Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Shape of Water (2017)

Rated: R - Runtime: 123 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

I have a soft spot for Universal's classic "Creature from the Black Lagoon".  This movie is such a blatant ripoff tribute to that classic...I refer to it as "Amelie meets the Creature"...that I have to wonder if Universal pondered trademark infringement.

It's something way more than Creature, of course.  It's a visual and aural feast and a beautiful love story with characters that have far more depth.

Probably my second favorite del Toro feature behind "Hellboy II: The Golden Army".