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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.
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.
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…
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…
"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…
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 liked this a lot. More than the first one, I think. I read the Hellboy comics as they came out. The first film was too heavy on origin stuff for me. I already knew the characters so I wanted more story and less exposition.
Anyway, things I liked about this one:
The Golden Army. I mean, duh. Those sequences were amazing.
The Elf prince dude. Incredible martial artistry.
Hellboy. He really gets to shine in this one. Much more bad ass this time around.
Abe. Who doesn't love Abe?
And finally, Jeffrey freaking Tambor. Perfect foil and perfect comedic relief.
Takes a lot more chances than the first "Hellboy." This movie's all about creating a world, having an imagination, and having a good time. It's funny, has pretty amazing effects and really has the FEEL of a "summer movie" (in a good way -- light, fun, but backed by creative depth).
This movie could have been laughable and ridiculous but it takes you in, makes you let go, enjoy the show. At first I was thinking that maybe I'd grown out of action flicks, but after a few scenes pulled me in, I learned to stop questioning and subconsciously rating everything, and just enjoy a hero that drinks beer in the shower.
Good sequel, love Del Toro, great costumes, makeup, set design, special effects. But it falls short on story, just a bit. It's ok , just didn't love it
Okay...2nd viewing. Really didn't like this the first time around. Now....well....let's just say that I have some issues with it. Love the characters and their designs, and that fact that del Toro had all this money put into a movie to look lik this one did. Brilliant. But still can't get past a few things, such as the Barry Manilow scene. Yikes. Still love the original film and think it amazing. This one...eh.
"Let this remind you, why you once feared the dark"
Del Toro's Gothic style and incredible, fantastical worlds seem to be something that lends rather well to the format of comic book movies. We live in a world where studios are less willing to take risks on their comic book movies and where they are less willing to embrace the fantastical elements of their source material. This is what makes the Hellboy films, especially Hellboy II: The Golden Army so refreshing.
Superior to the first, a total blast!
Better than the first in terms of pacing and aesthetics, and just an all around good time. Still stupid as hell though.
2nd viewing(first time in Mexico 2008)
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