June 1, 2009

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Title: Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Year: 2008
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, based on the comic book by Mike Mignola
Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, Seth MacFarlane, John Hurt
Music: Danny Elfman
Distinctions: Oscar nomination for Best Makeup
Length: 120 minutes
Synopsis: an elf tries to rule the world with mythical robots
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), November 2008
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad).
Objective Rating: 1/10 (gets a point for pacing) c. 1.5/4 (Eh).

They did manage to get Hellboy into the movie for a few minutes, but that's about the only good thing about any of the ideas here.  When a movie has Ron Pearlman and John Hurt and I can't even give it a point for acting... something is very, very wrong. Maybe I'm being harsh because I had high expectations. Probably not.

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