Episode 049 - The Devil's Backbone

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Del Toro really dropped a bomb on this week’s episode with his second major feature. Going off the reviews and high praise, as well as the mystique that surrounds Guillermo as a filmmaker, Ryan and Tim were surprised by how much they disliked The Devil’s Backbone. Earning it an “avoid” and a “stream,” the guys explore the elements that make a movie “del Toran,” ultimately deciding that even with all of the classic things we associate with his films, this one fell short of having them coalesce into an enjoyable movie.

Where we watched: Amazon Rental

RecommenDEADtions: Toy Story 4 / The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Devil’s Backbone (El espinazo del diablo) (2001)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Written by Guillermo del Toro, David Muñoz, Antonio Trashorras

Tim Aslin