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One can't help but wonder whether Del Toro hasn't misjudged the balance between comedy and gravity in this sequel.
One can't help but wonder if Mssr. Demara hasn't misjudged the balance between criticism and blatant idiocy.
Not only does he obviously have no knowledge of the comedic tones of the source material, he also ruins a delightful surprise in the second (barely) paragraph of his blatantly idiotic "review."
This isn't even going into his ridiculous shtick about Johann Krauss' character being "negligible." He pines for the vanilla-esque agent Meyers, who he writes was "dismissively 'transferred'" and completely discounts the fact that, whereas his beloved agent Meyers wasn't even from the source material, a character that WAS is "negligible."
Yeah, Bruce, I'd say someone's guilty of a little misjudgement, but it certainly isn't a certain Mexican director.
Jul 11 - 07:12 PM
Actually, I enjoyed the uneasy tension between comedy and gravity in this movie.
Jul 11 - 08:05 PM
yeah, the comedy/gravity thing worked for me too.
Jul 12 - 03:50 AM
I completely agree.I found the movie to be FAR too silly.The first one took itself seriously enough that the comedy really worked. This one seemed like a a stupid comedy mixed with action.I was really disappointed with the movie.It is too bad because I loved the first one so much.
Jul 12 - 08:39 AM
I also should mention that I thought the movie in fact held very little gravity.I didn't take any of it seriously, because the material didn't demand it.
Jul 12 - 08:40 AM
Speak for yourself. Most people liked the balance between comedy and gravity. Then, there were the rare few like you who didn't. Don't speak for everybody.
Jul 12 - 02:02 PM
I have to agree with you but i think he IS speaking for himself...just...openly
Oct 13 - 03:19 PM
Speaking for myself, I completely agree with Mr. Demara's review.And, again speaking for myself and no one else, I believe that Mr. Del Toro should have stopped after the first Hellboy. Now I'll be reminded of this bland special effects-fest every time I watch it.
Jul 12 - 08:28 PM
Everything about this sequel raised the bar from it's predecessor. I too enjoyed the balance between gravity and comedy. Special effects-fest? It's fantasy for crying out loud... Would one rather see 12 Angry Monsters locked up in some bland room arguing philosophy?
Jul 12 - 09:19 PM
Are you retarded? This movie had SO much heart. Seriously did you even watch the movie or did you just see it?
Jul 13 - 08:42 AM
I too could have done with a little less comedy: that Barry Manilow thing went on forever. But Demara thought that was solid comedy? It was obvious and trite and way too long. Then he didn't like Krauss? Krauss had me laughing whenever he opened his -- err, mouth? or whatever that was. To hear Demara pine for Agent Meyer is mind-boggling. In Hellboy I, the writers seemed afraid we wouldn't be able to relate to the hero because he was red and had horns. So they tossed in Agent Meyer: young, cute, human. (C.f. Agent Sawyer in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.) Meyer stuck out like a sore thumb in Hellboy, and really spoiled the film for me.But I guess there's no accounting for taste.
Jul 13 - 08:48 AM
This review pretty much sums up my view of the movie, and the nasty aftertaste I had coming out of it. I couldn't take the movie seriously, nor did I care whatsoever about anyone in it, because it was just a silly mess of disjointed scenery.the acting and writing itself became a joke by the end. All in all a terrible movie that surprisingly made a good critical splash. I don't get it.
Jul 13 - 03:36 PM
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A lot of people are commending Del Toro for his visual flair etc, but surely its the creature effects artists designing and building the creatures? No offence to Del Toro, im just saying in most of the reviews, people are giving maybe giving the wrong credit to the wrong person. Looks like a great film, but with what i have read on here, the story/characters maybe lacking over the visuals, that worries me, especially since The Hobbit is in Del Toro's hands. I may be wrong.
Jul 13 - 06:21 PM
Jul 13 - 06:24 PM
it was funny at times, but the jokes in general were pretty dull to me, and the gravity wasnt interesting enough to not want to be in the open air not watching the movie (but i try never to leave a theater), I cant understand why people love this movie, I can understand why they don't hate it, but not why they love it, do they just want to love it so much that they do, is it its underdog image that allows them to?
Jul 15 - 08:26 PM
I liked the balance of comedy and gravity. The people that're complaining that the movie isn't serious enough for them, is the very reason I adore the film. It's funny, it has awesome action sequences, there's a bad-*** elven dude that wields a mechanical spear, there's a big red dude spoutin' horns with a big *** ****ing revolver, and a socially inept alien that gets wasted. What didn't you like? The movie did everything right in my opinion... it didn't have intellectual pretense, it wasn't taking itself to seriously, nor was it trying to be sell itself as a comedy, either, it was just hellboy. The movie mixed great drama, action, comedy and consequently, made it the only film that I walked out of with a gaping smile on my face. So I guess everyone's entitled to their opinion, even if it's a bad one.
Nov 17 - 08:27 PM