“After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy.”
All I have to say is wow, I just got back from seeing this and if you liked the first Hellboy then you’ll love this even better. It has everything from comedy, action, drama, suspense and jampacked with tons of special effects.
The plot is actually based on an old fairy tale, I believe of Celtic origin and also ties in more detailed story lines from the comic book which the first film did not, this movie delves a bit further into Hellboy’s destiny. I thought this film had a strong plot to it, obviously being based on an old fairy tale how could it not. The ending was a bit predictable for me but overall enjoyed it very much.
The special effects and creature effects in the film were astonishing. Dreamworks seldom ever does a bad job with these. Gone are the old days of where you can tell that the character is completely computer generated. There were scenes in the movie that I was completely enveloped in due to the special effects, they were just amazing.
The acting was done fairly well, however some character development could have been done better. Hellboy really doesn’t evolve much from the first film, pretty much the “same ole same ole” character. The bad guy in the film, Prince Nuada, is actually the same guy that plays Nomeck in Blade II and the bad guy in The Man (Samuel Jackson film). His acting in the film was basically the same style in Blade II, he played and typically acted the same way in both films, so no real role adjusting for him.
Overall I’m going to have to give this move about 3 martini glasses if you enjoy this type of movie you’d probably agree. The film had an excellent plot line, good acting, and awesome special effects. I would recommend going to see this movie, however maybe not opening night, I’d give it sometime next week until the crowds die down a bit, it’ll be worth the wait.
Until next time mofo’s….see you at the movies!!