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“The Shape of Water” Trailer Shows Off Del Toro’s Version of Oscarbait

New Guillermo Del Toro trailer people, this is not drill, THIS IS NOT DRILL!

I… ah… I really like Guillermo Del Toro as a director. Point being that the trailer for his new film, “The Shape of Water” has hit online.

Now if your reaction was “what the hell was that?!” I actually understand. This looks like it’ll be an odd movie. However the thing about great directors like Guillermo Del Toro and Edgar Wright is how they can take subjects that you know in your head are bizarre, but they just know how to make it work.


How I imagine Del Toro meets with studio executives.

The best way I know how to describe this is it’s like Del Toro is trying to make a stereotypical “Oscar” film, but can’t help but include his own NON “Oscar” tastes. Personally, I dig it. He’s interesting, he gets attached to so many projects that sound so cool (“Frankenstein”, “At the Mouth of Madness”, etc.). Fans wait patiently for years hoping the projects will get out of development hell. Then, out of the blue he’s like “Hey guys I made new movie without anyone hearing about it till now!” I can’t complain because I will always be happy to see that man work, but still how does he do that?!


What do you think? Will you be seeing Del Toro’s “The Shape Of Water” in theaters?

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Eric grew up with a simple childhood. At age 11 a six fingered man murdered his father in front of his eyes, while his mother died defending him from an attack from a sharptooth, then an evil toon dropped a piano from 15 stories onto his brother's head and then on top of all of that while on the job he was brutally shot up and left for dead but was rebuilt as a robotic cop to get his revenge. ...Oooorr maybe he just watched a lot of movies growing up and got really into them. From a young age Eric realized learning things like science, math, people's names etc. took some real effort but could easily remember practically all the dialog/plot details from a random movie he watched on tv years ago. He knew from a young age that he wanted to make movies and never strayed from that. Going to college to get an education in film production and working on movie sets whenever it can be fit into his schedule. Get him into a room full of people he doesn't know and over time you may eventually get him to open up but just mention some movies and he'll talk for hours, never afraid to (respectfully) argue with fellow movie nerds. Now he puts that love and energy toward writing for

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