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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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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
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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 special goggles they wear to see the troll market are described as being designed by Eugen Schüfftan and using lenses and mirrors. This is an homage to special effects pioneer who used mirrors with silver stratigally removed to in camera place actors into miniatures or paintings. See more »

Goofs

When the movie cuts to the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense a geographic title is displayed indicting that the headquarters is in Trenton N.J. In Hellboy it was in Newark N.J. and it's the same building. 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

References Mister Ed (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Nel Caleyu La Fonte
Written by Fernando Montes Garcia, Maria Elola Molleda
Performed by Brenga Astur
Courtesy of Warner Music Spain
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Totally disappointed and nowhere near as good as the first Hellboy Movie.
19 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Went to this movie expecting to really enjoy it - was so looking forward to it as both myself and my wife enjoyed the first Hellboy movie a lot. We both love Guillermo del Toro's movies in general and really thought we would love this...

We both saw the first Hellboy movie again before watching this (which I would strongly advise you all to do, as that way you will appreciate just how bad this movie is compared).

Firstly, the story is absolutely terrible and was not worth making a sequel for - this just seems like a total cash in and nothing else. I can't believe that this is the best story they could come up with for a sequel movie. There is just no substance to the movie whatsoever and some of the acting is pretty bad.

Sure there are lots of good special effects and a lot of fighting scenes but it fails to impress as the story is just so bad. The movie has also lost a lot of the edge and suspense it had in the first movie

  • I seriously feel like the directing in this movie is worse than the


first one. Most of the dialogue is dire and amateurish and some of the main scenes in the movie are totally pointless. It really left us feeling empty when we left the cinema and I definitely would not want to see Hellboy 3 anymore should that ever come out.

Also - a lot of the del Toro designs in the movie look like they've just been lifted from his other movies and feel very lazy - I would have liked to have seen much more original concepts in his work and am a bit disappointed with that too.

Overall - a very disappointed Hellboy fan.


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