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John Byrne
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Posted: 07 December 2017 at 10:13am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

ABE SAPIEN - THE MOVIE?
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Bryan Eacret
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I saw the previews and thought the same thing.
Looks good.
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Ronald Joseph
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ABE SAPIEN - THE MOVIE?

Made by the guy who made the two Hellboy movies! I wonder if this is/was an issue between del Toro and Mignola at some point? 
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Charles Valderrama
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“The Shape of Water” received 12 nominations on Tuesday for the EE British Academy Film Awards including best director for Guillermo del Toro (He just won a Golden Globe in that catagory.)

Nice to see del Toro get so much love for his dark fairy tale. Can an Oscar be next?

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Robin Taylor
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The Shape of Water is a wondrous delight but it is not the movie you probably think it is. My wife was annoyed when it was over because I was rapturous and she thought it would be more of a gothic horror romance. Everyone should see it but like Baby Drive it is much more than it appears to be.

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Rodrigo castellanos
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Thought the same thing.

They wouldn't let Del Toro make more Hellboy films, so he goes and makes a movie about a Hellboy secondary character thinly veiled and wins all the awards and prestige he probably wouldn't have with a "franchise film".

Very interesting.
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Daniel Gillotte
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It was a very swell film but tonally weird to me. While the villain was menacing I thought the ultimate peril was weak.

It's really a love letter to cinema which is what the people who work in the industry LOVE to reward.
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Shane Matlock
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That was my thought exactly, JB, but I really want to see it. Though I really would've loved to see another Hellboy movie from Del Toro or even a stand alone Abe movie. Abe was always my favorite character from the Hellboy series.
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Wallace Sellars
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Will Mike Mignola get any credit?
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I haven't seen the film, but what I got from watching trailers was that this was his version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon in a romance.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 29 June 2018 at 11:20am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Streamed it a couple of nights ago, i liked it, there
were some nice directorial touches, and acting.I also
thought Abe Sapien the Movie.
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Steven Myers
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Posted: 29 June 2018 at 6:28pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I saw this recently. Not too bad, though rather predictable in plot, the characters and the setting were interesting. I am partial to period pieces. 

Owes a lot to Mignola, I agree. But Abe Sapien is hardly the first aquatic monster-type. Triton. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Many others, I'm sure.
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Bill Collins
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Well, there was his fondness for eggs, although not
rotten ones!
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