“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.
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?!