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Beautiful love story. She too was a fish. Did you not notice her gills when the man touched her cheek?
I checked this out mainly because I was curious about it but it's really not my type of movie. The lead actress was very good, however. The movie feels way too dark, IMO. I did like the nostalgic feel of the movie.
A word of advice, never want a movie with the word "Water" in the title-- "Water World", "Lady in the Water," and now "The Shape of Water." The movie is filled with one dimensional characters, and exists to promote Hollywood's twisted view of the world.
The main character has sex with a freaking fish man! YES, sex with a fish man! I'm not talking about aqua man here, this fish man is 100% animal.
This is one of the worst movies I have seen in a long time. Stay away if you don't want disturbing images in your mind days after watching this.
This was a really beautiful film. I don't know why it took me so long to get around to it. I guess I was scared it wouldn't live up to expectations. Spoiler: it lived up to expectations. Ignore the reviews of the people here who obviously didn't know what they were signing up for. This movie deserved all the awards it got and then some.
My mom and I did not like this movie. It was nothing like the trailers I saw. I thought the story was going to be somewhat like the movie "Splash" and was anything but. The movie had way too much nudity, swearing, sex, sexual harassment, violence and bloodshed.
The trailers seemed like a movie about government secrets and love with a smart woman who can't verbalize it. I would not recommend watching this movie ever, save your time and money.
A beautiful gentle love story - well the picture on the cover gives it away - still lovely to watch as she befriends the creature. The Bad Guys are monstrous, with one exception and I won't give away what happens to him. Political time capsule backdrop of TV shows , racism, homophobia, car culture and sexual harassment.
It reminded me of Dr. Strangelove. It is at least partially a comedy and a statement about the strange decade that was the 1960's.
Different. Weird. ... I think it won awards for the same reasons why I can't find the right words to describe this story to form an opinion.
it wasn't a horrible movie. A couple of friends that had seen it, told me that they thought I would like it. It is quirky and clever but somehow either too silly or too serious.
Tarzan finds a bubble bath. Without excessive vocalizations. Needs to be about an hour longer. Not to explain comic books, or argue that a woman should respect her husband for everyone's sake, rather to allow us all to luxuriate as a female shares water with a "creature". Many 1960's references to bring smiles to those alive then.
I’m not a big Guillermo del Toro fan. Maybe I’m just to shallow, but it’s a struggle for me to watch his films. Maybe I don’t like fantasy films. I really like several of the actors, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer. But they didn’t bring any sense into the equation except for stock performances.
I give ths movie 2 and a half stars. Although i found plot to b very unique at the first 30 minutes even interesting, it started to fade. The sets and costumes for the era were refreshing and a nice change from modern movie genres. But all and all at end of it i felt alil cheated, i wanted to feel more connection with the characters and it was lacking. Ths movie felt alil rushed and was alil all over the place. Its a good feel movie tht just needed alil more excitement to it. And didn't like ending
I give this movie one solid star because, for the first 15-20 minutes, I was interested. However, sometime around that 15-20 minute mark, I lost interest. The rest of the film did not hold me enough to care.
I was so excited for this B-movie style take on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST meets CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. The beautiful production and talented cast had me even more excited. Unfortunately, belabored pacing, a horribly cartoonish villain, and heavy-handed satire weigh down a story that demands a far more delicate touch. The love story was rushed as well. Considering his excellent work on PAN'S LABYRINTH, which juggled socio-political commentary and fairy tale conventions with far more skill, I expected more from Guillermo del Toro.
Any movie with Sally Hawkins is worth watching. But The Shape of Water was a disappointment considering Hawkins and Del Torro. It was too predictable and seemed to be a product of focus groups.
A beautiful journey with love, humor, and friendship. I loved this more than I expected. Usually I find Guillermo Del Toro movies as dark, emotional pieces I can only watch once, but this one was definitely a movie I'd like to watch again. I don't usually like romantic movies, but this was a great blend of fantasy and suspense.
I can't say that I wasn't warned. Any movie that wins the Academy awards for best picture and best director is bound to be a sack of twee twaddle.
Is this thing anything more than a fairy tale for 10 year olds, gussied up with the required violence, sex and language that it needs to get an "adult" rating?
A concise description would be "Maudie meets the Creature from the Black Lagoon."
I loved this movie! As usual, Sally Hawkins gave a powerful performance. I like her style; she's quirky and unusual. I had a general idea of what the story was about, but I was pleasantly surprised with its beauty and the beast touches. At first I thought the dance sequence was ridiculous, but after I stopped laughing, I was thoroughly enchanted. A great movie for romantic hearts, especially if you prefer beauty and the beast themes where the beast doesn't transform.
This is a love story between two different worlds, and an ode to Cinema. I would recommend to see Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) to have an idea, then watch this one since The Shape of the Water is based on that 1954 original version.
I liked the cinematography but I was bored, overall. I'm usually bored, for the record. I probably finish only one movie in 12. I tend to hate artsy films with foliage all over the box, which normally are used to hide boring movies. Think The Motorcycle Diaries, which was like a root canal w/o modern narcotics. I've had 3 bikes, it should have been fun.
I like Richard Jenkins way more in The Visitor.
The film is well presented & lit in a detailed homage to 50's era films. The didactic conclusions from the film are obvious, clearly separating the "good" & "bad" characters through physical interaction & dialogue featuring egregious examples of overt racism, sexism & gender discrimination. The problem is that the "bad" guy Richard Strickland is over the top bad, including not seeking medical help for gangrene & at that point they jumped the shark with this character.
Set in 1960's America, Elisa, who is mute, works as a cleaning lady in the high-security government lab that is keeping a mysterious, scaled creature. Upon discovering the creature, the two develop a "bond." The story is an otherworldly fairy tale of romance...odd but enjoyable.
Look, it's not terrible. But honestly, I felt like it was just boring and unnecessary. It had some great moments and it really seemed interesting at first, but I can't really see why this movie won "Best Picture". The sex and masturbation scenes are...fine, but they weren't really necessary. And maybe it was just me, but I didn't really feel like they fell in love. They went from eating eggs and hanging out to let's have sex now. It just didn't feel deep enough. I didn't care enough about the characters. (And believe me, I went into this with an open mind.) (It was a bit overrated, to be honest.)
If people enjoy this movie, good to them. I hope people can find enjoyment in this. In my own opinion, it was boring and paced terribly. The characters were boring and bland except for Zelda and Giles. I don't really recommend this movie based on any personal enjoyment, but I would still say to watch the movie and form your own opinion on it!
Well, that was a pleasant surprise! A modern day Fairytale, of the mute princess and her Prince Charming! Just keep an open mind- and you’ll be captivated by the magic!
P/S Micheal Shannon stole the show!!!! Damn that man can act his “arse” off! lol