Sound Off: Hellboy II: The Golden Army - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
July 11, 2008
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Hellboy and his pack of paranormal friends finally return four years since the first film arrived in theaters. After a great set of superhero movies this summer so far, including Iron Man and Incredible Hulk, how well does Hellboy II: The Golden Army compare to the rest? Has Guillermo del Toro learned from Pan's Labyrinth or did the success get to his head? Is the sequel any better than the original or worse? What was the best part: Guillermo's imaginative creatures, Hellboy's teenage quirkiness, the amazingly choreographed fights, or the fantastical story? Is Hellboy II going to crash and burn at the box office or be the sleeper hit of the summer? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
To fuel the fire, I unfortunately felt that Hellboy II was one of the biggest let downs this summer. It was imaginative and the production design was fantastic, but there wasn't much else that impressed me. That goofy scene with the young Hellboy at the beginning really set the tone for the entire movie - and that wasn't good. The script wasn't polished, the directing was sloppy, and overall it wasn't as extraordinary as I was truly hoping. Being a big fan of the first Hellboy, I had very high expectations that it didn't even come close to reaching. However, the film does get better as it goes on and I thoroughly enjoyed the final scenes with the Golden Army and Prince Nuala. Overall it was merely a mediocre summer superhero movie.
What did you think of Hellboy II? Summer sleeper hit or biggest let down?