Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Hellboy (2004) Review By Michael Heath

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Guillermo del Toro (Screenplay) Mike Mignola (Comic Books)
Stars: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, John Hurt and Rupert Evans
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

He's Big, He's Red, He's Hellboy (Ron Perlman). This film tells us the story of Hellboy's origin and his purpose. He's a demon raised from a baby, to ultimately become the defender against the forces of evil.

Now with every comic book movie they usually start at the beginning. This takes us back to 1944 where we see the sights of Hellboy's birth. We also meet our main antagonist Rasputin. We're then taken 60 years back to the present where there have been sightings of Hellboy all over the news and rumours that he's a monster hunter for the FBI.

Contradicting them selves for comic value. Staying within the boundaries and rules of the Hellboy Comics isn't always that easy when you've got to prick that funny bone a few times. Now as we all know Hellboy is fireproof and if you didn't know i've just told you. There is a monster in this film called Sammael as expected Hellboy will do battle with Sammael and during this battle Hellboy becomes trapped under a train and his horns are smacked repeatedly by the underside of the train, as the train passes Hellboy emerges with the tips of his horns red hot and as he touches them he gets burned doesn't seem too fireproof. The best thing about the Hellboy movie is that any creatures that could be done in costume, were done completely in costume with minimal to zero CGI assistance it's amazing when i was first told this i had to go back and watch the film a few times over. This is definitely one to see, Hellboy has a great balance between story telling and action.

Rating 7/10

Updates - What's Up Next

As we all know websites perform maintenance, and blogger happened to perform their maintenance around my first review post which messed up the dates of the post a little now it was on time. But the point of the dates is not only to inform you of the dates the post will go up but also that in the future the viewers will be able to go to the archive go to that date and find the review.

So in the event of anything like this happens the dates in the What's Up Next will be changed accordingly for example

Something Borrowed (2011) - 12/05/2011 - 14/05/2011