in about 100 words or less
US 122m, Colour
Director: Guillermo del Toro; Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans, John Hurt
Hellboy is a fun science fiction comic book action hero movie which begins with a Nazi plot to construct a dimensional portal that is intended to free imprisoned beings from deep space to help the German war effort. Unwittingly transporting a young demon, who is discovered by the Allies, Hellboy is raised in captivity and managed by the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. In bringing the titular character to life, the prosthetically enhanced Perlman gives a dry comedic performance that is full of witty one liners, and whose likeable gruff character finds time to rescue kittens while joyfully smashing the bad guys (Klaus Ming May 2015).