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Hellboy (2004)

US 122m, Colour
Director: Guillermo del Toro; Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans, John Hurt

hellboyHellboy 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).

2 comments on “Hellboy (2004)

  1. SJHoneywell

    I’m a big fan of this one. Perlman is a huge part of the sell of this; this is one of those roles that, once you’ve seen this, you can’t imagine someone else playing it.

    There’s not much about it I don’t like, in fact. The story is fun, the characters are great, and it looks fantastic, too.

    • Klaus

      I’d forgotten how much i liked this movie, and was surprised that I hadn’t already reviewed it. I’ve been going back through my collection and finding a number of titles that I had watched, but not reviewed prior to starting my 1001 journey. They are a distraction / break from the list that i need right now.

      And as for Perlman, yeah, I agree, he *is* Hellboy!

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