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Movie Review: The Shape of Water conveys peculiar love story

This fantasy film chronicles Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins), a mute woman who works as a cleaning lady in a high-security government laboratory during the 1960s Cold War era.

Elisa’s life changes forever when she discovers what the laboratory is keeping in secret – a humanoid amphibian creature kept in a water tank and is subjected to scientific tests to determine its origin.

As time progresses, Elisa develops an emotional bond with the creature. When she discovers plans to kill the creature, she frees it from captivity and seeks to return the creature to the ocean.

Guillermo Del Toro feature films has crafted his style of directing stunning cinematic visuals with films such as Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak.

The Shape of Water stars Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures, The Divergent Series, Snowpiercer), Richard Jenkins (Kong Skull Island, Jack Reacher) and Sally Hawkins (Godzilla).

The film opens this Friday at Century Cinemax, Acacia mall.

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