Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Went out to see Hellboy II tonight, I really enjoyed the first one so I figured what the fuck lets go see the second one. I really enjoyed the film and had a good time watching it. Overall the movie was very riveting and had its funny points which broke up the tension between action scenes. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro, who to my knowledge has yet to make a bad movie, it was very stylishly done and kept the audience enthralled by the lighting fast action scenes as well as the dialogue. The story line follows Hellboy as he tries to stop the Elven Prince from retrieving all three pieces of the legendary crown and awakening the Golden Army to destroy the humans. Straying from the first movie he introduces a whole underground world of elves, golbin and other mythical creatures that live literally right beneath out feet. Ron Perlman reprises as the lovable red behemoth who protects our world without our knowledge. We get to see the sensitive side of Hellboy as well when he is forced to do somethinghe does not want to, I liked this as it broke up the action and made Hellboy more human instead of just being a crime fighting demon. The action sequences in this movie were fantastic and were really stylistically done, Del Toro really knows what he is doing when it comes to directing an action sequence. He was able to think of some very innovative creatures along with deaths to go along with some of them. He also seems to have a fixation with creatures who eyes where they shouldnt be, as seen in Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy. There was a part that indicated a possible third movie, so we'll see where that goes. Overall I really enjoyed this movie, my one huge problem with it was young Hellboy, his mouth didnt match up with his words and he was rather annoying overall, other than that I had a great time and recommended this one highly.
Rating: 8/10
-My body is a temple, fuck that its a carnival.

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