The Shape of Water is a beautiful movie. The acting is superb and the story is very stylized and lovely. There are lots of homages to familiar films likr The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The use of visual storytelling really works to the films advantage. This is what a remake of The Creature From the Black Lagoon should be, different but captivating. The haunting style give it a fairytale dreamlike quality. It’s great filmmaking that should be seen and enjoyed.