Hellboy is a supernatural being who is the son of a fallen angel. He came to our world in 1944 as a result of a mystical ritual. The Occultists of the Third Reich had long tried to gain an advantage in the war, hoping to attract the ideal soldier to the ranks of the fascist army. Hellboy was exactly the one they needed, but they never managed to make their plans a reality. The demon from hell fell into the hands of Americans and began to serve them, protecting the world from mysterious threats. This time he is sent to England to meet face to face with Merlin's wife. Just a battle with the Blood Queen will lead to the end of the world, which the monster tried to avoid all his life.Written by
The movie originally began production as the second sequel to 2004's Hellboy (2004) after Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). But creative differences and lukewarm box office numbers led to Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman both leaving, thus causing a long hiatus until it was decided to reboot, following the rise of R-rated superhero movies. See more »
When Hellboy is ambushed he has a spear noticeably sticking out the front and back of his body. He falls off a bridge and lands flat on his back on the ground below. As he gets up to run away the spear is sticking out both sides at the same distance. This shouldn't be the case since the back portion just got drove into the ground. See more »
The year is 517 A.D., known as the Dark Ages and for fucking good reason. An endless war between the armies of man and creatures of darkness has raged across Britain. And in retribution of man's injustices for creatures, the immortal witch Vivvienne Nimue has spread her deadly plague threatening mankind off the face of the earth. And so at Pendle Hill, beneath an ancient oak tree, King Arthur... Yes, that King Arthur, and his powerful wizard Merlin, were forced to ...
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SPOILERS AHEAD! A credit scene has Hellboy meet Lobster Johnson as set-up for a sequel. See more »
Although the effort of the director and the talent of the actors, the movie lacks the charm of the Guillermo del Toro duology. The movie is way more faithful to the comics but it also tries to be faithful to the previous movies (which every reboot should try to be) but it just becomes a mess of attempts.
The CGI is overused- WHEN WILL STUDIOS LEARN!- and although the creatures design is very interesting, pretty much every character lacks the dept the old duology provided.
At the end of the day Hellboy(2019) is just another failed reboot that tries to be it's own thing while respecting the previous movies.
5 out of 10, but I do agree with the 61% rating on rotten tomatoes because the movie isn't all crap, there's a charm to it but it's not enough to make you overlook it's flaws.
Just watch the Guillermo del Toro duology, it's a far superior franchise, and I would of loved to see the third movie if the studios didn't cancelled it.
If you are interested in the director Neill Marshall (which despite the failed attempt of rebooting Hellboy is a damn good director) go watch Dog Soldiers which is criminally underrated.
See you next time at the movies,
Ruben the Critic
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