In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.
Guillermo del Toro
In 1536, in Veracruz, Mexico, during the Inquisition, an alchemist builds a mysterious and sophisticated device named Cronos to provide eternal life to the owner. In the present days, the antiques dealer Jesus Gris finds Cronos hidden inside an ancient statue while cleaning it with his granddaughter Aurora. He accidentally triggers the device and soon his wife Mercedes and he note that he has a younger appearance. Out of the blue, the stranger Angel de la Guardia visits Gris's shop and buys the old statue. On the next day, Gris finds his shop trashed and Angel's card on the floor. He pays a visit to Angel that introduces him to the eccentric millionaire De la Guardia that explains the healing power and the eternal life given by Cronos. Angel is sent by De la Guardia to hunt down Gris to get Cronos no matter the costs.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Guillermo del Toro being one of my favorite directors and having watched most of his movies felt bad to leave Cronos unwatched.As Cronos is regarded as Guillermo del Toro's first motion picture i was very much excited to watch this movie ,but my excitement quickly turned into dismay as Cronos was nothing like his other films,films which have rich characters of profound depth and background.
Having said that,the story and actors were promising but they ended up disappointing too by the end of film.
But its good to see that the writer/director quickly learned from his mistakes and gave some of my favorite hits.
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