Movie Review: The Shape of Water

Movie Review: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water (film).pngThis Fantasy Romance was directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa Esposita- a mute custodian. She works at a high-security government laboratory and falls in love with captured humanoid-amphibian creature.

I liked this movie except the darkening dinner scene. But I still enjoy  Pan’s Labyrinth better.

Special effects were astonishing and the love story was sweet at first. However, parts of the movie went too fast and others seemed to drag a bit.

The acting was superb especially Sally Hawkins and I especially loved Octavia Spencer as Zelda Delilah Fuller, Elisa’s co-worker and friend who also serves as her interpreter. Just her facial expressions alone said a thousand words.


My rating 4.6 stars out of 5


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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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