Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.
In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil. Written by
To prepare for his role, Ron Perlman read all the Hellboy comics and worked out three hours a day, five to seven days a week (varied). He also worked out while shooting, every day he had off from filming, he would workout. See more »
The character name of "Abe Sapien" makes the usual mistake of shortening "sapiens", which is already singular. Even the fanciful taxonomy of "Icthyo sapiens" shown before his name is revealed uses the correct form. See more »
Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm:
What is it that makes a man a man? Is it his origins, the way things start. Or is it something else, something harder to describe? For me it all began in 1944, classified mission off the coast of Scotland. The Nazis were desperate. Combining science and black magic they intended to upset the balance of the war. I was 28, already a paranormal advisor to President Roosevelt. I could never have suspected that what would transpire that night would not only effect the course of history ...
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There are no opening credits save the 3-D title, which is flown over several times by the camera before it pulls back to reveal the full title. See more »
The title says it all. How anyone could like this garbage is beyond me. The movie took forever to pick up pace. It had too much talk and not enough action. Hellboy looked like he was wrapped in foam painted over with cheap red fingernail polish. Abe Sapien looked even cheesier, and Liz Sherman looked like a junkie instead of the love interest. The special effects were below average quality. The villains were a waste of screen time since they didn't even convey enough character for the audience to even dislike them.
To get at least part of my money's worth I sat through the whole thing unlike half the audience which walked out. I lost to perfectly good hours of my life and six dollars watching this monstrosity of a movie. Do yourself a favor and skip this garbage.
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