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Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

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Neil Marshall

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Andrew Cosby (screenplay by), Mike Mignola (based on the Dark Horse Comic Book "Hellboy" created by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Stanley ... Arthur
Brian Gleeson ... Merlin
Nadya Keranova Nadya Keranova ... Sister
Maria Tepavicharova Maria Tepavicharova ... Sister (as Mariya Tepavicharova)
Ana Tabakova Ana Tabakova ... Sister
Milla Jovovich ... Nimue / The Blood Queen
Penelope Mitchell ... Ganeida
Terry Randal Terry Randal ... Priest
Ian McShane ... Professor Broom
David Harbour ... Hellboy
Mario de la Rosa ... Esteban Ruiz / Camazotz
Christopher Mata Christopher Mata ... Referee
Atanas Srebrev ... Agent Madison
Dawn Sherrer Dawn Sherrer ... Agent Strode
Michael Heath ... Butler
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Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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UK | Bulgaria | USA

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Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,045,147, 14 April 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,187,285, 22 April 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Milla Jovovich, according to her Instagram, wanted to work on the movie due to being a fan of both Stranger Things (2016) and Deadwood (2004), which starred David Harbour and Ian McShane respectively. See more »

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The Land Rover driven through London about 3/4 of the way through the movie has the registration YD17MRB. If you check this,it turns out it's on a motorcycle, a Triumph Bonneville Bobber. See more »

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Lady Hatton: On an island off the coast of Scotland, something was summoned from the depths of Hell, something that would end mankind.
Hellboy: And this thing, did it show up?
Lady Hatton: Oh, yes. You did.
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Andante from Piano Concerto 21 'Elvira Madigan'
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Published by Sonoton Music GmbH Co KG (GEMA), Sonoton APM (ASCAP)
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Terrible Writing, Weird Directing and Awful CGI
20 April 2019 | by misho-29395See all my reviews

Watching this, it feels like a twelve-year-old wrote the screenplay by tacking together scenes that might look cool without giving any thought to what the dialog would sound like when spoken out loud by human beings. Ian McShane does his best to sound convincing, while some of the other actors don't seem to see the point in even doing that and it's hard to blame them. There are plot holes throughout and segments that make little-to-no sense and add nothing to the story, although would maybe look neat if the effects were any good. The whole thing generally feels like someone slapped together at least four or five stories and tried to turn them into a coherent whole, which wouldn't surprise me, although I don't know enough about the comics to say for certain.

I'm not sure where to place the blame for the awful pacing, but the movie is just unrelenting. There are times when things should wind down, but then it's just more noisy stuff happening. For example, at one point a character is in need of specialized medical attention and they find out it'll be a fairly-long and "treacherous" trek to get it. The character is then cured within 1-2 minutes of runtime, the trek portion being a few seconds of that, then we jump straight into some exposition, then we jump straight back to what we were doing before, presumably after a long and treacherous trek back that also happens instantaneously. To get an idea of how jarring this feels, imagine if Gandalf told Frodo about what it would take to destroy the ring and the next scene was at Mount Doom.

The direction is mostly just odd, and I have no idea if it's because the director couldn't figure out what was happening in the script or because someone was meddling with his work.

Finally, the CGI monsters look terrible. There are some impressive uses of practical effects, but the transitions between those and their CGI counterparts are blatant.


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