Hellboy is directed and written by Guillermo del Toro, and it stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, and Rupert Evans in a graphic novel adaptation of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola. The movie is about the origins of a demonic creature named Hellboy who takes care of the monsters to save the world. This is one of the earliest films that I've seen, and so with Hellboy II: The Golden Army in my DirecTV list, I figured I'll watch this movie, which is a solid effort, but not as high praise as I thought I was going to give. Ron Perlman absolutely killed it as Hellboy, and I love the make-up effects in this. The special effects looks impressive, but there were some effects that look cartoony. The characters are decent, and while there were some backstories for Hellboy, I wish there were a bit more of it. The villain was kind of there, but I appreciate that it doesn't act like your typical villain. Rupert Evans, while a good actor, his character is kind of bland, and I feel like there's something a bit off about Selma Blair's acting in this. The action is fine, but the humor is pretty good in this. The writing is pretty good, and the direction is also good. Hellboy is a really good movie that didn't necessarily go up there with Marvel films, but it's an enjoyable superhero film in its own right.