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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  11 July 2008 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Johann Krauss / Bethmoora Goblin
Johann (voice)
Wink / Cronie / Spice Shop Troll / Cathedral Head / Fragglewump
Andrew Hefler ...
Agent Flint
Agent Steel
Mike Kelly ...
Agent Marble
Jeremy Zimmermann ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hellboy 2  »

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Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£7,379,488 (UK) (19 September 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Thomas Kretschmann was the first choice as the voice of Johann Kraus, but Guillermo del Toro was not satisfied with the result, and subsequently brought in Seth MacFarlane. See more »


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 »


[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 »


Referenced in Shooting the Hollywood Stars (2011) See more »


from the "Four Seasons"
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Cho-Liang Lin (Violin), Anthony Newman (Harpsicord), International Sejong Soloists
Courtesy of Naxos
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User Reviews

9 July 2008 | by (San Antonio, TX) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this last night at the Alamo Draft House screening with not only Guillermo del Toro but Mike Mignola and Doug Jones attending as well. I was a fan of del Toro's work before I got into Hellboy but that was several years before the first movie. This is quite honestly one of the best marriages of both source and original material I could've hoped for. I felt the movie far surpassed the original. It was smarter, funnier, and as visually stunning as anything you can expect from either del Toro or Mignola. The sheer number and variety of fully realized monsters, with the stronger emphasis being on puppetry and make-up as opposed to an over reliance on CGI, is almost astounding in this day and age. The performances were also top notch. It was a little weird to hear Doug Jones's voice actually coming out of Abe Sapien at first but I think it added to the character and Seth McFarlane as the voice of Johann Krauss was a rather inspired gamble that paid off. All in all the best thing I can say that will probably make the strongest impact on the largest number of people is that I would gladly pay to see this movie again and I would recommend it to any of my friends, regardless of how familiar they are or aren't with Hellboy. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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