Weird. That’s really the best word to describe Guillermo del Toro’s latest film. The Shape of Water follows a mute woman who seeks to rescue a creature from the lab where she works. The trick is that she is in love with the creature. The film handles this supernatural romance very well and proves that love know no gender, color, or apparently species. Sally Hawkins proves that you don’t need a voice to tell a story. Her role is central to the film and she succeeds in captivating without uttering a word. The theme of the film relies on how isolated she feels because of her disability and she makes the audience feel it. Del Toro has proven that he is a gifted director in the fantasy genre, but this one goes above and beyond his usual to create something fantastic.
A modern romance that surprises and inspires in every moment.
Truly spectacular and deserving of high praise and from me a…
4.5 out of 5
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