I have a strong hunch you’re going to like this movie. A lot. You need not be familiar with its comic book origins. Or the just-released video game. Hell, boy, you don’t even need to have seen the 2004 film,of which this is the sequel. The reason for this is because writer-director Guillermo del Toro is a fine storyteller with a bravura visual palate. And he thinks you’re pretty smart too. Smart enough to embrace a movie that lets its fantasy characters exude real human emotions, all the while delivering on the spectacle summer audiences expect.
After a brief revisitiing of the Hellboy mythology, we are introduced to the narrative backstory by way of a bedtime tale told to a young Hellboy (a.k.a. “Red”), a normal , exuberant child of the ’50s. It seems there has been a long held truce between Humankind Continue reading “Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) – Film Review”