in about 100 words or less
US/Germany 120m, Colour
Director: Guillermo del Toro; Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt
The Golden Army is the dazzling sequel to Hellboy (2004) which brings to life an eleven year old demon’s bedtime story about a war between mankind and an indestructible mechanical army led by Balor, an ancient elven king. After the modern-day resurrection of the Golden Army, humanity’s only hope lies with Hellboy, who challenges Nuada, an elven prince for the crown. Another bizarre fantasy from the mind of one of the most visually imaginative directors of all time, Hellboy II is a visual smorgasbord of images, colours, detail and production design (Klaus Ming May 2015).