Based on a story Guillermo del Toro and on the Dark Horse comic by Mike Mignola Guillermo del Toro downshifts a little to deliver high entertainment with Hellboy II after the dizzying high art of the Oscar-winning Pan’s Labyrinth. Mignola’s comic-book creation is a wise-cracking, gruff-yet-good tough guy played with pitch-perfect swagger and comedy timing by Ron Perlman. Ron Perlman’s talent glazing out through weird, extraordinary makeup and special effects. Hellboy takes place in a world of gods and monsters, and some of its genesis are mindblowing, innovative, and as frightening as they are ravishing.
With exquisite action Hellboy II: The Golden Army also takes the time to give us fully build up characters. Hellboy sincerely cares for a fellow agent, troubled pyro-kinetic Liz Sherman (Salma Blair), a well-mannered man-fish named Abe Sapien (Doug Jones). And all-too-human Tom Manning (Jeffrey Tambor) and the ghostly spirit of Johann Kraus (James Dodd) voiced by Seth McFarlane. Hellboy is practically not the best-known big-screen superhero. On Hellboy (2004) there wasn’t time to develop the main character but this time the focus is back where it belongs – on Big Red and his friends.
An angry blond elf-prince Nuada (Luke Goss) broken an ancient truce between the elves and the humans. Twin heirs to an elf throne are Nuada (Luke Goss) and his twin sister, Nuala (Anna Walton) the creatures at the heart of this moral labyrinth. They are separated by their conflicting views on peaceful co-existence with humans but locked together by bonds of siblinghood. it falls on them to whirl the plot, as Nuada plans to redeem and unleash the irresistible. staggering Golden Army against humanity to restore a balance promised long ago, and Nuala pursues help to stop him.
Hellboy and the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD) are a lot funnier than before, nearest to the comics and the animated films than ever.
- Director: Guillermo del Toro
- Written By: Guillermo del Toro
- Starring: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
- Country: USA, Germany
- Language: English, Scottish Gaelic
- In Theaters: 11 July 2008 (USA)
- Runtime: 120 min