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

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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

The motto carved over the door to the Troll's Market is "Unus Mundus", which literally translates as "One World", and refers to the idea that there is an underlying reality from which everything emerges and to which everything will return. The idea was popularized by Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung. 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?
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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

References Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Autumn
from the "Four Seasons"
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Cho-Liang Lin (Violin), Anthony Newman (Harpsicord), International Sejong Soloists
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Surprisingly on par with Hellboy
16 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is something special; when a second film in a series is able to surpass or equal to it's predecessor. It's not just because the first Hellboy was so excellent, which it was, but they handled this second film with such care and pizazz, it's almost better, in ways, than the first.

It's very rare in a saga that the second films rises over the first, which is why when I say that Hellboy II: The Golden Army was almost in every way better than Hellboy, I mean it, and for me to love Hellboy like I do, that's saying a lot. Hellboy II had everything the first had, but with bigger and better qualities. The action was superb, story line was great, and acting, directing, etc. was just as perfect.

I was entertained through the entire film and I enjoyed every minute and in the end I was left with a big smile on my face for how great this sequel turned out to be, but here again, I still think it is on par with the first because of how the first was so perfect at setting up the story from the comics and how amazingly entertaining it was as well, with all the great performances that the second had and just when I put the two films together, I honestly can not decide which is better. All I have left to say is that if you loved Hellboy, this is no disappointment whatsoever, and you need to see it right away!


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