Born to bring hell to Earth, "Hellboy" (Ron Perlman) is saved by "Professor Bruttenholm" (John Hurt), who raised him to be a hero.
"Hellboy" leads the "Professor's" secret "Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense" to protect the mankind from what it considers to be the paranormal.
Based on the Dark Horse Comics-published comic book of the same title, which is refered to on-screen, the movie is obviously targeted to fans of the comic book.
The story, which has the undead "Rasputin" (Karel Roden) trying to convert "Hellboy" back to evil so he can use the hero to bring an end to the world.
For those who never read the comic book, like myself, there is little character development. I believe the writer who adapted the comic book for the screen expected that only fans would g...