Hellboy 2 - The Golden Army details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Thomas Kretschmann, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Goss, Anna Walton|
|Director:||Guillermo del Toro|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
Hellboy 2 - The Golden Army
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||08 Dec 2008|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Guillermo Del Toro follows up his first Hellboy feature with an even more fantastical and quirky sequel...
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ALL DEL BREAKS LOOSEBy hunkydomste (48 reviews) from Liverpool , 27 Aug 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Guillermo del Toro said in an interview not too long ago that with Pan's Labyrinth he just 'went for it', ridding himself from commercial restraints and letting his creativity run free. And creative and fantastically visionary he is. Look at the films he has helmed and there is the gems/arthouse side (Devil's Backbone/Pan's Labyrinth etc.) and there is the blockbuster side (Mimic, Blade 2...). Hellboy spanned that bridge to an extent, Hellboy 2 however is the perfect crossbreed.
There are stunning visuals, creatures and fantasy galore, alongside humourous quips and BIG BADABOOM action. Still, the time has been taken to make the characters much more substantial and the storyline is relevant and involving.
The vast increase of money spent on this sequel is blatant, but by no means wasted. This is one of the greatest directors around given the opportunity to do what he does best: create a hell of a movie with a big solid heart.
Great entertainment that will satisfy both popcorn movie goers as well as conneissures.
SEE THIS IF YOU LIKED
* PAN'S LABYRINTH
* BLADE 2
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Superb adventureBy ByTor (20 reviews) from Falkirk, Central Scotland , 23 Mar 2010Stunning visual effects, loads of comedic scenes, exceptional fight sequences and the best and funniest final line by any character in any film I've seen.
Definitely a must see.
If you like the first, you'll like the second.By a customer from Seaford , 16 Mar 2010In my opinion, it was better than the first. Simply because I liked the storyline alot more. This film takes us further into Hellboy's universe, with a few unexpected suprises and his usual humour.A good all round film.
Hellbozzzzzzzzzz..... and zzzzzzzzzzzz...By nick98 (19 reviews) from Godalming , 16 Mar 2010Yeah, yeah, special effects, bad guy, bloke from Bros (wasn't he a vampire...?), same predictable script, thingy sort of just, you know, can't be bothered to explain, it all goes pear shaped, save the world, big fight at end, seen it done it, blah de blah de blah...
The one good thing about this movie? Ron Pearlman, and sorry Ron, that's only at a stretch. Instantly forgettable. It only got its two and a half stars because I got the even more dreadful Mummy movie at the same time as this one and that was just pure garbage. This was just that bit better. Wish I'd spent the time looking for things I'll never buy on e-bay instead!
Beautiful, but a little dull...By ejbunny (3 reviews) from London , 09 Mar 2010Visually very pretty and the effects were also pretty good (way better than the first one!) but i still found it a little difficult to 'buy in' to the storyline and some of the characters. I would watch it again though, if only for the visual aspects.
hellboy 2By a customer from hull , 04 Mar 2010a good easy watching film that looks good in blue ray,has good action scenes and an easily followed story line