“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.
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.
4/5: Very Good
1/5: VERY bad!
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