In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon – Hellboy – has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil. —IMDb
Guillermo Del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, Del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist, 1973) and worked on making his own short films. At the age of 21, Del Toro executive produced his first feature, Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1986). Del Toro got his first big break when Cronos (1993) won nine academy awards in Mexico, then went on to win the International Critics Week prize at Cannes. Following this success, Del Toro made his first Hollywood film, Mimic (1997), starring Mira Sorvino. Next for Del Toro, was El Espinazo del diablo (2001), a Spanish Civil War ghost story. The film was hailed by critics and audiences alike, and Del Toro decided to give Hollywood another try. In 2002, he directed the Wesley Snipes vampire sequel, Blade II (2002). —World Cinema Foundation
Perfect example of when a director totally understands and respects the source material he's given. The marriage of Del Toro and Mignola is both natural and effortless making this adaption both true to the comics but also fresh and inspired. More to the point I am a sucker for Hellboy's blend of Lovecraftian lore, steampunk aesthetics and "Indiana-Jones-like" action adventure. Really awesome movie!
Casualties; lifeless unimportant characters killed left and right by gruesome monsters. Ways to stay alive should you play in this movie: 1) Be Hellboy (No dur. He's invincible, a badass, and likes cats. Also main character.) 2) Be a "freak" like Hellboy (By freak, I mean a creature from a hellish dimension that's part demon. More or less, you'll have the power of power or be imune to it.) 3) Be Hellboy's nanny.
There’s something good to be said about a film that becomes more and more enjoyable with repeat viewings. While other superhero flicks get played to death on TV and wear out their welcome, there is… read review