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.
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".
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.