Film No. 5 (2018) January 20th. 6:40 PM Greater Union Event Cinema, Innaloo (Gold Class).
"Perhaps I should just warn you about the tale of love and loss and the monster who tried to destroy it all." (Elisa listens to a warning from her friend Giles (Richard Jenkins) after her extraordinary commitment to the amphibian).
A morality tale, set in the past, with a fantastic story of love shared between the unloved. A plain but still beautiful mute, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), is a cleaner for a corporation more secretive than the CIA. Agent Strickland (Michael Shannon) is the real monster here as the family man who will stop at nothing to see his captive amphibian beast (Doug Jones) is slashed, poked, prodded and electrocuted at will. The irony is, Strickland has no idea of the amphibian's powers and how they could be useful to him. This beautiful cinematic take on Frankenstein ranks director del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) with the best. Hawkins is pure both inside and out. A costume fantasy for lovers of most genres, but leave the kids with a babysitter. 10GUMS.