It was a good movie. Del Toro has a great eye for visuals and solidly developing his characters. Saying that, the one thing that was surprising, was the lack of development of the love story. There were a couple scenes where she spent time with the creature in the facility, but nothing enough to really show their "connection". It was rushed and by the time it transitioned to the break out scene I found myself wondering why she cared so much. It is a strange idea to begin with and I was expecting the relationship to be the strong point to bring the story home. I think they failed and by doing so, ruined the premise.
still good, but I was rolling my eyes in certain scenes towards the end. I was surprised because del toro is usually great at establishing his other worldly premises. Here, I think he focused too much on the social themes and side characters, rather than actually giving us a convincingly twisted romance.