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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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Cast

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Abe Sapien / Chamberlain / Angel of Death
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Johann Krauss / Bethmoora Goblin
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Johann (voice)
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Brian Steele ...
Wink / Cronie / Spice Shop Troll / Cathedral Head / Fragglewump
Andrew Hefler ...
Agent Flint
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Agent Steel
Mike Kelly ...
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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,539,115 (USA) (11 July 2008)

Gross:

$75,754,670 (USA) (12 September 2008)
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Trivia

Some of the special vocal effects were provided by Guillermo del Toro, the film's director. See more »

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In Hellboy Liz's flames are blue, in Hellboy II: The Golden Army her flames are orange. However, the commentary on the DVD specifically explains the different color of her flames as a sign of more control. 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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Noir
Written by Ben Isaac
Performed by Red Is For Fire feat. Terry Oubre
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Very disappointed
31 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The original Hellboy movie had atmosphere coming out of it's red ears, Hellboy II unfortunately misses this point entirely.

To begin with you're immediately hit with the stark voice change of the Abe character, this was a major mistake. The very essence of the Abe character is the way the voice is a mismatch to the heroic way in which he interacts in the many 'situations' - to change this voice for a generic one is a great over-sight and one which straight away puts you on the back-foot in terms of your anticipated enjoyment.

The initial scene of Hellboy as an adolescent looks cheap and feels cheap, both in terms of the acting and the way in which the young Hellboy looks, all adding to a feeling of impending dread that the films makers just don't 'get it'.

Moving onto the older Hellboy character and this too has suffered from a change for the worse. In an effort to introduce more obvious humour the character doesn't have the same touch to it, it's all very disappointing.

I was really looking forward to this film but unfortunately the opportunity to capitalise on the original movie's feel and atmosphere has been totally missed.

It feels like a cynical attempt to make a few more $$$ at the expense of a great premise and some great theatrical characters.

Please understand I'm in no way a comic book purist as in fact I've never even read the comic book version, but I am just someone who really enjoyed the first Hellboy film.


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