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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

No... unless you're into Hellboy... then yes. But for me? No.

All this movie really has going for it is that it's visually stunning. I guess that's a direct result of the movie's visionary director. Guillermo del Toro has been the guiding force behind some of the most creative images on screen. Hellboy, Blade II, The Orphanage (producer) and most notably Pan's Labyrinth, now Hellboy II: The Golden Army can be added to the list of dazzling, del Toro ingenuity.

The only real reason to see this movie is as an example of what to expect from the Hobbit movies that he will be directing for 2011 and 2012.

After seeing this movie I'm uber-excited to see his take on the Tolkien classic because I actually care about the story. I've read the source material and with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh producing and del Toro directing, we may have another sweep at the Academy Awards in 2013.

I haven't read the source material for Hellboy. I just don't care, is what it boils down to. Add my disinterest to a hack script which includes trite lines like the weepy "I never got to tell you how I feel about you", as well as an overlong performance of Barry Manilow's "I Can't Smile Without You" by none other than Hellboy himself and his fishy friend. If you want to know anything about me at all, you should know that I hate when characters break out into song, and that I hate fish.

So, to sum up... if you like Hellboy you'll probably like this movie. I was bored to tears.

1 comment:

mike! said...

The First one was better , But this one looked better so that sucks. I agree that if you don't care about Hellboy then there is no way you'll like it , but i can say that liking Hellboy it was still hard to like . I can watch this movie more than once with the volume off because it looks so cool.