Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) revisits Mike Mignola's comic book creation, bringing his extensive visual imagination and a love of the macabre to the tale. Hellboy (Ron Perlman) is a demon that, after being summoned by and then rescued from the Nazis in WW2, shaved off his horns and grew up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. He works at the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence, alongside amphibious comrade Abe Sapien (former mime, Doug Jones) and pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz Sherman (Selma Blair).

The sequel to 2004's Hellboy sees ambitious Elf prince Nuada declare war on humanity, seeking to discover and unleash the invincible Golden Army. The good guys, this time aided by ectoplasmic German mystic Johann Krauss (voiced by Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane), must stop him at all costs.

2008Rating: M, Fantasy Violence.120 minsUSA
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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

If the film is just as strange and endearing as its glowing protagonist -- and it is -- that's because the director and co-writer (with Mignola) is Guillermo del Toro, 43, who has the wildest imagination and grandest ambitions of anybody in modern movies.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The whole affair is pulpy, jokey, sometimes touching and frequently nonsensical: a big mess and, mostly, a lot of fun.

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Stuff

Stuff

press

The wickedly wacky Mexican director proves that and much, much more in his astoundingly good follow-up to 2004's highly original - but underrated - Hellboy.

5.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A surprise package of fun, fright and untamed imagination.

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

It's in the script, however, that del Toro the writer falls a wee bit short of del Toro the visionary.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As much Tolkien's baby as Mignola's, this has more heart and humour than most fantasy films can dream of. Hellaciously good.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Hellboy II smacks you in the face with such a rare sense of surprise, awe and original spectacle that any qualms about possible overindulgence are swept away.

4.0
0

I was really looking forward to this after the first installment and the mix of Del Toro's creatures (loved Pan's Labyrinth) had me in double excitement. My expectations then were far too high. I'm so glad I didn't talk anyone into coming with me because this movie just missed the mark. Other guys who had no doubt come for the pace and spectacle were...

2.0
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I liked this a lot. It's nowhere near as Gothic as the comics, and if anything, it's lighter and funnier than the first one. But although I like the comics, I think I actually prefer to see something lighter in a movie. Del Toro's visual imagination (as well as his preoccupation with intricate machinery) are both served well here - there are some great...

4.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

If the film is just as strange and endearing as its glowing protagonist -- and it is -- that's because the director and co-writer (with Mignola) is Guillermo del Toro, 43, who has the wildest imagination and grandest ambitions of anybody in modern movies.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The whole affair is pulpy, jokey, sometimes touching and frequently nonsensical: a big mess and, mostly, a lot of fun.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The wickedly wacky Mexican director proves that and much, much more in his astoundingly good follow-up to 2004's highly original - but underrated - Hellboy.

5.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A surprise package of fun, fright and untamed imagination.

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

It's in the script, however, that del Toro the writer falls a wee bit short of del Toro the visionary.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As much Tolkien's baby as Mignola's, this has more heart and humour than most fantasy films can dream of. Hellaciously good.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Hellboy II smacks you in the face with such a rare sense of surprise, awe and original spectacle that any qualms about possible overindulgence are swept away.

4.0
0

I was really looking forward to this after the first installment and the mix of Del Toro's creatures (loved Pan's Labyrinth) had me in double excitement. My expectations then were far too high. I'm so glad I didn't talk anyone into coming with me because this movie just missed the mark. Other guys who had no doubt come for the pace and spectacle were...

2.0
0

I liked this a lot. It's nowhere near as Gothic as the comics, and if anything, it's lighter and funnier than the first one. But although I like the comics, I think I actually prefer to see something lighter in a movie. Del Toro's visual imagination (as well as his preoccupation with intricate machinery) are both served well here - there are some great...

4.0
0