Watchlist of movies that only you and your best friends might appreciate.
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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 love the creature design and spectacle on display in this film, particularly the fight with the Golden Army. I also admire Del Toro's ability to keep things small and intimate even when the end of humanity is close at hand.
I also think Snyder and company could actually take some notes from Del Toro in their DC adaptations, especially in regards to Superman.
Yet, even with everything I loved, I think the film is just good. I didn't find the villain all that compelling and I found both love stories to be lacking and uninteresting.
After re-watching both films, though, I am interested enough to go check out the comics. I really enjoy the world and the characters that inhabit it.
The world is divided between the human and the....let’s call them the extra-human, all the bits and bobs that are left over from Middle Earth or whatever you call those Tolkien worlds. It’s all a bit Harry Potter, although I like the idea that there could be a troll market under Brooklyn Bridge. One of the extra-humans, Prince Nuada, has had enough and is fed up of skulking around in the dark, so decides to take the humans on: who could blame him? Except he has shown he is a bad sort by killing a bunch of people in a very nasty way. And then there are the extra-human who are on the human side: Hellboy, Fish Face, Burning Girl…
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One of my personal favorite comic book movies of all time. Please make a third!!!
First time seeing this one since it came out, and I enjoyed it much more than upon its initial release.
The tone is a lot lighter than the first installment, while still keeping all of the delicate weirdness we can get from del Toro. The characters feel more lived in, and its a nice adventure through and through.
Die Kostüme, Special Effekts und Schauspieler in diesem Film fand ich top. Genauso wie die Geschichte und die manchmal auftretende gruselige Atmosphäre. Ein Film zum eintauchen.
del Toro makes Pan's Labyinth 2 with this. But with a different take on another fairytale. A superhero movie with a lot of fantasy elements. it's something completely different than you are used to of conventional superhero movies. del Toro feels right at home in fantasy, which he proved in Pan's Labyrinth and also his other movies have fantasy elements in it. The Golden Army has much more fantasy than all those together. del Toro really puts his stamp on the movie. There are so many layers in this. And with every viewing you discover something new. Especially at the Trollmarket. In every corner in the subterranean city there is something happening. An amazing scene where so much…
Visually delightful, but truly a delight for the imagination. Guillermo del Toro's imagination come to life on the screen engages me in a way that very few visual ventures usually can. The story is good, the actors all fit their parts, and the action is what one would expect from such a film. But, it's in the places that del Toro's mind goes and the way that my mind travels with him where the true appeal of the film is found.
Complete list. :-(
Um gonna start this late (it's currently 3 May), hopefully I can actually finish it!
I've only seen #3 before.…