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Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Saving the world is a hell of a job.
In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince.
The audience truly hit the jackpot when once again Guillermo del Toro directed the second film in the Hellboy franchise! del Toro as a director is an indulgent and nurturing parent whom gleefully provides everything any audience member could ever want or need!
Everything about this film reflects his love of his craft and everything is done with exuberant gusto! del Toro's films are beautifully wrapped gifts with huge festive bows that we can't wait to rip open to discover what joyous wonders and pleasures he has in store for us this time!
The film offers stunning visuals to match his equally creative fantasy! The action scenes were as exhilarating as the amazing set pieces! The wit and humor thrived as well in this fast paced environment! I especially loved the inebriated scene involving of all things the Barry Manilow song Can't Smile Without You!
It's not every day we see a sequel that's actually better than the original film, but the one and only Guillermo del Toro took one of the greatest action movies of its time and repaired the few things that were wrong with it and also decided to add some new things that make it a quite different and more original film; Hellboy II: The Golden Army is one of the most exciting comic-book movies ever created. In my opinion the only thing that del Toro got really wrong with the first film was the arguably ill-conceived character Liz Sherman and her impalpable romantic relationship with Hellboy, but in the second film the Mexican director doesn't focus too much on her…
When Del Toro manages to get in his stride and gets to strutt his stuff like Mexico's Next Top Model, well I just find him irresistible.
His visual flair combined with his seemingly unending enthusiasm for what he is doing, do perhaps not necessarily guarantee that his films are good, but there's a good chance you'll have a good time.
In Hellboy 2, aesthetics, pacing, humour and action converge beautifully to create an outstanding, if a bit garish, adaptation of a maverick comic book. It's a shame Hellboy's character isn't explored a bit more in this sequel, but that lack of development is more than compensated by well executed and infectious fun.
I have nothing but love for this film, the characters in it and the fun it has in doing what it does.
A vast improvement over it's predecessor in just about every way. Hellboy II is a very entertaining super hero film with some great visuals and imagery.
You're in love. Have a beer.
oh, no my body's a temple.
Well, now its an amusement park.
Hellboy II thrives on its little moments like that. Abe Sapien and Hellboy sharing a six pack in front of a fireplace in a library, listening to love songs. The banter and camaraderie between the agents of the B.P.R.D is one of the driving points of this series.
The only problem is that its so dumb. Seriously who wrote this movie?
*written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro*
Yikes. C'mon Del Taco. It could've been a lot better than that. I mean the first Hellboy didn't have THAT great of writing but it wasn't really all at noticeable. Woah. I'm…
Screw your Iron Mans and your Dark Knights and your Incredible Hulks.
THIS was the best superhero film of 2008.
And that's real.
I really enjoyed this movie, both from a story aspect and because it's more of a pure Guillermo Del Toro movie than the first one with the creatures that are shown throughout the film. The stakes could have been established better within the plot, but overall I liked the themes of acceptance and finding your place in society.
Of all the superhero movies Ive been watching lately Ive found this one to be the most entertaining.
Mostly-but not all-played for the yuks.
Was never bored for a minute. Every time I thought the film was going to run out of ideas something else strange or unusual or just plain weird would crop up to continue holding my interest visually while the humor kept me smiling throughout.
Took me a long time to see this one. A rare case where I wish I had viewed sooner so I could recommended it to people over the years instead of saying Ive only seen the first one.
Now joining the growing fan base for Hellboy 3.....which if filmed, I'm hoping will…
Proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Del Toro's much-ballyhooed visual invention is more than his creative id writ large. While nearly every frame holds something new to look at, the film's real ingenuity lies in how it poetically employs its dark fairy tale images to further a running sadness that lies beneath the surface of its jokey script. Look no further than the death of the elemental, with its lamentation of a lost grace that will never again be, for proof positive the director's fascinations run deeper than just aesthetic noodling.
A solid sequel to Del Toro's highly imaginative original, doubling up on the gorgeous visuals, exotic creatures (it's aaaall about the Tooth Fairies...) and fantastical set pieces that made the first one such a richly textured and unique visual experience compared to more straightforward comic book flicks like those in the MCU. Speaking of "marveling" (so to speak), there's so much to do so at here - specifically in the creative "Troll Market" sequence - that the effects can sometimes be overwhelming eye candy. Though, fortunately, they never seem to overwhelm the characters or the story. Ron Perlman jumps back into the big lug's red skin and offers up another fun performance behind the makeup, replete with a few new patented Hellboy zingers ("Glasshole" was a good one). Funny new addition in Seth McFarlane as the ectoplasmic team leader, too. His encounter with Hellboy in the locker room had me laughing my ass off.
I remember liking the second Hellboy more than the first, but maybe I had it backwards. It's more of a goofy comedy/fantasy movie than a super hero movie - with lots of magical shit happening and shifting rules - including mortal wounds healing on Hellboy when he learns he's going to be a father. The healing magic of unprotected sex. Whatever to that. And fuck that ending. Hellboy and his gang work for the government - fighting freaks like themselves. That's not really my bag either. There's no sense of inherent duty. It's just Hellboy's job to fight monsters and crap. Fake set fatigue is starting to kick in. Every goddamn government base, every mansion, every magical temple all has…
"I would give my life for her... but she also wants me to do the dishes."
Guillermo del Toro really understands what makes the source material so great and it's apparent in every scene. I want Hellboy III to hurry up and be a thing, because I just can't seem to get enough of this wonderfully entertaining world.
Actually better than the first, great characters all well developed, great action and fight scenes, trolls, freaks and sophisticated photography. Great fun.
"I'm not a baby, I'm a tumor."
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