A Final Trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Must-See 'The Shape of Water'
"We need to take it apart, learn how it works." No more trailers, just go watch this film! In theaters next month. Fox Searchlight has debuted one more, final red band trailer for Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, which won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice Film Festival. This fairy tale romance set in the 1960s at a secret government laboratory stars Sally Hawkins as a lonely, mute woman who discovers a classified "experiment" and falls in love with him. Doug Jones co-stars. The excellent ensemble cast also includes Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, and John Kapelos. This film was my favorite of the Venice Film Festival, and has been getting rave reviews from critics everywhere. This trailer reveals a lot, so only watch if you still aren't sold on it yet.
Here's the final official trailer (+ poster) for Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, from YouTube:
An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forver when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. The Shape of Water is directed by visionary Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, of Cronos, Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I & II, Pan's Labyrinth, and Crimson Peak previously. The screenplay is written by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; based on an idea by del Toro and Daniel Kraus. This is expected to premiere at the fall film festivals. Fox Searchlight will release GdT's The Shape of Water in select theaters starting December 1st this fall. Who's in for this?
Struggles to figure out how this "love story" differs in any significant way from that classic "love story" of the lonely woman, pet dog, peanut butter (some assembly required) . . . fails.
Sharkman1963 on Nov 14, 2017
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