Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/23/2011
When the Nazis open a portal to Hell, a baby demon comes through and is brought up by a kindly scientist to become the point man for a US government backed supernatural strike team. Hellboy isnother stylish comic book adaptation from Guillermo Del Toro starring the often criminally overlooked Ron Perlman. GDT's trademark visual flourish is in full effect, as it is fantastic to look at with some excellent production design. The script unfortunately doesn't quite live up to the visuals, the one-liners are rather weak ("Oh crap" is hardly the wittiest superhero catchphrase...) and the villain Rasputin failed to capture my imagination. It's main flaw however lies in my inability to relate to a character so divorced from reality; my favorite scene is when Hellboy is acting like a jealous …
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/2008
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 …