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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…
Fantastic world building, fantastic characters, solid story.
del Toro needs to direct all the comic book films from here on out!
Sequels are NOT needed.
So much fun(a bit emotional as well). I hope to god that Hellboy 3 gets greenlighted.
Visually delectable- nice mix of action and humor.
An Elf prince declares war on humanity and wants to take control of the legendary invincible Golden Army. Hellboy and his cohorts try to stop him.
Terrific superhero movie, one of those rare instances when the sequel is (markedly) better than the original. Guillermo Del Toro unleashes his fertile imagination and creates a fantastical world, full of mythical creatures and old legends that refuse to die even in this cynical era we live in. He has matured as director of the franchise and gives us some scenes of masterful inspiration like the troll market and the meeting with the Angel of Death.
The actors are in great form too. Perlman had already shown from the first film that he was…
A pretty underrated movie. As is the first one too. Great special effects and makeup. Seems like a lot of leftovers from Pan's Labyrinth and they'll beautiful. Wish they would've made a trilogy of this but I accept these two with open arms.
I really love Hellboy II. Del Toro has what few other superhero directors seem to have: love and respect for the craft, the characters, and the inspiring medium. Okay, that's just three things in what I'm sure could be a very, very long list, but I'll just end this with saying that I sure as hell hope del Toro and Perlman get to come back for a number three someday.
No me gusta como esta caracterizado Hellboy, ese es un problema grande. Lo digo sin saber, reconozco, ya q no nunca lei el comic, pero como q es muy duro, es como un rectangulo enorme la cara. Mas alla de eso la peli se deja ver.
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