THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017) Ending Explained + Analysis

  • Published on Dec 13, 2017
  • Ending Explained for the latest from master Guillermo Del Toro, the moving romantic monster movie THE SHAPE OF WATER starring Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones. Plus, analyzing the film's bigger meaning and themes.
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  • Joseph Douek
    Joseph Douek 5 hours ago

    So just shitty doctors passed over the fact that she had gills?

  • alex toll
    alex toll 10 days ago

    I loved this movie. It brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful movie and a beautiful story.

  • marlboro1771
    marlboro1771 23 days ago

    Expecting an analysis and explanation of a very good film. What I got here is 9:00min of recap that I already know.

  • xXMr0LinkXx
    xXMr0LinkXx 26 days ago

    I remember tumblr went *NUTS* over this movie.

  • John Pavlosky IV
    John Pavlosky IV Month ago

    This is one of my favorite TVclip subscriptions for years. All of these film analysis are fantastic.

  • MaximusDecimusKittius

    White dudes talking about how awful white dudes are. The white men I know are wonderful people I’m guessing that reins true for virtually every honest person reading this. Yet the media is vilifying white men because they got butt hurt over Donald Trump. High school politics at play and y’all fall for it.

  • Czech Attack Helicopter

    Eh, another movie made solely to trash white men. Good job.

  • Chealsey Anne102
    Chealsey Anne102 Month ago

    That creature kiilid a cat😑😑😑

  • Vartija
    Vartija Month ago

    Tfw shit movie

  • Jay_Banga 300
    Jay_Banga 300 Month ago

    GOD DAMMIT. I wanted it to be Abe so bad

  • Brian Brinck Nielsen

    Has anybody seen the yt vid mermaid? Have a ton of heartbreaking sounds from all the whales etc the us navy killed. May they burn in hell.

  • putsome basilonit
    putsome basilonit Month ago

    Ugh. Yuck.

  • Zahara Zahara
    Zahara Zahara 2 months ago

    Do ending explained on the institute

  • xpatches13
    xpatches13 2 months ago

    This "White man bad" in HollyWood and popular media is destroying the movie industry. This movie sucked because the themes behind the movie sucked. If this is the type of movies Del Toro makes, he's going to remain popular with the left but discounted as a talent-less nobody by the rest of the world.

    • M1TCH
      M1TCH Month ago

      Ohh just fuck off will you. This is set in the fucking 60s. Its fairly fucking accurate, and it aint white man bad, its this privileged dickhead bad, giles isnt bad is he. Del Toro is and always will be a master of the genre, whether you agree or not doesnt change that.

  • Ryan Schrick
    Ryan Schrick 2 months ago


  • elizabeth BB
    elizabeth BB 2 months ago +1

    The book explains that he is a Demi god and literally healed her, they live happily ever after

  • fultonchantyle
    fultonchantyle 2 months ago +1

    So we not gon talk about how the fishman looks like Abraham from hell boy ?

  • Alexis Alexander
    Alexis Alexander 2 months ago

    I got from the ending she couldnt talk because she was a fish out of water . she was an ophan after all and always had the marks

  • kristalvick
    kristalvick 2 months ago

    What an incredibly brave and empathetic review. I would bet you took a lot of heat for this but I say “Bravo”.

  • Cake
    Cake 2 months ago

    funny the duality shift over the years.

  • potato Top
    potato Top 2 months ago

    Ohhh ocean man

  • andres perez
    andres perez 2 months ago

    Creature touches jiles** .....** heals his gay**

  • Alex Moore
    Alex Moore 2 months ago

    So this movie is basically the Liberal stance of saying white men have it made. Right.

  • RagedToast Gaming
    RagedToast Gaming 2 months ago

    My dad told me it was a little mermaid story

  • Charles Mcgehee
    Charles Mcgehee 2 months ago

    This was a beautifully done movie. Great story. And magical powers were not an over-used part of the story. Although the Fish man did have amazing powers to heal. I just saw the movie for the first time and found it a very nice and soothing movie to watch.

  • Haven Becklin
    Haven Becklin 2 months ago +1

    The director had to go back to the 60’s to make the narrative work, lol

  • The Russian Comrade
    The Russian Comrade 3 months ago


  • drabnail777
    drabnail777 3 months ago +2

    To sum this film up would be how a Sjw sees the world.

  • Louis Mcarthur
    Louis Mcarthur 3 months ago

    So all I took the movie is someone human probably fucked a fishman had her rinse and repeat...MOVIE

  • mcleary22x
    mcleary22x 3 months ago

    ABE SAPIEN hit some hard times eh?

  • HexagonBright
    HexagonBright 3 months ago

    Propaganda Alert !
    Jup this movie Sucks.

  • Rubeson DatArtist
    Rubeson DatArtist 3 months ago

    The shape of you

  • Human
    Human 3 months ago

    If someone has taken LSD and gone under water then the real meaning will unfold

  • Kawaii Onee-chan
    Kawaii Onee-chan 3 months ago

    You like eating fish sticks?

  • sexxyperv
    sexxyperv 3 months ago

    The only movie that has ever made me and my mother look at each other and simultaneously ask, "What the fuck did we just watch?"

    • M1TCH
      M1TCH Month ago

      *cough cough* mother! *cough*

  • Jimmy Hebdricks
    Jimmy Hebdricks 3 months ago

    When Zelda can say the n word
    Link: oh sh*t
    Ganodorf: I'm just leave

  • William James :D
    William James :D 3 months ago

    Ocean man

  • The Swan
    The Swan 3 months ago

    The least person in this would be a Handicapped Black Lesbian Woman. This really makes you think how horribly separated everyone was then.

  • Sadistic Nature
    Sadistic Nature 3 months ago

    Fish dick

  • Muteteli Harvey
    Muteteli Harvey 3 months ago

    Your whole comment section tells u that u missed the mark.

  • クリスタルきみこ

    I really enjoy this movie, but i didnt care for all the sex stuff.

  • Temujin Bear
    Temujin Bear 3 months ago

    This is a gay movie.

  • mingiasi
    mingiasi 3 months ago

    oh general zod.. you silly zod..

  • Sam Pal
    Sam Pal 3 months ago

    I just couldn't stop thinking of Abe from Hell Boy... are these two related? Was this intentional? I would love it if it was.

  • Andrew Brannen 5
    Andrew Brannen 5 3 months ago

    Looks like Zod knows how to time travel

  • Panzer VII Löwe
    Panzer VII Löwe 4 months ago

    Fish Sex
    Fish Sex

  • Dylan Hawkins
    Dylan Hawkins 4 months ago

    5:13 I'm not the only one that thought the creature and Abe from Hellboy looked similar right???

  • gjh
    gjh 4 months ago

    sorry, that cat situation was really a bummer. Its all I think of

  • AnthonyAnalog
    AnthonyAnalog 4 months ago

    Spot on assessment!

  • Joel Rodrigues
    Joel Rodrigues 4 months ago


  • Shawty K
    Shawty K 4 months ago

    I did not see this movie but 🤔 I feel Hollywood has been trying to get cross species intercourse in movies for a long time

  • BuddhaBebop
    BuddhaBebop 4 months ago

    for those of you who believe eliza was a mermaid all along consider this: there is a quote from del toro where he says the movie is about going beyond tolerance and loving "the other." the other is a term used to denote groups who lie outside the power structure: foreign races, sexual minorities, religious minorities, in short those who do are not propertied affluent powerful white men. the core of this love for the other is clearly the amphibian man where he falls in love and is embraced in return by a human. unlike strickland she does not recoil from him, does not consider him "an affront." if we were to conclude eliza wasnt human, was in fact herself a child of the sea!, then the story of loving "the other" drowns

    yes yes giless hair returns but it is not difficult to consider that baldness is not a wound. the amphibian man didnt heal giless scalp he radically altered giless scalp

    by itself thats enough for me to take issue with the notion eliza was a mermaid. but consider the kiss at the end. surely this is a reference to kissing the frog or the beast-- that is to say intimacy as a force for transformation. this is the killing blow dealt by del toro to the typical monster movie. in the shape of water it is not a human woman who transforms the other, it is the other surrendering to their love and kissing a human woman that transforms her. further consider the importance of her scars. those scars are a daily reminder of a grand act of obscene violence made upon her, a violence that took from her one of our most vital traits: speech. in the end of the movie the amphibian man unmakes that violence, utterly recontextualizes a previously traumatic physical trait. where the violence done upon her by her parents took the breath from her the amphibian man returns it

  • ChikoMontez Xsherijatauna

    The scariest thing about this movie is the guy who got his throat slit is how some people really act.

  • Keilani H
    Keilani H 4 months ago

    I know that this is all about the theory, but can we take a moment to be angry that he's saying Elisa wrong? If he's gonna do theory on a movie, he should at least see the movie

  • Lucifer_the_Saint
    Lucifer_the_Saint 4 months ago

    Thanks for the explained....just saved me from watching this SJW garbage.

    yes...we get it....White man = Bad ,,,,,,, >.>

  • MGTOW Properties
    MGTOW Properties 4 months ago

    I fucking hate romance But I liked this movie every movie this man makes his good 👍

  • X
    X 4 months ago +1

    So, this basically an SJW movie?

    • Will Asproth
      Will Asproth Month ago

      Yes, the movie advocates for social justice

  • ITwas
    ITwas 4 months ago

    zelda? lol

  • Gardevoir Trainer
    Gardevoir Trainer 4 months ago

    The seems like a really great movie.

  • shymickey6
    shymickey6 5 months ago

    I love this movie. It holds a special place in my heart. And I love Del Toro. My favorite director. ❤️