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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is the story of a creature captured in South America and brought to a U.S. laboratory in Baltimore for studying.

Sally Hawkins plays Elisa Esposito who is a deaf janitor at the lab. She and her friend, Zelda, who is played by Octavia Spencer, are cleaning the lab when the creature is brought in. Elisa forms a bond with the creature and decides to rescue it when she discovers how it's being treated. Colonel Strickland, who is played by Michael Shannon, is ordered to perform live experimentation on Doug, as Elisa has called him. She enlists the help of her neighbor and friend, Giles, who is played by Richard Jenkins.

The bond between creature and human continues to grow but the creature cannot live long out of water. Elisa must decide what to do with her new companion.

This movie is fantastic and well deserving of its Oscar nomination. Director Guillermo del Toro wrote, produced, and directed this film. At times the movie is funny, exciting, romantic, and is visually spectacular. It comes from the mind of one of the best directors working today. Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, and the great Richard Jenkins all performed wonderfully to make this terrific movie. Guillermo del Toro said he had thought out and planned this movie for along time and it was worth the wait. It compares to movie greats such as Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein, and Pan's Labyrinth.

This movie is almost perfect and I gave it 4 out of 4 stars. Go see it if you have a chance and if not, be sure to check it out on DVD or Blue Ray.

You can also check out the interview with Doug Jones from Kansas City Comic Con 2017 where Eric talks about The Shape of Water.

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