- Origin: 10/25
- Story: 3/25
- Camera/SFX: 6/25
- Performance: 8/25
Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, “Stranger Things”) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil series), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.
- Rated: R (Strong bloody violence and language)
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Directed by: Neil Marshall
- Written by: Christopher Golden, Andrew Cosby and Mike Mignola
- Release date: 12th April, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 120 minutes
- Studio: Summit Entertainment
|Milla Jovovich||Nimue/ The Blood Queen|
|Ian McShane||Professor Broom|
|Sasha Lane||Alice Monaghan|
|Daniel Dae Kim||Major Ben Daimio|
|Thomas Haden Church||Lobster Johnson|
|Sophie Okonedo||Lady Hatton|
|Kristina Klebe||Leni Rafenstahl|
|Alistair Petrie||Lord Adam Glaren|
I liked the aspects of the comics they used in this film, making sure it wasn’t a repeat of of the other Hellboy films. Hellboy himself looked ok, and so did locations. The CGI ruined other characters looks and made scenes less impressive. They missed out a lot of the things that made Hellboy so good, like his struggles, it his character arc was rushed and you didn’t get to see much bonding time, just a load of flashbacks to cover story.
A chopped up story that rushed a lot of scenes and was very confusing to follow. I didn’t feel any sort of connection with characters as most didn’t have any depth to them. They heavily relied on quick humour to keep anything going and some jokes weren’t even funny. I admit that some of the action was good, but nothing further than that. Probably the best bit about it was the music choice, great track all round.
Quite a lot of sloppy craftsmanship, with CGI bodies that didn’t match to the real life head or monsters that were out of place from the rest. It looked rushed and not very thought through. Camera shots were ok, but they never left me with suspense and I could predict what was coming next. If they just took their time it probably could have been a lot better.
There were very few people in this film that didn’t seem to make me cringe or is forcing most of their lines. David Harbour is probably the one of the only people that didn’t mess it up. I felt lines were being said in the most weird way and the acting wasn’t too good either. The casting choice was great, Daniel Day Kim made the perfect Ben Daimio, but its was how they utilised the cast that let them down. They seemed frigid, like they felt uncomfortable with what they were doing.