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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.
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'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…
This is the a rare occasion where the sequel is as good if not better than the original.
Reviewing this movie really wants to see a third Hellboy.
the production design, craftsmanship, and attention to detail on guillermo del toro's films are fucking UNPARALLELED
"Dr. Manning, suck my ectoplasmic schwanzstucker!"
Even if it doesn't surpass its prodecessor,Hellboy 2:The Golden Army remains to the same level,and it's so much fun.The cast is great,the humor is better as is the villain who feels like a bigger threat.Also,it doesn't go to the "Bigger and Better" route that many sequels do,but it just extends the story,so it gives less time to the action and more time to the character development,which is great.And you have Seth MacFarlane doing the voice of a german robot.Cheesy...but I loved it.
The only problems I had with the film is that the third act drags at a certain point,and that they were so many secondary characters (some weird creatures) that were really annoying.…
Much better than the first one. This time the story and the villain were appealing and the humor was right on the spot.
Really enjoyable follow up to a solid comic book universe adapted to the big screen thanks to the stunningly creative mind of Guillermo del Toro who knocked it out of the park with this super fun sequel.
This film added a much more interesting and crazy layer on top of the already enjoyable first film as we got to explore the fantastical side of this universe more than ever and really, watching this again, it makes me sad that we're still yet to see a third movie in this series despite it making sense why.
Great example of a sequel that took just about everything that worked from the first film and added another layer on top of it to make it work even more than you thought it already could, really damn fun movie!!
I feel like the Hellboy movies get the short end of the stick a lot I don't know what movies came out when the first Hellboy movie came out but Hellboy II definitely had trouble going up against The Dark Knight I really hope that Del Toro will indeed one day do a Hellboy 3. I like in this one how the still manage to have Prof. Bruttenholm's presence in the movie even though he is only in a flashback in the beginning and I also like how Abe had a much bigger part in this one.
Quietly one of del Toro's best.
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