August 17, 2008

More like Silver or Bronze

Ron Perlman is back as the sardonic but sensitive Hellboy, AKA Red, still working for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. He is joined by fire-starting girlfriend Liz(Selma Blair), amphibian Abe Sapiens (Doug Jones), Tom Manning (Jeffrey Tambor), and newbie agent Johann Krauss (John Alexander), who gives new meaning to the word gassy. This time they are up against elf Prince Nuada(Luke Goss), who wants to raise the Golden Army and destroy humans for ruining earth. Hellboy of course has to stop his evil plan. His twin sister, Princess Nuala (Anna Walton) aligns herself with the humans.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army didn't pack as much punch as the first Hellboy did. Director Guillermo del Toro seemed to have pulled a George Lucas, totally enamored with new creatures and special effects. The troll market scene felt like I was back at the Star Wars Cantina. At least the dry wit and sassy 'tude are intact. This sequel's not so golden. I expect more from The Hobbit movie.

(Poster from Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery)


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