Fantasy The Shape of Water (2017)

Tom

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The Shape of Water (2017)
R | 1h 59min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 8 December 2017 (USA)

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Director:
Guillermo del Toro
Sally Hawkins ...Eliza Esposito
Michael Shannon ...Strickland
Richard Jenkins ...Giles
Octavia Spencer ...Zelda
Michael Stuhlbarg ...Mr. Robert Hoffstetler
Doug Jones ...Amphibian Man (The Asset)

Interesting...

 

Tom

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Okay, so I watched this one tonight. I like the creature design of Abe Sapien in Hellboy better.
I think GD Toro was going for artzy but it came off as boring and really uneventful.
There is a degree of romance and fairytale in it but as for a Hellboy reboot with this asset, no way.
If you squint and cock your head just right you might consider the asset as being an alien from another world...lol. Nah...
I might watch this film again if I am looking to watch monster films but there are so many other films with better designs it will be Waaaay down on the list.
 
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It was okay. I cannot see how it could win Best Picture, but I haven't yet seen all the others nominated.
All I thought for the first half hour was how it copied "Amelie", my favorite movie.
I don't want to see it again. There's not enough there.
 

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Was that the intent of this, as a backdoor reboot of Hellboy?
I read some quip about the possibility somewhere.
I do know that Hellboy is getting a reboot.
The way they have been tying things together with backstories it does kinda make sense that this might be touted as a origin of Abe Sapien's heritage. Perhaps they will be going for a race of fishmen to which Abe Sapien is part of?
The only way to be sure is to see the new Hellboy and see if there is any connection made or implied.
But with the similarity of the this creature to Abe, it looks likely.
 
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