Today on the blog, Anne will be reviewing the new Guillermo del Toro movie, The Shape of Water.
5 out of 5 Stars!
First off, I have a confession to make and that is I am a huge Guillermo del Toro fan so I might be slightly biased.
This movie has been described by others as a weird and wonderful fairytale and I couldn’t agree more with that assessment. It had it all! The Shape of Water is a monster and a maiden’s love story set against a 1960s cold war background. Elisa (played by Sally Hawkins) is a mute cleaning lady with a strange backstory working at a government laboratory. Elisa comes in contact with the monster, a aquatic humanoid creature being kept captive by the government. The villain, played perfectly by Michael Shannon, will stop at nothing to keep the creature out of the hands of the Soviets. Elisa just wants to save him, with a little help from her friends. I want to tell you everything, but no spoilers, so I will stop there.
This movie, to steal a phrase, had all the feels. Funny, tender, and yet at times hard to watch due to its raw portrayals of violence, it kept me glued to the screen. I highly recommend this movie.
When we were not off watching movies, we’ve been working on final edits of The Ocular and new material for Servants of Gaia.
We hope you all have a good week. Thanks again for sticking with us.
Anne, Nancy, and Eric