The Shape Of Water [2018]

“The Shape Of Water” is a dramatic/fantasy film directed by Guillermo Del Toro and tells the story of a mute maid who works at a top secret research facility and who forms a unique bond with one of the subjects of experience.

This is probably the best films I’ve watched this year. I really love Guillermo Del Toro’s films so it didn’t come as a surprise that this one would be a master piece. However, I have to put this out there, to me, this is not Guillermo Del Toro’s best work. “Pan’s Labyrinth” is still my favorite but honestly, compared to all the movie that came out recently in the cinema, this is one is amazing!

From the visuals to the story, this film is a piece of art. The plot is very well-developed and constructed and it is very original, I liked the fact that it is set in the real world and that it happens during the Cold War but has a touch of fantasy [my favorite genre really]. The cinematography and art direction is another story. Visually, the movie is breathtaking, I love the colour palette of this film and some of the shots are gorgeous.

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Another thing that makes this film a master piece is the acting. The performance of the actors/actresses is amazing, their acting is so believable and genuine. Moreover, Sally Hawkins’s performance is on point, for a character who does not speak, she delivered her character’s deepest intentions and feelings perfectly well, her performance really moved me. And let’s not talk about Doug Jones because he is amazing and he plays the character of a non-talking mermaid!

In conclusion, I think “The Shape Of Water” is a must-watch, I really recommend it and I rate it a 5/5.

5/5: Excellent

4/5: Very Good

3/5: Good

2/5: Bad

1/5: VERY bad! 

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39 Comments

  1. February 11, 2018 / 9:53 am

    I’m really looking forward to seeing this one. If all goes well I can hopefully see it finally on saturday. I really liked your review and it only makes me look forward to the film even more 😊😊

    • February 11, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it and thanks for reading 😊☺️

  2. Coyote from Orion
    February 11, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Planning on seeing this though heard it wasn’t as good as it looked.
    Saw Den of Thieves last week. Have seen worse. Worth seeing.
    Molly’s Game the best I have seen recently. Idris Elba is always excellent.

    • February 11, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      It’s actually as good as it looks!! Thanks for reading!! 😊

      • Coyote from Orion
        February 11, 2018 / 11:32 pm

        Looks good. Not sure when I will next go to the cinemas. Nearly finished season 3 of Twin Peaks. That will finish a chapter on something.

  3. February 11, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    It’s on my list! Feeling better about seeing after your review. Thank you,

    • February 11, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      It’s amazing!! Thanks for reading 😍

  4. February 11, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    I’ve been dying to see this! This is all true?

    • February 11, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      No ofc no!! Thanks for reading and you should definitely watch it!!!

      • February 11, 2018 / 6:56 pm

        But you said it’s based on a true story? I mean I know they tend to exaggerate in films like these:)

        • February 11, 2018 / 7:04 pm

          No i meant that the contest is real because the cold war did happen and it is set in the real world but the story itself is fantasy (like it’s unnatural to fall in love with a mermaid)

          • February 11, 2018 / 7:23 pm

            I am sorry if i wasn’t clear in the review 🙈

          • February 12, 2018 / 7:22 am

            What! No you’re not, i wasn’t clear enough in my review, it’s my fault so don’t worry about it ❤️❤️❤️

    • February 11, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      It’s amazing!! Thanks for reading 😍

  5. February 11, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Great review:) after seeing that this movie received a lot of Academy Award nominations I said I wanted to watch this before the 2018 Oscars come on, I’ve heard it was a really good movie.

    • February 12, 2018 / 7:21 am

      It is very good!!! Thanks a lot for reading 😍

  6. February 11, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    I just watched this yesterday – there was so much hype about it and I went in with high expectations. I love Guillermo Del Toro BUT… this was just an ok movie. I felt the romance between the 2 were really rushed and the storyline very predictable. (I even guessed at her scars as soon as I saw them…) The acting was excellent though, I agree. I rate this movie an overall 7/10.

    • February 11, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      I have to say, I completely agree with you – I thought this movie was going to blow my mind and i was left a little like….”oh is that it?” I didn’t even really think their was a romance literally until they had sex. (I knew there would be but i didn’t FEEL it) The acting and cinematography were brilliant though!x

      • February 12, 2018 / 7:25 am

        Yeah this is not Guillermo Del Toro’s best work and I agree the story was more cliche than usually (compared to his previous work) but i still think it’s better than what came out recently in the cinema!! Thanks a lot for reading and commenting, i like reading about other people’s opinions ☺️❤️

    • February 12, 2018 / 7:20 am

      It’s nit my favourite movie by Guillermo Del Toro of course, Pan’s Labyrinth will always be my favourite but i did think it’s better than anything that came out in the cinemas recently!! Thanks a lot though for reading and for commenting!! Love knowing other people’s point of view!!

      • February 12, 2018 / 11:45 pm

        Pan’s Labyrinth is my favourite Del Toro film as well! 🙂

  7. February 11, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Ooh wow – this actually sounds really interesting! I’ll be adding it to my ‘to watch’ list 😀 xo

    • February 12, 2018 / 7:17 am

      Yay!! Thanks a lot for reading 😊💕

  8. February 11, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    Ah I really want to go see this ! Xx

    • February 12, 2018 / 7:17 am

      It’s amazing!! Go watch it and thanks for reading ☺️❤️

  9. Makeup by Erin
    February 12, 2018 / 7:55 am

    I saw the trailer for this the other day and I was intrigued. I probably won’t see it, I’m just not a fantasy movie person, but I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the review! 😊

    • February 12, 2018 / 9:04 am

      yeah it might not be everyone’s cup of tea but yeah, thanks for reading!!! xx

  10. Coyote from Orion
    February 12, 2018 / 8:04 am

    Sold me. Definitely will see it… but if Slash is really telling the audience to… 🎸🎩
    The new Deadpool is on the list too.

    • February 12, 2018 / 9:03 am

      so excited to watch it!!

      • Coyote from Orion
        February 13, 2018 / 6:03 am

        Not on anymore at the cinemas I have a subscription to. Am going to find another still showing it.
        I seem to have missed All the money in the world too.
        My folks go to the films weekly. They give a heads up too.
        The Winston Churchill film might be worthwhile too. Your Dunkirk suggestion last year was a good one.

  11. February 13, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    I love to read your movie reviews, you are always so honest! I have seen the trailer of this movie so many times and even though it’s something that I usually wouldn’t watch, I am really tempted. And even more now since you said it’s really good! xx

    • February 14, 2018 / 7:35 am

      Awww thanks a lot!! I really appreciate it 😍💕💕 yess go watch it!!

  12. February 23, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    I really want to see this! LOL I actually had no idea what it was about until reading this review, but I love Guillermo del Toro’s movies…plus the fact that it’s nominated for more than a few academy awards means that it’s got to be at least decent.

    • February 23, 2018 / 9:55 pm

      Yess exactly!! Thanks a lot for reading 💕

  13. February 26, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Loved this movie, thought it challenged people to think about how they perceive things. Helped shed light for people to be more open about being different. Everything was well done in the film too from music to acting to set design etc. Thx for the review!

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