“The Shape Of Water”- Trailer Review

Now I don’t know how you go about looking at upcoming films, but there’s on key thing that usually is the detail to peak my interest. No, it isn’t just Michael Fassbender’s name, though that always helps.

The first thing I look for is who will be directing the film.

Most of the time, I already know if I want to see it based on the director alone. The script, cast, trailer, and reviews can always shift that level of excitement, but I’m almost always focused in on who will be directing.

So when you tell me there’s a new Guillermo Del Toro film, I’ve already heard just about all I’ll need to know to see it.

The synopsis for The Shape Of Water is as follows: “An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.”

The role of Elisa will be played by Sally Hawkins and Zelda will be played by Octavia Spencer. In addition to those remarkable actresses, the cast is filled out by Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Jenkins, and as always, Doug Jones.

The idea of an original Guillermo Del Toro film should excite just about anyone, as that’s when he is at his most exciting. Even the lesser Del Toro films are still some of the most fascinating films to watch.

If The Shape Of Water can harness even just a fraction of the wild imagination that Guillermo Del Toro has unleashed with films like Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone, then this will be yet another exciting outing.

The Shape Of Water is set to be released December 8, 2017.

Are you interested in this trailer for The Shape Of Water? What is your favorite Guillermo Del Toro film? Let us know what you’re thinking about all this!

Nick Potter

Co-founder of The Filmsmiths. Degree in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts with a minor in Cinema Studies from Central Michigan University. Pretty much the barbecue sauce of people but I'm doing my best.

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