Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Thriller
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: July 11, 2008
DVD: November 11, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 4.49
based on 4651 votes and 109 reviews
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Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, Luke Goss, Anna Walton

Synopsis

After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it's up to the planet's toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it's time to call in Hellboy (Ron Perlman).

Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development—pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones) and protoplasmic mystic Johann—the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who's accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Lawrence Gordon, Mike Richardson, Lloyd Levin
Screenplay: Guillermo Del Toro
Official Site: www.hellboymovie.ca

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  • 4 stars "i thought it was a great movie...funny, action, sad in some parts. Hopefully they make a part 3"
  • 4 stars "I haven't seen the first Hellboy installment, so am unable to compare. But, that won't stop me from saying how much I enjoyed No. 2. Our hero, portrayed by Ron Perlman, rankles against authority, as he gets the job done with much unwanted publicity. He's just a guy with extraordinary strength and powers who's only trying to make a name for himself. "You're in the newspaper, again!" cringes his boss. I was smitten with the visually rich sensibility, the dense (if largely subterranean) landscape and the unending array of gadgets. I particularly enjoyed watching as the intelligent, ecoplasmic fog inhabited a wall of lockers and took a few shots at "Red" as payback for smashing his boss in the h"