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New Hellboy II: The Golden Army Poster - Sexy Bad

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May 30, 2008
Source: Empire

New Hellboy II: The Golden Army Poster - Sexy Bad

Exactly six weeks from now Guillermo del Toro's latest, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, will burn up the cineplex. Not surprisingly, the marketing for the film is kicking into high gear, giving us, for instance, many a poster to 'oohh' and 'ahhh'. This international poster falls in line with the recently released series of character banners and comes after the debut of both a badass American poster and Drew Struzan's teaser poster. Empire gives us the latest, which I must say, is probably the worst of the lot. You be the judge.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

The last round of character banners was great. And as Alex plainly put it, the poster before that was simply badass. But this one doesn’t do anything for me. The scene is much brighter (more gold tones) than the other ones, and having the character Liz Sherman, hugged up on Hellboy casts the movie in a different, more intimate light. Is the embrace really necessary? It’s definitely not as if Sherman is a damsel in distress. She rocks pyrokinesis after all! And what’s with the tank-top? This smacks of a romance novel. What do you think?

Hellboy II: The Golden Army is both written and directed by visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro of Blade II, Hellboy, and Pan's Labyrinth previously. The film is based off of Mike Mignola's comic book series that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in 1993. Hellboy II: The Golden Army arrives in theaters this summer on July 11th. Mark down that day in your calendars now! If you haven't already seen the latest trailer, make sure you make it a priority to check it out!

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Reader Feedback - 17 Comments

1

Yeah, this poster is no good. The embrace is totally unnecessary, and I know it's a GOLDEN army, but this is not a bright movie, it's dark. The main color so far has been a bland blue. Stick with the BLUE! This looks like a poster for one of those pop break dancer movies. A poster like this should instead read, "Hellboy II: Back 2 Da Streets".

The Shoes Dude on May 30, 2008

2

I love how they throw in "visionary director" whenever Del Toro's referenced...isn't every director a visionary?

Matt Peloquin on May 30, 2008

3

Yeah, this one is hitting some wrong notes, I agree. Hellboy is looking rather worried instead of steadfast, little abe in the backround looks like an after thought. Liz appears to have had her pic taken seperatly, since her hand isn't really touching Hellboy, and I suspect her image was supposed to have flames dancing on her hand and arm (hence the tank top), and no inkling of Johann Kraus either. It really looks like a collage of existing promo images. Oh well, other posters have looked amazing.

Nick the Hat on May 30, 2008

4

Anyone notice that Selma Blair has one of those faces where she just looks tired all the time?...

Tom Brazelton on May 30, 2008

5

Whats wrong with a tank top dude? I think she looks hot, lol. Anyway it does look weird, manly I think because HBs head looks like twisted in a strange position, just looks like a crappy photoshop job.

Richard on May 30, 2008

6

Hmm....me no likey sexy Hellboy. I do love his wisecrackin' personality tho. Love The Shoes Dude's comment. Drew Struzan gets my vote.

cyn on May 30, 2008

7

Tom Brazelton you are right ... tired and lazy too 😉 or maybe drunk ....I am going to far ... 😉 stop me...but she looks a bit like a drug taker too ... 😉

shero on May 30, 2008

8

about the poster : No I don't like it... there is a cold romantic position with a lot of unfocused fat iron mans in the background sorry golden army !!! ...it remind me by the idiotic movie witless protection : http://media.filmschoolrejects.com/images/poster-witlessprotection.jpg The movie is action not drama romance comedy ....!!! But I am sure the movie will be nice ...and I am waiting for it ... this poster will not stop me to go and watch it ...

shero on May 30, 2008

9

I'm usually not that into her, but Selma Blair is looking downright sexy there. And I really like this poster. It seems to really highlight the larger than life essence of the whole film.

Jim on May 30, 2008

10

I just feel sorry for Abe Sapien, getting stuffed away to the side there.

Minic on May 30, 2008

11

looks like theyre posing for the cover of people magazine or somethin

harrison on May 30, 2008

12

ehhh... no.

Silver on May 31, 2008

13

It's Plastic Man and the Dyke (TM).

Brad on May 31, 2008

14

Selma Blair just keeps getting hotter and hotter! (Heh, heh)

kitano0 on May 31, 2008

15

Selma Blair looks super hot on this poster but thats all thats good about this poster overall its utter crap.

Curtis on May 31, 2008

16

Is Hellboy stoned?

joel on Jun 3, 2008

17

Has to be all guys on these comments....I LOVE it! Love the romance, loved the kiss at the end of first Hellboy, more more more!!! -posted by a mushy female Hellboy fan!

TankChik on Feb 2, 2009

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