There are few words to describe this film.
Some of them include: worthless, idiotic, and vomit.
I wanted to see this film. Liam Neeson has been in some great films. The trailer had me pumped to see something similar to Bourne. I rank this film as the worst movie I have ever paid full price to see, and I paid full price to see Godzilla with Matthew Broderick. There is no use in going into why this film is so terrible. I've expended too much energy trying to explain it to the endless number of Taken fans who always look at me with blank stares and say, "But that's why it's so good." If you like this movie I'm going to put it out there: you're retarded. You really need to reevaluate you aesthetic sense.
It must be some zealous xenocentric overindulgence that drives film goers to rave about movies like Pan's Labyrinth. Few other explanations could explain the high amount of praise this film receives. Imaginative may have other definitions of which I am unaware because this film attempts to translate into Spanish a very meager interpretation of C.S. Lewis' vision for the Narnia series. Del Toro strips down the childlike bliss of Narnia and replaces it with grim violence which small-minded college grads tend to associate with reality. What is realistic about a villain who has no redeeming qualities, could create no sympathy, and murders with the cold, emotionless face of a hero in a Michael Bay movie? What is realistic about a head that collapses like papier mache? The fantasy in this movie is more prevalent in the events surrounding the war than in the delusions of the little girl. Since the little girl is Del Toro's hero, it would make since if the audience could relate to her. That becomes problematic when two grapes are enough to make her disregard her instructions. Though, her instructor considered, we should probably be more disturbed that no one notices that this girl has no sense of danger or self-preservation.
This movie is a masturbatory romp in Guillermo del Toro's mind that contains with a few stimulating images but ends with a mess and a small tinge of guilt for having wasted one's time on such a mindless indulgence.