Movie Review: The Shape of Water

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IMDB Summary:

In a 1960s research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature.

 

 

My Review:

I love, love, love Guillermo del Toro. He always has such amazing character makeup in his movies. What I loved was this film was like Amelie meets Creature From the Black Lagoon.

The stand out character for me was Octavia Spencer, but she is always awesome! Sally Hawkins was great as the mute Elisa. Doug Jones was great with his quirky movements—Pan’s Labyrinth was my favorite of his. Richard Jenkins’s character was one to feel for, and Michael Shannon was “insane” as usual.

The highlight of the movie was the romantic aspect because this isn’t Beauty and the Beast where you get a beast transforming into a prince. You get a freaking creature here, and I loved it! The musical score had a very artsy/French style to it that made the movie stand out more.

Bravo to del Toro who can go from Horror (Mimic), to comic book (Hellboy), to fantastical (Pan’s Labyrinth), to action (Pacific Rim), to Gothic atmosphere (Crimson Peek), to artsy/romantic (THIS MOVIE)!

 

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11 thoughts on “Movie Review: The Shape of Water

  1. Great review! We’re looking forward to watching this movie, especially after all of the awards and nominations it received at the Golden Globes. Your remarks on Del Torry are spot on. He is quite amazing. Check out some of our reviews, news and commentaries on all things movies when you get the chance!You definitely have a follow from us. Great job!

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