Monday, July 14, 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army: B

Hellboy II: The Golden Army Team, originally uploaded by MyCine.

Scott dragged me to Hellboy II on Sunday. Admittedly, I'm not a fan of Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth or his first Hellboy. Of the three, I liked Hellboy II the best. There is more humor, a simpler story, and beautiful fantasy scenes.

What doesn't really work for me in either Hellboy movies is the clash between fantasy and present day. Hellboy II even has a scene with real late night comedy hosts casually debating Hellboy like Paris Hilton. Also, Hellboy himself just seems ridiculous-looking.

1 comment:

CrackerLilo said...

I liked this Hellboy movie and actually found Hellboy sort of sexy, at least his personality. I also loved what you didn't, apparently--the way the real world got blended in. Oh, well, that's why theaters have all those screens, right? :-)