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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.
"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…
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.
Guillermo Del Toro’s follow-up to 2004’s “Hellboy” is a better film in every aspect. The story is more compelling, the dialogues are a lot funnier, the world feels fleshed out and the myriad of weird creatures provide endless amusement. With the origin story out of the way, Del Toro and Mignola were able to write an original script that falls a bit more in the fantasy category in which the director excels. It’s two hours long but it felt like thirty minutes.
Improves upon the first by embracing the imaginative visuals and outlandish creatures and delivering more on the mythos of Hellboy's world. The transition from the dark Gothic landscape to the fables and fairytale concept makes the sequel stylistically creative and even more of a visual delight. The numerous species introduced flesh out the universe and show us there is more cool stuff past Hellboy and his friends. And since we're past the hurdle of introducing the main characters for the first time, there is even more fun to be had in adding depth to them.
Action is amped up with some decently dynamic choreography and delving into trolls, tooth fairies, and elves makes for some fantastic sights. Great sequel; take everything from your original and add more to it. Simple formula that works for Del Toro on his second outing with Hellboy.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
elf guy should've won he was hot
While this one is better than the first, I guess I'm not that big a fan of the Hellboy series. Worth a watch for the amazing visuals and creature design, alone.
Characters and visuals are superior to the first film, but I still love both quite equally.
For many, Iron Man will be remembered as the biggest superhero film of the summer that wasn’t The Dark Knight, but for me it will be Hellboy 2. Now that I’ve seen it a second time, I’m even more confident about this. I’m sure Del Toro emptied some of his best notebooks in order to make this, it’s loaded with interesting monsters and creations. It doesn’t abuse CGI at all, it knows when to use makeup, when to use prosthetics, and it knows when CGI is appropriate. It’s a big improvement over the first film, and it also has a pretty good sense of humor.
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" has committed performances, and an original plot/style, but this movie just isn't for me. The action sequences are well done, and the makeup and costumes are out of this world, but the uninteresting characters, failed attempts at humor, and bloated third act keep me from liking this movie.
Un prince elf veut briser la trêve entre les humains et les elfs en réveillant l'armée dorée qui lui permettra de détruire l'humanité. Heureusement l'équipe du laboratoire de recherches paranormales est là pour l'en empêcher...
C'est assez rare qu'une suite soit meilleure que son prédécesseur donc cela à le mérite d'être souligné. Tout fonctionne parfaitement mais ce qui marque le plus c'est le monde créer par Del Toro... L'ésthétique des monstres est absolument fascinante!
Dommage que la résolution tombe un peu à plat mais cela reste un excellent film de super héros, ce qui prouve qu'il y a moyen de s'éloigner du modèle traditionnel prôné par Disney est être original tout en ayant un excellent film!
Hellboy returns in this very entertaining sequel.
Ron Perlman was born for this role.
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I love Guillermo Del Toro. I am still sad we didn't get to see his Hobbit and don't even get…