Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Shape of Water

It is a hot summers day here in the city, and sometimes you have to go inside to escape the afternoon heat.  We went and saw The Shape of Water, which I have been waiting for ever since seeing the trailer months ago.  Gosh I loved it. 

I don't want to give the story away but it is set in 1962, but feels modern in its telling of essentially a love story, a tale of the beauty and the beast.  It also though talks strongly about friendship and manages to bring in conversation about sexism and racism, about being unseen and how the monster maybe not the person you think it is.

Every little touch seemed perfect - the cars, the costumes, the music, and even the wallpaper.  The scenery looked like it had been there for 70 years and time had just passed it by and I want to live in their apartment - just with maybe better soundproofing.

A movie I know I will enjoy again and again.  5/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

I read that the director had always wanted to do his own version of "Creature from the Black Lagoon", and this is it. It is getting good reviews from other people, too.