Despite being having of cinema’s most unique and wonderful minds, Guillermo Del Toro has had some rotten luck in recent years getting his projects off the ground. “Pacific Rim 2”? Given to another director. “Hellboy 3”? Unceremoniously rebooted. “The Hobbit” series? Well, del Toro had the good sense to quit that steaming heap himself.
All his work is not for naught however, as his new film, “The Shape of Water” has been absolutely swimming in critical praise.