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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.
Sinceramente, espero que el comic sea mejor y que no haya tanta gente con gusto de mierda en el mundo.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army has held up pretty well, certainly well enough for a follow-up. Though it takes the property well into to the del Toroverse, it maintains enough of the feel of Mignola's work to still be a proper Hellboy film. I found it at least as entertaining as much of the recent MCU fare.
still cute and fun to watch...definitely not as great as the first film though.
abe's romantic sublot was unneeded BUT added a nice element of comedy, gave him much needed screentime too...kraus (krauss in the film??) got a great redesign. not a fan of liz's hair....def some of del toro's practical effects style coming through with the monster that removes the blade from hellboy's abdomen (very pan's labyrinth)
felt a lot like a romantic comedy, plus action. i think i like that about the hellboy movies. they're pretty different from the comics but they're not overly gritty. it's funny, it's got romance and little jokes, perlman plays it up. again, i like that del toro isn't afraid to acknowledge the hammy-ness and just fuckin run with it in his action films. was just kind of a fun thing to watch overall, the effects are brilliant even if the plot was predictable and a little tired
Sometimes all I want to do is spend a few hours watching Ron Perlman as a big red demon. This second foray into the world of the BPRD is much more of a fairy tale than the first instalment. Funny, pacy, poignant and well-acted by all concerned, the only downside is that it lacks Nazis. It almost makes up for this with sheer visual beauty, but falls just short of the original for me.
Beautiful picture and stunning sound.
An awesome story, beautiful visuals, great action sequences, gorgeous direction by Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman's fantastic portrayal of the titular character make Hellboy II: The Golden Army a superb sequel that is equal or maybe even better than its predecessor for me. They should seriously make a third film even though it might not happen at this point...
No me acordaba demasiado de la secuela de Hellboy, cuando la vi hace unos años, y ha sido interesante redescubrirla en este segundo visionado. Me ha parecido aún más interesante que la primera, con un argumento más interesante y mejor desarrollado. El universo que nos presenta es mucho más rico, añadiendo a la mitología del Hellboy cinematográfico un universo faerico, de duendes y elfos oscuros, donde ya sabemos que Guillermo del Toro se siente bien a gusto (no hay más que ver El Laberinto del Fauno).
Las nuevas aportaciones abarcan varios registros, desde el cuento de hadas (la historia del Ejercito Dorado, relatada al principio de la película como si fuera un cuento), la fantasía épica (el antagonista de Hellboy,…
Didn't catch the whole thing (just flicked over to it on tv) but this was pretty fun, with a lot more personality, originality and inventiveness than most comic book films.
Del Toro really created a beautiful film with Hellboy II. The "Can't Smile Without You" sequence is one of my favorite moments in any of del Toro's films.
All problems that the first had is fixed, and all good aspects of it are amplified in the sequel.
Great villain. The character benefits from a good performance and good writing, I didn't see him as a b&w stereotype villain that we usually see in these superhero movies, the scene where he's dying and Hellboy holds him is beautiful.
it could have been benefited from a better score, I was even more disappointed when I saw that it was scored by Danny Elfman.
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