Thursday, September 25, 2014
Going to do a two-fer on this one. Hellboy is another of the many comic book movies that have hit the screens in the last decade or so. Did well enough for Hellboy II, but the two films did not garner a third.
Hellboy is a demon summoned by Rasputin in the 1940's to try and win the war for Hitler. Rasputin's plan is foiled and Hellboy is raised by Profession Bruttenholm. Rasputin is resurrected to try and bring the end of the world. And you can guess where the film goes from there.
Ron Perlman is charming as Hellboy and John Hurt is brilliant at anything he does. The rest of the cast is good. However, the story is lacking a bit and the movie pacing lacks as well. The comic book was popular enough to get people to the theaters. My criticism here is that I don't feel that this film is good enough to watch over and over again. And that is what you want from a movie like this. People to buy the DVD, rent or watch on Netflix. Yes, I watched on Netflix.
I mention Hellboy II in regard of it being watchable a second time. Saw the movie once and really don't care to see it again. If there is nothing else on TV and Hellboy II happens to be on, OK. That being said, I might opt to find something else to do. Hellboy II was really lacking a story.