Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins
Guillermo del Toro (Screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (Director), Guillermo del Toro (Story), Vanessa Taylor (Screenplay)
Release: Dec. 1st, 2017
Runtime: 2 hours, 3 minutes
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
I watched it and I it was technically good, but not sure if I would say that it was great. I am really surprised it won best picture. I haven't seen the other nominees accept for Get Out, and this o...
But the sole popularity of the film will depend upon it's emotional appeal to those captured by the poignant story of a poor mute girl who finds love and fulfillment with a humanoid amphibian; the Cinderella meets The Creature from the Black Lagoon aspect.
But I wish the creature idea had been left at the Marvel/DC doorstep, and a more serious film about outsider people struggling in the early 1960s and feeling isolated because of their differences....that would have made a much more stronger film, than what we get.