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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.
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.
So fun, so gorgeous, so damn funny
Just give me Hellboy III now Guillermo you wonderful, wonderful man.
Rare sequel to equal the first. yeah...
Some good lines, but overall... yawn.
Ron Perlman returns as the Dark Horse Comics character in a sequel that's even more elaborate -- and wackier - than the original (which is really sayin' something!). This time Hellboy and his freaky friends must stop a representative of an ancient Elf race from breaking a centuries-old truce between mankind and the creatures of the underworld that could lead to all-out war.
Great special effects, bizarre story, funny as hell. Not sure if I liked it better than the first flick but it's definitely worth seeing. So when's "Hellboy III?" I'm on board.
Part of my immersion into the Hellboy universe after reading all of the comics. I still love the hell out of the movie but after reading the comics this feels so tonally different from the comics which I love because it shows the versatility of this character.
Hat mir beim zweiten Mal ansehen zwar besser gefallen als beim ersten Mal, dennoch finde ich ihn ein gutes Stück schwächer als den Vorgänger. In Bezug auf Kostüme und Ausstattung natürlich ein Hochgenuss.
Apparently, when Guillermo Del Toro began making Hellboy 2, he was told that it needed to be brilliant or the studio would think Pan's Labyrinth was a fluke. I don't know if that's true, but it feels to me like Del Toro succeeded.
Del Toro's Hellboy movies combine a superpowered being with a fantasy mythology and Hellboy II takes this to the nth degree. The troll market, a kind of elven royalty, a mostly extinct elemental creature and the creepy "tooth fairy" monsters: Hellboy II has no shortage of inventive fantasy creatures for Del Toro to get stuck into.
And this isn't simply for show either. The presence of fantasy creatures in hiding parallels Hellboy's own situation as a fantasy…
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