Editor of Style/Entertainment
Del Toro is a director who is not afraid to take risks, choosing a green color scheme for the film, which creates an unattractive atmosphere, inviting the viewer to feel disgust. The score, written by Alexandre Desplat, fills the movie’s universe, beautifully and effortlessly capturing the emotions of the characters. The film is dripping with fantastic special effects makeup work, from the creature’s appearance to the main antagonist’s injuries. The costuming wraps the actors and actresses in the era in which they are portrayed perfectly.
From beginning to end, the movie is visually stunning and the score transports viewers to another place and time. Del Toro shocks the audience with twists and turns, while maintaining character personalities and establishing a unique film universe.