The Shape of Water (2017)

R   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

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  • Octavia Spencer and Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Michael Shannon in The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Sally Hawkins and Amanda Richer in The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water (2017)
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19 February 2018 | mhorg2018
| A Beautiful poem to Monster Kids
Guillermo Del Toro mentioned that one of the driving ideas behind this was for the monster to get the girl. I'm not going to give this away, but unlike some of the naysayers who've damned this film, they obviously didn't watch it with their eyes open. Who can make a film like this for under 20 million these days? Obviously Guillermo can. This is a dark and beautiful fantasy that one has to pay attention to. The story flows like the water it contains and I can't single out any one performance since all of them are so excellent. I would have liked it if the Amphibian man had a little more original look. He looked like Abe Sapien with the creature from the black lagoon's hands. But he is a beautiful creature, streamlined and wonderful. While some may poo-poo this film, It's Del Toro's best original film since Pan's Labyrinth and far superior to either Crimson Peak and the utterly terrible Pacific Rim.

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