Summary: As an offbeat vein of superhero films, the Hellboy movies work well for what they are and never cease to entertain. Director Del Toro is back with a bigger and better sense of macabre visuals and the film thrives off the life of its cast. Ron Perlman is as gruff and sarcastic as ever and carries a lot of the scenes.
Excerpt: Hellboy II: The Golden Army is the second entry in the movie adaptations of the cult classic Dark Horse graphic novel arc. It's also a solid reminder of the beautiful mind that director/scribe Guillermo del Tor has. Honestly, I've never been a fan of the comics or the director, but the Hellboy films do a very good job of making you a fan of his. They perfectly compliment his directing style, and artistic preferences.
Excerpt: The infernal superhero and his team reunite to stop an elfin prince from reawakening a dormant robotic army to wage war on mankind. One thing that you can take for granted when it comes to films by Del Toro is that it IS going to look absolutely fantastic, and so it does. The wonderful art design shares the look of some of his earlier gothic fairytales such as Pan's Labyrinth, as well as the combination of fantasy and eco-message that is the trademark of Myazaki (the...
Excerpt: I like the first Hellboy, but I love Hellboy II. I own the first on DVD and don't wish to upgrade to BD. Having said that, I didn't hesitate purchasing this one on BD because I had seen it before on DVD and was completely blown-away. I'll spare you plot details--all I have to say is Del Toro is an amazing visionary director who has yet to make one boring, uninspired, or unoriginal movie. Hellboy 2 is full of new images and is absolutely awesome.
Summary: very good sequel and great character development for some of the other characters. would of preffered a different enemy though as fighting something completely fantasy was a bit unrealistic, but why he was their to develop hellboys character was very good, though i felt hellboy should of battled something more evil, but it was a very good sequel hope they make a third
Excerpt: The advancement in CGI and the rise and unprecedented success of Marvel studios has led to a whole slew of superhero/comic book movies. Any superhero worth his salt is currently lined up to appear in a special effects blockbuster, even many of the minor and secondary Marvel characters seem to be getting in on the act (Ant Man anyone?).