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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

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The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

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Abe Sapien / Chamberlain / Angel of Death
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Johann Krauss / Bethmoora Goblin
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Professor Broom
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Wink / Cronie / Spice Shop Troll / Cathedral Head / Fragglewump
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Agent Marble
Jeremy Zimmermann ...
Auctioneer
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Storyline

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince before The Golden Army can destroy humanity's existence. Written by ctfabian

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creature | rebellion | prince | elf | superhero | See more »

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Good never looked so bad. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language | See all certifications »

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11 July 2008 (USA)  »

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Hellboy 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,969,602 (UK) (22 August 2008)

Gross:

£7,379,488 (UK) (19 September 2008)
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Trivia

Santiago Segura:  "Distinguished Customer" in the auction scene is a frequent player in movies directed by Guillermo del Toro, and voices Johann Krauss in the Spanish dubbed version. See more »

Goofs

When Hellboy and Liz are arguing near the beginning of the movie, the former leans down to release his pet cats from under the bed; in the following shot, he's sitting on the edge of the bed instead of standing as he was a split second before. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm: My son, would you turn off that wretched puppet, and brush your teeth?
Young Hellboy: Don't call him a puppet!
Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm: I beg your pardon?
Young Hellboy: He's not a puppet! Howdy Doody's real!
Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm: Well, Mr. Dee-dee Doo-doo will have to say good night.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits. The film's title is formed out of red-hot metal by clockwork machinery. See more »

Connections

Features The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Smile Without You
Written by Chris Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow
Performed by Barry Manilow
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainemnt
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The Second is Always Best
7 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What is it about super-hero films (X-Men 2, Spiderman 2, Superman II, and likely The Dark Knight) that the best of them are always the middle chapter; the second episode? I personally have no clue, but Hellboy II is not the exception.

It's got bigger action; more heavily stylized and expansive. It has a ton more amazing creatures. It's got an even wittier script, and a much better story. It's like the director was allowed to make everything as he saw fit; his vision is much fuller this time around.

Surprisingly, this movie rocks, and was actually the first film this year I was all around satisfied by.


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