The Shape of Water is Guillermo del Toro’s… well, it’s probably not going to be del Toro’s take on “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” but I look forward to seeing it on December 8th anyway. Despite the fact that the art critics are raving about it: they’re going into the theater for one thing, and I’m going in for something entirely else. It’s no particular skin off of my nose if they find art in the creature feature flick that I’m watching.
Not that I have anything against artistry in films. Quite the contrary. But del Toro is, like myself, ultimately a fan. :holding up finger to lips: Sssh. Don’t anybody that. Dude’s got a sweet scam running with that; I’d hate to spoil it for him.