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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

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A prince of the mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, and Hellboy his team must fight to stop him from locating the all-powerful Golden Army.

Director:

Guillermo del Toro

Writers:

Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Perlman ... Hellboy
Selma Blair ... Liz Sherman
Doug Jones ... Abe Sapien / Chamberlain / Angel of Death
John Alexander ... Johann Krauss / Bethmoora Goblin
James Dodd ... Johann Krauss
Seth MacFarlane ... Johann (voice)
Luke Goss ... Prince Nuada
Anna Walton ... Princess Nuala
Jeffrey Tambor ... Tom Manning
John Hurt ... Professor Broom
Brian Steele ... Wink / Cronie / Spice Shop Troll / Cathedral Head / Fragglewump
Andrew Hefler Andrew Hefler ... Agent Flint
Iván Kamarás ... Agent Steel
Mike Kelly ... Agent Marble
Jeremy Zimmermann Jeremy Zimmermann ... Auctioneer
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Storyline

After saving the world from the evil Russian mystic, Grigory Rasputin, in Hellboy (2004), the red-skinned gun-toting demon and humankind's strange protector, Hellboy, now struggle to accept that the operations of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence must remain secret. As if that weren't enough, the powerful Elven-prince, Nuada, is bent on retrieving the fragments of a crown that commands the indestructible Golden Army: an omnipotent legion of clockwork warriors that can destroy all humans. Now, before this new menace, all hope rests on Hellboy and Liz's old brothers-in-arms, as well as the ectoplasmic being, Johann Krauss. However, the Earth's supernatural defenders seem to be no match for Nuada's unstoppable forces. Did Hellboy and the rest bite off more than they could chew? Written by Nick Riganas

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From the visionary director of Pan's Labyrinth See more »


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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Trivia

Revolution Studios was originally set to produce this sequel, but had to pull out once Sony decided they no longer wanted to fund Revolution Studios. Sony put the rights up for sale, since they felt Hellboy wasn't a profitable franchise for them. Universal felt differently, and bought the rights to make the sequel immediately. See more »

Goofs

In Hellboy no armed guards were necessary for protecting the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. In Hellboy II: The Golden Army when the same building is shown there are two stationary guards and two men with a dog each on patrol. This doesn't tally because Bureau for Paranormal is supposed to be top secret when all of the guards are not very subtle. However, there was a break-in in the first movie. Perhaps they felt the need for heightened security. Also, they've 'come out' to the world now and don't feel the need for secrecy. 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

The film title is forged by clockwork machinery. See more »

Connections

Features Metalocalypse (2006) 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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Can't Smile Without You
11 July 2008 | by FosterBreadfordSee all my reviews

okay, I'll start out simple. This movie is not Gone With the Wind. It isn't Ben Hur, not even Pan's Labyrinth. it is no fantastic achievement in film that will go down in the history books. But really, it's Hellboy - does it really need to be a classic? Honestly, I loved this movie. It was pure fun. I found the first Hellboy movie to be a fun movie. . .but it lacked that certain something that was keeping it from being a great movie. This one introduces all new mythology into the series, which allows director Guillermo Del Toro to invent all sorts of new creatures that all look amazing. The visual aspect of this film is classic, nothing short of amazing. The movie has some flaws, a few strange possible plot holes, but by the end of the day, the humor rules the day, and the humor hit spot on, to make a very funny film. I can't get the song "I can't Smile Without You" now after seeing this film. That segment was hilarious. Hellboy succeeds in being a film with a decent story, good visual work, and great characters with great humor, all to make just an overall FUN movie where Indiana Jones couldn't. (I only mean Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) For someone who believes any film that doesn't win 11 Oscars isn't worth watching, I'll be honest, you'll hate Hellboy 2. For someone who goes in expecting only to be entertained, just to have a fun time, I 100% recommend this film to that kind of person. Go see it, it's very worth it.


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USA | Germany | Hungary

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,539,115, 13 July 2008

Gross USA:

$75,986,503

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,319,243
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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