The Shape Of Water
the film is very well directed , acted , superbly shot , great score , beautiful and poetic
But , i have a few major problems with the film that makes it not work for me the way it should
first of all the of the structure of the story is kinda overused and unoriginal
the love/friendship between an animal , a monster , some kind of creature and a human that grows throughout the film , and there’s this villain that somehow gets in the way for whatever the intention is , to kill the creature, to use it in an Evilish way , to get revenge , whatever ... ofc del toro tells this story in a beautiful , artistic , mesmerizing way that prevents it from becoming a cliche , but it still wasn’t good enough for me, it’s definitely not the best picture of the year , not in my book .
when i first saw the trailer months before the release , i could guess the story from the beginning to the end and it all came 100% true and that’s not very flattering . so the main advantage here is Toro’s direction and the film’s technical specs but even in those categories it’s not the best of 2017 . BR 2049’s cinematography, score , editing , production design, visual effects are totally superior, maybe even the direction but that’s debatable , Nolan’s the best director of the year imo... i think the academy is once again totally biased this year but anyway i respect the film and del toro and i don’t mind it winning , although i prefer 3 billboards .
the best thing about the film for me was the breathtaking performance by Michael Shannon , he’s a superb villain and gives the best performance in the film without a doubt , he’s painfully underrated it pisses me off , fuck all the critics for snubbing him so damn hard . at the end i have to mention that i fucking hate the creature 😂 i never feel bad or get emotionally attached to it which is usually an important aspect in these kind of films , its sexual relationship with Eliza is totally weird and the details are unnecessary and a mood killer
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