“A man who washes his hands before and after use the bathroom shows signs of weakness.”
In this new magic propose by Guillermo del Toro, Shape of Water wants you to go really deep into a wet fairy tail. Sounds interesting because the movie is indeed catchy. Sometimes, I personally try to not let myself make expectations about movies. But, this time I went ahead with just a simple hope to watch this amazing and magical movie where from the beginning till the end del Toro keeps every detail on check.
“If we do nothing, neither are we.”
Shape of Water tells the story of a mute, Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins), and how she risks all for love. Before this story happens, Elisa is a loner woman who only friends are her neighbor Giles (Richard Jenkins), and her coworker Zelda (Octavia Spencer). Both Elisa and Zelda work in a high-security laboratory of the U.S. government, where many experiments take part. And when a mythical creature arrives, Elisa lets her curiosity go wild into the deep green water.
Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer on set. Image via Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Two loners trying to save a god, but the god saved them. Being honest, Shape of Water looks like just another boring movie. However, Shape of Water is the most poetical movie of the year. The movie takes you into colorful time of the U.S. history: the 60s. To a time where the U.S. tried to keep everything calm while battling the Cold War.
*May Contain Spoilers*Image via Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Major things/highlights about Shape of Water are the nudity’s scenes from Elisa during the first 10 minutes of the movie, the music and the dances, the black and white scene (which at first made me feel uncomfortable) is the most random but lovely scene of the movie.
Shape of Water is a clean and very honest movie, where the main characters don’t need to speak to make this magical tail come to life. The cast has many powerful candidates for support role in the coming awards. Finally but no less important, the brilliant Michael Shannon makes a magnificent job as the “bad guy.”