We watched Hellboy II: The Golden Army yesterday at GSC Gurney Plaza yesterday. Yes, i know we are a little late on watching this movie, but we were very busy a few weeks back! I was a little surprised that our last visit to the cinema was watching Indiana Jones.
***With a signature blend of action, humor and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world’s toughest, kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to unfold in Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy).
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 (Ron Perlman). Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense—pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones) and protoplasmic mystic Johann—the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal.
And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who’s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him***
My review: I don't like Hellboy's "show-off" attitude. But his dont care-ish ways to hide his identity makes the show witty and fun. I like the part when his gf asked him this ""Do you need everyone to love you? Or am I enough?". It makes the movie so romantic and touching.
A few things have changed since the debut Hellboy I. Hellboy a.k.a. Red and Liz are now a semi-settled couple, although their typical issues--he doesn't like her touching his stuff; she wishes he'd leave less of it lying around--tend to be resolved with more than the typical fireworks.
In this sequel, Red is battling with his emotions of understanding and loving the human over his own kind. I guess Hellboy III will be even more exciting with a darker side of Red showing more significantly I predict.
All in all, I like this kind of superhero movies where good always rules over evil. It makes this world a better place to live in. A good show i must say.
7.5/10 rating from me!