The Shape of Water (2018) 🌟🌟
This is a peculiar movie and I’m not quite convinced it deserves all the hype that its been receiving 🤔.
Directed by Guillermo Del Toro who gave us #panslabyrinth, I had high expectations but I found the movie to be a little dull 😴. It’s basically a fairy tale set during the Cold War era but without any magic. I love fairy tales and loved the story of Beauty and the Beast but, I wasn’t quite convinced by a mute woman falling in love with a sea creature 😕. And no, that’s not a spoiler as the poster for the movie shows that 😝.
There are a number of plot holes but there are also some plus points! The cinematography is good. The music soundtrack is good; it fits in well with the era and setting of the movie 🎶.
Sally Hawkins plays her role of the mute woman perfectly. You sympathise with her character and her struggles. Michael Shannon plays his role as a creepy villain with ease. I do find that he seems to always have that menacing look on his face that sends shivers down your spine 😨.
I don’t believe this is a movie that will appeal to the masses but, to appreciate the cinematography it is worth watching it at the cinema and not on DVD.
2 out of 5 stars. Remember, it’s my opinion!