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Friday, February 09, 2018

The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, David Hewlett, Nick Searcy, Martin Roach

😝 I am going to start with the good points: the cinematography was beautiful and very well done, good actors, great old movie clips and music, good costumes, and an extremely promising storyline (which is why I watched it in the first place).
Now, I found the whole story to be unbelievable, not to say plain stupid. To begin with, nothing in it made sense, and if that was not enough, can anyone explain to me what that ridiculous black and white dance routine was about? It felt completely out of place!
How come in the beginning the creature cannot be out of the water for too long or he will die, but later on he is completely comfortable sitting at the dinner table?
How did those two remain standing in the bathroom? The force of the water would have carried them out.
In the end, this creature is so weak that he must be released immediately into the water, but then, all of a sudden, he gets superhuman strength after some strange and inexplicable resurrection, and saves the day!
Seriously, the whole thing seemed more like Little Mermaid meets Beauty and the Beast. I cannot figure out why it is even nominated!
If you want fantasy world, save your money and turn to the Disney Channel - it is far more entertaining!

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