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What's your favorite film by Guillermo del Toro?

haven't seen any
0 (0%)
don't like any
2 (4.9%)
Cronos
1 (2.4%)
Mimic
0 (0%)
The Devil's Backbone
0 (0%)
Blade II
4 (9.8%)
Hellboy
4 (9.8%)
Pan's Labyrinth
24 (58.5%)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2 (4.9%)
Pacific Rim
1 (2.4%)
Crimson Peak
0 (0%)
The Shape of Water
3 (7.3%)

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StudentOFilm

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Re: del Toro, Guillermo - Director's Best
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2011, 02:37:50 PM »
1. Pan's Labyrinth
2. The Devil's Backbone
3. Cronos
4. Hellboy II: The Golden Army

5. Hellboy
6. Blade II
7. Mimic
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Re: del Toro, Guillermo - Director's Best
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2011, 03:40:37 PM »
Pan's Labyrinth
Cronos

Blade 2
Hellboy

Hellboy 2

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Re: del Toro, Guillermo - Director's Best
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2011, 03:44:40 PM »
1. Pan's Labyrinth

2. Hellboy
3. Cronos

4. Hellboy II

5. Blade II

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Re: del Toro, Guillermo - Director's Best
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2011, 06:16:54 PM »
8.) BLADE II
7.) MIMIC
6.) HELLBOY
5.) CRONOS
4.) HELLBOY II
3.) PACIFIC RIM
2.) THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE
1.) PAN'S LABYRINTH
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Re: del Toro, Guillermo - Director's Best
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2011, 09:17:34 PM »
Pan's Labyrinth, but both Hellboy films are also awesome.

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Re: del Toro, Guillermo - Director's Best
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2011, 02:41:32 PM »
1. Pan's Labyrinth
2. The Devil's Backbone
3. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
4. Cronos

5. Hellboy
6. Blade II
7. Mimic


Update (I just switched Cronos and Hellboy II after revisiting them close together).
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Re: del Toro, Guillermo - Director's Best
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2012, 06:57:01 AM »
1. Pan's Labyrinth
2. The Devil's Backbone
3. Cronos
4. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
5. Blade II

6. Hellboy
7. Mimic (Director's Cut only)

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Re: del Toro, Guillermo - Director's Best
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2012, 09:01:33 AM »
It has been way too long since I saw any of these films (other than the Hellboy ones), I need to revisit them. From memory, I thought that Blade II was really fun, but lacking in character development, Mimic was garbage, The Devil's Backbone was a bore and Cronos was interesting but very flawed. I don't like the Hellboy films though.

I've not seen Pan's Labyrinth the whole way through.

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Re: del Toro, Guillermo - Director's Best
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2012, 09:07:24 AM »
It has been way too long since I saw any of these films (other than the Hellboy ones), I need to revisit them. From memory, I thought that Blade II was really fun, but lacking in character development, Mimic was garbage, The Devil's Backbone was a bore and Cronos was interesting but very flawed. I don't like the Hellboy films though.

I've not seen Pan's Labyrinth the whole way through.

I rewatched both Hellboy films over the last week. They are both flawed, but HBII is definitely superior and it has a few scenes that really took my breath away. The Director's Cut of Mimic still isn't amazing but it is much better than the theatrical and it crucially feels like a GDT film rather than a facsimile. Blade II definitely is lacking in character development because he doesn't seem interested in the character of Blade too much, rather it's a platform for his imagination to run wild on and I think that's what makes the film work so well. Pan's Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone are top 100 for me and Cronos wouldn't be far behind.

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Re: del Toro, Guillermo - Director's Best
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2012, 09:29:38 AM »
The Hellboy films are visually interesting, which is obviously where del Toro excels, but empty elsewhere. I agree with your take on Blade II, I liked it for completely different reasons to the first Blade, but they both still worked for me. The third one was just terrible though.

I really should get onto a complete viewing of Pan's Labyrinth, for some reason, the couple of times I have tried to watch it have always been interrupted. Probably should rewatch Devil's Backbone too.