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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!
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'm not a baby, I'm a tumour!" - Tumour-Baby
You read that right. There is a Tumour-Baby in this film, along the lines of Kuato in Total Recall. Its appearance comes in the middle of one of cinema's greatest achievements in terms of make-up. In the Troll Market, there are hundreds of detailed beasties that are as insane as they are amusing. This is Del Toro having an absolute field-day. The man's brain has been splashed all over the screen in the most glorious manner possible. This movie in terms of twisted imagination seriously rivals the Cantina Bar scene in A New Hope.
But Hellboy II isn't just aesthetically pleasing. It also amuses on a much more intellectual level than…
Nope. I really do prefer the 1st one.
This is a great movie, Del Toro at his finest, taking Mignola's world and making it totally his own. The story goes deeper than the first, the relationships bring more depth to the characters both friends and foes. Set design and costumes are outstanding and the monsters are amazing. Then there's that mind blowing part when they go to the troll market, a moment that is equally fascinating every time and gives oppertunity to find new details each visit!
Love this film.
Fun to watch. Not always easy to follow
Standard sequel plot devices and contrivances are overcome by del Toro's fervor, flair, and love for everything he touches. Another welcome ride through this wild universe.
Caught this one on cable - pretty good.
I was a fan of the first upon a re-watch. I like this movie's personality shining through any fan service that is normally expected from these comic book movies. It feels like a self-contained story and a self-contained world - with its own pathos, humor, and gravitas. This stands in contrast to the current Marvel output, which to me is decidedly less than marvelous. I say this because the new movies feel mass-produced and overly self-referential, like spindles of a spinning cog within a giant corporate machine. Hellboy is more journey than stepping stone, feels more soulful than soulless.
First time watching it since I saw it in theaters. I recall liking it. It really holds up. The creature designs are incredible and the humor is subtle--which I really appreciate. It's a fun movie and hopefully it doesn't take me another five years to see it again.
Much superior to a film that was already cool and amazingly entertaining, Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a fantastic and dazzling showcase of Guillermo Del Toro’s never-disappointing visual flair and a wonderful entertainment from beginning to end full of great character moments, a perfectly lighthearted and funny sense of humor, and tons of energy to boast. I totally enjoyed this movie and, though it’s surely not a masterpiece, I honestly think it belongs in the select group of sequels that outdo the originals in a considerable manner. Finally, it’s worth-mentioning Ron Perlman’s second glorious performance in the title role. These films wouldn’t be the same without him.
Fantastic world building, fantastic characters, solid story.
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