The Shape of Water #TheToiBoxOfWords #film #review


It’s been a while since I’ve done a movie review so I didn’t even bother trying to write it down. I simply went straight to YouTube.


So, here’s a movie that people will either get or not. For that matter, some people probably won’t even give it a try, but I can’t blame them. This is a weird movie. Still, I enjoyed it; after getting over the initial shock of what was happening in front of me…

I don’t think I’m doing a good job of expressing how I really feel about this movie. It’s best you watch the review. If you want to skip a semi-spoiler I provide, watch the video in the YouTube browser so you can access the skip link.

In any case, I gave this movie a 4 ½ of 5 stars (bumping up to five because I’ve never really done halves before).

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

11 thoughts on “The Shape of Water #TheToiBoxOfWords #film #review”

  1. This is a great review! I did watch the spoilers, because I haven’t seen Pan’s Labyrinth and I’ve only seen one Hellboy movie. I’m not sure that this movie is for me, but I might check it out on my own (without even teen kids) and see what it’s like. I have watched a few movies that fit in the “disturbing” category that I really liked, but … couldn’t really recommend them to many people, so I get that.
    Thanks for the great review and way to to with your video!

    1. I think there have been a few books with this title, but none of them are this (to my knowledge). I believe the movie is derived from an original screenplay; plus, del Toro has been quite adamant that he owns complete rights to the look of the creature.

  2. I’ve always wanted to like del Toro’s movies, but so far, they haven’t really been for me. I wish people would stop calling his stuff horror (not you, the industry), because it’s not, and whenever I’ve gone to a del Toro film expecting something scary, I’ve come away disappointed.

    1. You are quite right Holly. While del Toro’s filmography of monster movies is often mislabeled with the horror genre, they are far from that. Yes, sometimes he his quite capable of scaring people, but that’s not usually the driving force of his stories. I think people have trouble reconciling the idea that monster films and horror films are not necessarily the same things.

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