The Godfather (any of them)
Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Shape of Water
Finally, I came around to watching this film, and I kind of regret now that I waited for it so long to hit our national theatres. This was one of those long awaited first-time-on-the-big-screen experiences I could have easily done without, frankly. It's not a bad film, per se, but still a huge disappointment, and I'm already sorry for the following half-assed review, but the film kinda felt just like that.On the surface, The Shape of Water is a visual treat, alright, with great looking cinematography and art direction, but there's something very mechanical and calculated about it which left me feeling empty and disengaged. It's an E.T.-for-adults, so to speak, where every plot point, every story development seems so carefully fine-tuned and polished that the movie never really comes alive; a hybrid of many genres -horror, romance, fantasy, cold war thriller- it's thrilling and then not really, scary, but in an infantile way, as are most of the comedic lines and the characters who utter them. It's romantic in all the right places, but its romance never really moved me to the core. It's well thought-out and wonderfully acted -except for Shannon- and most of all by Sally Hawkins who made it work at least for her character, damnit, but.. as a whole, the film is lacking that "something" which makes it feel incomplete. E.T. had that "something". Dare i say it? ..heart.That was essentially my problem with The Shape of Water: it's a fine, well-made and entertaining movie, but crucially, it lacks the magic that this story's premise promised me before I finally sat down to watch it. In order for it to work, you have to accept the love story at its core and, personally, it never moved me. I couldn't buy it. At all. Was it my fault?
The anthem still wouldn't have words in it just because human's don't know it sure it wouldn't be a truth they know in their brains, it'd still be one outside of them though.
"it seems impossible to me that anything could be true or false about things before we experience them and form an opinion about them."Would this statement above be true or false if no one was too observe it and form an opinion?