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Review: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is shaping up to be an awards-season contender, though it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea – or water. It’s a mesmerizing adult fairy tale co-written and directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth). In a nutshell: the film is about a lonely mute named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a fantastical sea creature (Doug Jones in a gilled wetsuit) being held prisoner in the high-security lab where she works as a cleaning lady. Sure, it all sounds kinds of weird, and it is – but it’s also a stunning film with some stellar acting.

Pacific Rim

WHAT?? DID I LIKE THE MOVIE???

WHY AM I SHOUTING????

Maybe it’s because my ears are still ringing from watching Pacific Rim in IMAX 3D. Let’s just say it was loud – really, really loud – loud to the point of distraction. And that’s never a good thing, especially if you’re struggling to understand the drips and drabs of weak dialogue interjected between epic battle scenes. In a nutshell, Pacific Rim is Godzilla on steroids.