The Shape of Water (2017, New Del Toro)

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  1. Workshed

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    Be aware: trailer shows A LOT:



    Fall 2017

    His take on the Creature from the Black Lagoon, it looks like.
     
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    This looks terrific! Can't wait!
     
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    Seems like a Hellboy spinoff/Abe Sapien origin story seeing how the creature looks very much like Abe, has a fondness for eggs and music, etc.
     
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    I'll pass on watching the trailer. I check out everything Del Toro works on at this point.
     
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    Very cool artwork.
     
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    Finally expands to wide release on Friday. Can't wait to see it!
     
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    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    Just got back from a 4:30 showing. This is, by far, Del Toro's best English-language feature film.
     
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    My wife and I both enjoyed this. Very few people in the theater for the early showing.
     
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    Saw it this weekend as well. Loved it!

    A bit more sexual and violent than expected, was thinking it'd be fairly tame for an R-rated movie. If I'd known, I probably wouldn't have brought my mother along!
     
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    Yeah I was surprised with the nudity/sexuality for a Del Toro movie.
     
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    Great cast , Hawkins is fantastic.
     
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    Is this movie not getting a wide release?
     
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    The wide release began on the 22nd. Only 726 theaters though, so definitely not Star Wars wide.
     
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    Wasn't expecting Star Wars numbers but at least a normal wide distribution, which is at least twice that amount of theaters.

    I guess I'm waiting for the home video release. :(
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Guillermo del Toro wins Best Director for The Shape of Water at the Golden Globes.



    "I thank you. My monsters thank you. And somewhere Lon Chaney is smiling upon us all."

    Wow, that's a shocker. I heard good things, but I've been putting off seeing it. At least now I don't have to worry about it getting chased out of theaters as it's a true blue Oscar contender now. :D

    And invoking Chaney's name may be a bit of a dog whistle for Universal from del Toro. ;)
     
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    Wow, guess I better eat my words from another thread. Sounds like Del Toro delivered a winner.
     
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    I watched it this evening, an interesting movie, I can't say I loved it, but I certainly appreciated it, its nice to see such an unusual movie get the budget, I suspect in other hands that would not have happened. Well done for the golden globe.
     
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    The budget was $20 million, which is pretty mild considering. Look at NetFlix's $60 million War Machine or $90 million Bright, or even Spielberg's $50 million The Post, none of which are even half as cinematic as The Shape Of Water.
     
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    True but look at the story of the shape of water and imagine the pitch to the studio's, seeing as they normally go for superhero movies, sequels or remakes, granted all of which have higher budgets, but I'm still surprised due to subject matter that a studio dropped coin on it.
     

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