Joined February 10, 2018
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Most Watched & Average Ratings for GenreThriller (1)90% Science Fiction (1)90%
Ratings by Release Year2017 (1) (90%)
Why this movie wasn't given any attention this year is mind boggling. It's the bookend to The Shape of Water, which also is an excellent film. The story mirrors 'Shape' with both its love and cruelty, empathy and fear and overall sadness and horror of what we do to survive. Taking place right before WWI (1914) it's a history lesson, per se, that lets us evaluate how far we've come as a race or how much more we have to learn as humans to understand the meaning of life on earth. Score is excellent and carries along the story line letting you escape with ease. The movie starts with the line "We're never very far from those we hate, for this very reason we shall never be truly close to those we love - an appalling fact.' The true meaning comes at the end of the film. Ray Stevenson is excellent as misanthrope Gruner. The cast rounds out with David Oakes and Aura Garrido in roles that must have been grueling to perform (especially Garrido in all that FX skin). This movie will stay with me as did The Shape of Water - I think even more so.