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Review: Del Toro takes his ‘Pinocchio’ to very dark places | Entertainment
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Review: Del Toro takes his ‘Pinocchio’ to very dark places | Entertainment

Let’s face it, “Pinocchio” has always been an odd choice for a children’s morality tale.Of course, lying is wrong. But that’s not the only message the story sends. Even the classic 1940 Disney version — lighter and more kid-friendly than the 1883 Collodi tale — still sends the message that if you’re not “good,” you don’t deserve to be human.“A boy who won’t be good might just as well be made of wood,” the beneficent Blue Fairy admonishes Pinocchio in that film. Really? What happened to the idea that “to err is human?” Not to mention second chances, or learning curves? And what does “good” mean, anyway? Have they heard of value relativism? But we digress.Bec...