Hellboy 2 Review

Hellboy-2-ReviewThanks for checking out our Hellboy 2 review. If you’d like to see the video version of the Hellboy 2 review, you can see it at the bottom of this post.

When Mike Mignola’s creation “Hellboy” was brought to the big screen by Guillermo del Toro I was blown away by the results. Having only read a couple of the comics, I wasn’t sure how on earth they could bring this type of a character… this type of a world to the big screen in a way that general audiences would “get it”. Somehow they found a way and made Hellboy probably the most underrated Comic Book movie ever… Hellboy himself is one of the most interesting characters certainly in the entire genre on screen and was perfectly embodied by Ron Perlman. Needless to say I was very excited about the prospects of another Hellboy movies, and last night I had that chance to see it. Was my anticipation rewarded? Yes it was.

THE GENERAL IDEA

The synopsis for Hellboy 2 looks something like this: “The Golden Army begins when an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken; Hell on earth is ready to erupt. Hellboy 2 tells the tale of a ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below, defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Its up to the planets 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, its time to call in Hellboy (Ron Perlman), and the B.P.R.D.

The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD) will travel between the surface world and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal, along with his expanding team pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones), and protoplasmic mystic Johann Krauss (James Dodd), the newest member of the BPRD. Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who is accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.

A slip-up results in the F.B.I. being forced to reveal the existence of BPRD to the general public. Brash old Hellboy doesn’t play well with the public, which only increases the instability of his already-turning-rough relationship with Liz. However, fellow paranormal Johann (who is a sort of ectoplasmic spirit held within a very special containment suit) is far better with the public — and with Liz, apparently. But in the end they’ve all got to come together to fight Prince Nuada (son of the Woodland King), who, with his army of ghouls, faerie, and the like, is attempting to resurrect a golden army once controlled by his father.”

THE GOOD

Del Toro does such a magnificent job creating this world in which the “normal” world and the world of the fantastic live together in close proximity. Other projects that have a fantastic world within the same realm of our own often come across as cheesy, but the way Del Toro weaves it all together is amazing.

The character design is just beautiful and very different from the run of the mill, cookie cutter creature design we see in a lot of other flicks. Del Toro designed a lot of the creatures himself and you can completely see the signature look that he also used for some of his creatures in “Pan’s Labyrinth”. All very original… all breathtakingly beautiful.

Good comic book movies need a solid antagonist. And Prince Nuara fits the need very nicely. The role is played by Luke Goss who also appeared in Del Toro’s “Blade 2” as the main bad guy Nomak. He has a terrific intensity about him that make him something to dread. And this may sound odd… but I find the best “bad guys” are the ones who think they’re being “good”. They have a sense of honor about them. To me this is extra scary.

Perlman once again rules as Hellboy. It’s hard to imagine anyone else doing this role as well as he’s done it (although I’m sure I’d be saying the same thing if another guy had done it in the first place too).

The Mythology of the story is incredible. The movie starts with flashback of a young Hellboy going to bed and his father (who died in the first movie) telling him the bedtime story of the Golden Army. It’s a terrific tale with so many classic elements in it. It sets a wonderful framework for the movie as a whole.

I didn’t think I’d like the new character on the team, Johann Kraus, but as it turns out he was one of my favorite characters in the movie. I talked to some people after the screening that thought he sounded silly (strong German accent), but I thought he was hilarious and thought the accent really added to the character.

The visual effects were… WOW… just wow. Especially The Golden Army itself. Some amazing looking stuff.

THE BAD

I was actually pretty happy to hear that Doug Jones (The man who was in Abe’s suit for the first movie, but David Hyde Pierce did the voice) was going to get to do the voice of Abe as well this time around. Doug (for those of you who may not know) was also the body of the Silver Surfer in fantastic Four 2… but didn’t get to do the voice, and the voice of Pan the Faun in Pan’s Labyrinth… but didn’t get to do the voice I don’t think either. Unfortunately, i don’t think Doug’s voice worked for Abe. He did his very best to mimic David Hyde Pierce, but for me it fell short. I found myself constantly expecting to hear the first voice come out… but it never did. Too bad.

The movie isn’t a comedy per se, and I understand that… but the first one was a lot funnier. Don’t get me wrong, there are a couple of priceless scenes that had me laughing out loud… but not nearly as many as the first Hellboy movie, and I was expecting a little more of that with the characters you had here.

I can’t really put my finger on it… but Selma Blair (who I really like normally) just didn’t work nearly as well for me as Liz this time around as she did in the last flick. And it wasn’t just the character… it felt to me like Blair was bored or something. In sports terms it felt like she just mailed in her performance and didn’t give much of an effort. She didn’t suck… but she didn’t bring it either… or even tried to… shame.

OVERALL

Hellboy 2 ends up being a fun, beautiful looking fantasy / adventure type movie that manages to be a tiny bit better than the first one. No, it’s not as funny and the lack of David Hyde Pierce was painfully obvious, but other than that it’s a truly fun time at the theaters. Del Toro does it again! Overall I give Hellboy 2 a 7.5 out of 10.

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53 thoughts on “Hellboy 2 Review

  1. Wow this was one hell of wasted time. Good thing i have not thown my money – and lunch – watching it in the movie theatre(watched it while flying plane). It always puzzles me why Hollywood constantly tries to make mish-mash of totally different mythologies (even if they do not fit each other and contradicts on every step) to distort them to the point if nauseates you? Hellboy 2 ish the perfect example of mishmash, dumb, arrogant, but allmighty amerrican hero, crappy half-cooked motivations belnded out with reeking clishes, and psycho girl on PMS. I am sorry but i am outraged by such crap presented as a movie. I have no other word for it.
    The only truly redeeming feature in the movie is the “bad guy” prince acting. Personally I have ended hating script writter in the middle of the movie biecause (what a shock – so predictable) i knew he will disgrace and kill the “bad guy prince” just biecause – you know – hellboy is SUPPOSED to win. He is supposed to win biecause despite beeing stupid, crude, crappy, arrogant prick he woud win biecause – you know – he is the main character… Power up for no apparent reason as usual.

    Advice – you can really spend that time more productively. Really.

    Several notices: Elves turn to wood and in general look as undead for no apparent reason. Diferent species fall into love at first sight for no apparent reason. Trolls are afraid of stupid canarries(where the fuck they got that from????). Hellboy can take a punch that sends him flying tens of meters away and it has no effect on him, but suddenly feels oh so sensitive when is smashed with a locker door… Script writer was on illegal heavily brain damaging drugs and movie producer was absent for all the filming time. Alternatively they just thought all who will watch the movie are idiots……

  2. No, Doug Jones was not the voice of the faun in Pan’s Labyrinth. He actually tried sounding out the lines, but then they got someone else to do the voice

  3. I thought I still got my money’s worth so I was happy overall. I don’t understand why other movies that have almost unanimously gotten bad reviews are doing better this summer. The movie is not without flaws, but it is visually spectacular. It’s a movie with some really stunning scenes that make it worth your money. The two most appealing characters are Hellboy and the elf prince villain, Nuada. Hellboy is very likable and he just grabs your heart and you want to root for a happily ever after for him. The elf prince is a tragic romantic looking figure of grace and agility. His sidekick Wink was also really cool in an endearing kind of way. I actually found myself feeling sad in the scene where Nuada finds out about Wink. The princess was really good too. I noticed in all of the film reviews, they always focus on the good guys, but the bad guys here really deserve more credit. I enjoyed how it’s like a fairy tale gone bad. I actually thought the elf prince and princess really stole the show; whenever they were onscreen, they always held my attention. The movie would have really fallen flat without the visuality and surprising depth/sadness that they brought to the film – you really wanted to root for them. They did such a good job with the bad guys that except for Hellboy and Krauss, the good guys didn’t really hold your attention.

  4. I enjoyed the first movie because it was slightly dark(visually too), it had appropriate and well placed humour, and it was a good rep of the original character. The story and action were solid, and it didn’t completely seem unrealistic. The only problem I had with it was the lack of monsters.

    Now Hellboy 2, I was just a little let down as the movie took a kind of “Shrek-ish” turn. Aside from the action, I thought I was watching Shrek’s red cousin’s story. The child thing at the beginning was silly too. I can understand why Selma Blair seemed bored: she had screen time, but probably two or three action scenes. Abe was fine, but I was wondering why he didn’t have to wear his re-breather anymore. Johann was great. No complaints there. Once again, Ron Perlman was great. I missed Myers, though. He really brought a human element that grounded the film(sent to Alaska in case nobody noticed). Like he said, visually stunning, the story was great, & every character did well. Overall, I loved the movie and definitely think it’s worth watching. Slightly better than the first, but like most sequels, traded in an excellent almost dark atmosphere for more sillyness and family-freindlyness.

  5. I agree with parker!!!!everyone is always looking for the beautiful color and CGI in the film and never the amazement of the character…..I was dissapointed in Hellboy 2!!….Besides the fact of crazy charcters and to much talking and crybaby scenes constantly in Hellboy…..Ironman had much better acting…A great plot and story….and kicked Hellboy 2 butt!!!….You have to be 15 to really enjoy Helboy 2..and they showed all the good action in the preview…Like they always do!!!

  6. I always root for the underdog, especially if Ron Perlman’s involved. I’m rooting for this one even more since The Dark Knight showed up and Hellboy II dropped down to fifth place. Fifth place!? How did that happen? Second or third I could have foreseen but fifth? How did Hancock and Journey to the Center of the Earth(two much less inventive/entertaining films) manage to supplant Hellboy like that?

    Here’s hoping the tables will turn once again and Hellboy will regain a top 4 position for a few more weeks to help ensure Hellboy III. Rumor has it that del Toro and Mignola want Bruce Campbell to portray Lobster Johnson in some capacity. Hooray! Oh yeah, Perlman and Campbell, it’s an underrated actor fan’s wet dream!

  7. Well, I for one like the movie, it was better than the first. In spite of the mistakes which were pointed out above, it’s still a pretty entertaining flick. I also took the time to review this movie on my blog.
    Cheers and keep up the good work

  8. Okay, I went into the movie not remembering the first movie at all. And I have to tell you, that made me love it for what it was and not for what the first one was. It was, in a word, great. It had everything one could ask for in a movie. Great CG work, action, comedy, heart. I enjoyed it so much that it made me revisit the first one which i wasn’t really into when it first came out, and i really liked it as well. The voice thing with Abe really threw me, i like to see consistency with sequels. Other than that I loved it. I thought the storyline for 2 was a lot better than the first. I hope not to be kept in suspense for too long waiting for the third installment to come out. I can’t wait to see what else they have in store.

  9. I thought that Hellboy 2 was very predictable yet stunning visually in parts. However, I never could have predicted that in all of Hollywood and the world, no one would be able to find a child actor ugly enough to resemble a young Ron Pearlman. That kid was all wrong and should have been fired the minute he arrived on the set. You can’t tell me that they didn’t have enough time to throw a young Ron Pearlman look-a-like contest. I saw a kid so ugly yesterday…man he was perfect. And no one could find someone to sound just like David Hyde Pierce with the overwhelming amount of impressionist in the world better than Rich Little. Holy cow. The fighting between Liz and Hellboy could have been more comical. Liz didn’t show enough skin. My coke was flat the theater stunk. I knew how the villain was going to get it in the end from the parking lot…mumble grumble mumble dagnabit grumble. The projectionist was obviously high because it was upside down in parts.
    The first was more comical and a lot of opportunities for comedy in Hellboy II were abandoned for some odd reason. The Barry Manilow song should have been a source for a good joke from one of the characters rather than put on a pedestal. So you have Danny Elfman from Oingo Bongo for sound design and you use a Manilow song? If I were Elfman, I would be thinking lawsuit. If I were Manilow I’d be thinking: money well spent. ha ho hee thump. It wasn’t that bad. Just the kid should have been more ugly or oddly chunky and more Bosch type characters fighting Hellboy and the projectionist of the Columbiana Mall should smoke $%9+ on his own time.

    Yours truly,

    Hell Critic

  10. The most mindless, worst piece of junk I’ve ever watched. I only went because a good friend assured me that if it was anywhere as good as the first one, it would be great. What a waste of time and money.

  11. No, Parker you are not the only one. I thought is was just about the worst movie i have seen in a while. I almost left, but kept hoping for much more. A lot of potential but it never came together. Still have a headache from watching the thing.

  12. You know I can’t smile without you
    I can’t smile without you
    I can’t laugh and I can’t sing
    I’m finding it hard to do anything
    You see I feel sad when you’re sad
    I feel glad when you’re glad
    If you only knew what I’m going through
    I just can’t smile without you

    You came along just like a song
    And brightened my day
    Who would have believed that
    you were part of a dream
    Now it all seems light years away

    And now you know I can’t smile without you
    I can’t smile without you
    I can’t laugh and I can’t sing
    I’m finding it hard to do anything
    You see I feel sad when you’re sad
    I feel glad when you’re glad
    If you only knew what I’m going through
    I just can’t smile

    Now some people say happiness
    takes so very long to find
    Well, I’m finding it hard
    leaving your love behind me

    And you see I can’t smile without you
    I can’t smile without you
    I can’t laugh and I can’t sing
    I’m finding it hard to do anything
    You see I feel glad when you’re glad
    I feel sad when you’re sad
    If you only knew what I’m going through
    I just can’t smile without you

    I think that sez it all–a great time at the movies and isn’t that what it’s ALL about????

  13. Am I the only one who actually hate dthis movie. I thoguht Hellboy 1 was pretty good and with the first one fell in love with the character. So i was relaly looking forward to Hellboy 2 after it getting good reviews. But it was awful.
    After watching it I felt cheated, the film’s story and themes had so much potential but eventually fell short in every circumstance. Also the final fight scene was a joke, pathetic.
    I was severly dissapointed by this film and in the future will not be seeing any more sequels of this one.
    Just my opinion though.

  14. This movie was very visually appealing but, in terms of action, lacked serious appeal. They start with a terrific synopsis of what could be an awesome fight between the Golden Army and Hellboy, but the brawl turns into a real flop. All action scenes didn’t really stick to me and the story itself felt like it was dragging slowly to a lackluster finish. You are given one major conflict that is resolved very slowly with the feeling that they just wanted to push the movie longer. Then, with the minor conflicts, you are left hanging or you are given a third rate and quickly patched up solution. They also introduce a lot of things that could be potentially very interesting but, kill it off with lacking detail or they attempt to oversell nothing, proving its irrelevance later on. In general, the movie had great potential, but just didn’t deliver like a good movie should. I rate this movie a 6 out of 10, with all 6 points in the visual effects category.

  15. I couldn’t get into the movie. It was a visually stunning film but just didn’t keep my interest. Hellboy was the only character with appeal and the others felt kinda felt flat.

  16. BTW- Iron Man has been dropped to 2nd place with me with an 8.0.

    This movie to me, kicked Iron Man’s behind.

    And I loved Iron Man. Saw it more than once.

  17. HELLBOY 2 is better than the first.

    I’ve seen a fair share of movies this summer. So far Hellboy 2 beats them out.

    The action was intense, it was funny, the fighting scenes were great and the storyline made sense.

    I agree Liz’s character was not great in this movie. She didn’t convince me that she was into this movie.

    I give it 8.5 out of 10 as well.

  18. Just saw Hellboy 2. 8.5 out of 10.

    Other movies seen recently:

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth 3-D – 7
    Hancock- 6.5
    Hulk- 7.5
    Get Smart- 6

  19. This movie has no heart, shit just happens at somewhere that looks cool but isn’t threatening, they regroup and put on a bad improv show, then do the same shit somewhere else. The first movie had few grand mystical locations and because it was set in the real world it gave it much more relevance and even coherence. This movie just looks nice and as if GDT was more worried about the background fx working than anyone’s acting, plot or editing.

    A majestic lion with no even much of a purr

  20. Mmmhmm…everything the post before me said. Every word is true.

    The only real tackons I could say is that, this movie’s score and soundtrack are sorely lacking in comparison to Del Toro’s last film, Pan’s Labyrinth.

    I agree so strongly that he should keep making his own films, rather than adapting works, because though he has a fixation with the fantastic and paranormal, it can bleed through so much as to make the film simply a stageplay showcase of the environments.

    It’s a showcase, because everything in front of the sets are just actors going through the motions. Don’t get me wrong Ron Perlman is Hellboy and Seth McFarlane is pretty funny, but the buck stops there. Del Toro was too fascinated with the Troll Market to have any of his characters have a well done moment save for one comedy try at a red and blue duet.

    The movie is flat, it drags, because this is a paranormal ‘Baraka’ and has no real character. There is no immediacy, there’s barely any conflict, and most despairing of all there’s not much of any magic, cinematic or the mystical type. The original Hellboy and this one run on par for the first half hour or so, but after that, the original kept coming with more mythology as if this world beneath had always existed and the characters were always finding out more about eachother and the world as were we.

    This movie doesn’t respect its agents as much as the first movie, it isn’t as accessible unless you came for live action concept art, every love story is a plot device, every predictable plot point is hit, every new plot point sputters out without any feeling of gravity towards the situation.

    This movie, plotwise, was as good as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Its look and feel, though gorgeous, should never have pretended to take over the film. The script was so much better.

  21. I liked the first hellboy and found it to be a pleasant surprise with good action and humor. It had its flaws but I was satisfied by the end of it.

    The second one is okay. I wouldn’t dissuade anybody from seeing it but at the same time I won’t be going out there telling all my friends to go see it.

    I don’t know if it’s necessarily less funny than the first movie, if anything this movie tries to be too funny too often. It makes the attempts at humor seem a bit forced. Abe might be out of his water tank but is fairly useless this time around and only serves as a plot device for the final fight to occur. The story tries to link Abe’s love interest and motivation (which leads to the final battle) with that of Liz & Hellboy’s love and yet that emotional comparison feels hollow and unearned making Abe more of a blatant plot device and less of a character.

    The prince villain was fine but is essentially a kung fu spear master. Jet Li has done way more creative fight scenes with a long staff or spear without the bazillion cuts that hollywood action movies are so afflicted with. Kroenen from the first movie was way cooler and felt more threatening to me. How fair is it that Hellboy can’t even hit the Prince in their first fight? (you’ll understand what I mean when you watch the film). I will admit their final fight was still entertaining.

    I was disappointed with how quickly Wink was defeated, I felt that he had the most potential for a creative fight with Hellboy.

    Jones’ voice was fine, Pierce was better but Jones gets better as the movie progresses and about 3/4 through you stop noticing the difference anyway.

    The effects were technically impressive but in the context of the movie, they just didn’t do much for me. Lord of the Rings is still hands down the best use of CG that totally awes you and makes you think what you’re seeing is real. Nothing in Hellboy 2 really awed me, it looked great and all but it just never made me feel more “into” the movie. Hellboy, Abe, Wink and the Prince do far more to bring you “into” the movie than the CG villains ever do. Liz was blah in the first movie and she’s blah here too. At least in the first movie she gets to let loose Here? Action wise she doesn’t get to do much and like Abe she almost seems more like a plot device to move the story along rather than an actual character. I do credit her for the amusing ending.

    Other than the computer graphics, I find both the 1st and 2nd Hellboy movies to be almost equal in quality. Hellboy 2 doesn’t necessarily avoid the mistakes of the first movie and that’s a problem. The fact that Hellboy 2 isn’t noticeably better than the first will hurt its box office since its ticket sales will more likely be based on word of mouth since it lacks the popularity of Marvel and DC’s heroes. It’ll probably make a bit more than the first movie but not much more. Expectations definitely skew my preference for the first movie over this one since I expected this second movie to be better but only got something of the same quality whereas the first one kind of came out of nowhere. I guess I was spoiled by Spider-man 2.

    I was more entertained by Iron Man even though Hellboy 2 had better action.

  22. Hellboy II: The Golden Army is the underdog comic book movies of the summer. The two giants: Marvel’s Iron Man and D.C.’s Batman (The Dark Knight) and then there is Hellboy II: The Golden Army. It is a good film but it will never live up to the name of Iron Man or Batman. This film is more of a “fanboy” type of film made for the fans and comic book lovers. In the shadows of the great comic book movies of Iron Man and Batman lives a beautiful masterpiece of art and cinema. Guillermo del Toro again show his genius. He is the master of fantasy. He knows how to make fantasy a reality. He does this by incorporating a brilliant mix of real and unreal. Hellboy II: The Golden Army could be described as Pan’s Labyrinth II because the beauty and masterpieces of the creatures from Pan’s Labyrinth was brought to the table when creating the creatures for Hellboy II: The Golden Army. If Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth had a baby it would be Hellboy II: The Golden Army. If there is one movie you see before The Dark Knight destroys the Box Office it is Hellboy II: The Golden Army. I recommend it and give it high remarks. Until next time God bless and happy times at the movies.

  23. When the first Hellboy came out I was not really interested in seeing it. Then again, I had no idea what Hellboy was all about. I watched the movie on TV like a year ago and fell in love with it. I am planning on reading the graphic novels. I think Hellboy is a very underrated charcter and movie. De Toro’s work is very exceptional. He really is unique. He can create a very dramatic and comic accurate look. I can’t wait to see Hellboy 2! I really appreciate this review. I can’t stand it when reviewers bash a film because it isn’t a murder and sex filled flick full of drama. We need these superheroes and exciting inspiring films these days.

  24. Doug Jones did actually do the voice of the fawn in Pan’s labyrinth.
    He had to learn Spanish for the role.

    I haven’t seen the movie so i can’t comment on how Abe’s voice is but i have watched the animated hellboy specials and i think that
    doug sounded great as Abe. If there is a problem with his voice it maybe that he was trying to copy David a little bit or the opposite..trying to distinguish himself from David too much.

  25. is it just me, or does Selma Blair always have that kind of bored/emotionless disposition anyways?

    and as far as Del Toro, his cinematography IS absolutely amazing! the dude hardly ever uses completely still shots, the camera seems to move with the character. (atleast that was wat i noticed about Pans Labyrinth)
    as far as his storytelling goes: his movies seems 2 drag 4 me. i mean, in all honesty, other than visually, i found PansLabyrinth a bit overrated. like with Hellboy, it didnt seem 2 interest me as much as i wanted it to, or it could have. but Hellboy2 loox like it will deliver. all i can do is hope

  26. No. Get the hell out of here! Hellboy was the dumbest junk I have ever put 2 hrs of focus into. The 2nd looks even worse. If you want a real comic book movie or at least something along those lines then save your money and go see The Dark Knight next week guaranteed awesome.

    Again.

    SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!

  27. LMAO, 1138.
    I watched Wanted (for free) Thurs and it sucked so hard I left halfway thru.
    HellBoy2 looks awesome and a better film than the first, only prob I hear is the absence of David Hide Pierce’s voice of Abe.

  28. This movie looks really good. It’s too bad it is being overshadowed by the more popular superheroes tho. I definitely want to see this and then the Dark Knight. But, honestly, I look forward to the DVD release more because Del Toro is so good at packing the DVD full of extras. I got Hellboy 1 on DVD and the normal edition is 2 disks full of behind the scenes stuff. Usually a movie will milk that and release a barebones edition and then a special edition for extra money. Glad Del Toro cares about his work so much even if he seems underrated at times. (atleast people saw his greatness in Pan’s Labyrinth tho)

  29. Guillermo Del Toro is what sold Pan’s Labyrinth for me. He tells the story in each movie he makes the right way.

  30. Looking forward to this movie!

    Just saw Wanted and can’t believe that you, John, gave it a 9 out of 10. That movie really sucked eggs. Granted movies are subjective but again that movie really sucked eggs in my opinion.

    I find it very hard to believe that Hellboy 2 and Batman received lower ratings. I think I will end up enjoying these movies way more.

    If I rated Wanted I would have given it a 4.5 out 10. Man it was a stinker. Glad I only paid $5.00 to see it.

  31. Wade, the film inst about the cgi and i wouldn’t call it a technical flaw because if that was the case even transformers would have technical flaws. i dont think you can call CGI cheesy, The cgi work fine and isnt that noticeable most the time because the film does not use it as a crutch. As for the wire work, by the tone of the film, i think its meant to look that way its going for a more cartoony approach as the film dosent take its self to seriously. As for the digital doubles i personally dont have a problem with them, in my mind they seem to move like i would picture the drawings from the comic book moving. Having said that the cg would stand out against today’s films. i wouldn’t let it bother you because looking at the trailers for the second film the cgi is still just as noticeable.

  32. I love the first movie but I can’t deny it had many technical and continuity flaws and I don’t mean little errors that you don’t see at first but really obvious ones that make you shake your head in disbelief.

    Like very logical errors

    – 4 bullets and Hellboy shooting 6 or eight times without reloading
    – tone-door closing and almost closed and Hellboy still rolling and jumping for another 30 seconds and still making it though the door Indiana-Jones-style
    – one rotten egg turning into two between shots.
    just to name a few.

    Very cheesy cgi

    – Rasputins deaths
    – tentacle monster
    – digital Hellboy stunt-double
    OK, Hellboy wasn’t a +100 budget thing that garantees top VFX but it was still very distracting from time to time. It just kept going up and down between great cgi and really bad cgi.

    And super-obvious wire work.

    I really hope that this time Guillermo Del Toro took a little more care to prevent things like that in the sequel. But all of that doesn’t change the fact that I can’t wait to see Hellboy 2 and I’m sure I’m gonna love it.

  33. Yeah, I know that Liz is supposed to be a bit…she’s not depressed per se, but she isn’t a ray of sunshine, either. That being said, Blair plays her as overly mopey and downright emo. It was hard for me to see why HB loved her so damn much in the first one. I was hoping she’d turn it around in this one, but apparently she doesn’t.

  34. So should we call this summer the best in years?

    As for Blair i think she looked either bored or maybe constantley high in the last Hellboy

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