Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) Reviews

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December 8, 2014
This, like the first Hellboy, is del Toro on holiday in Hollywood, having as much fun as he can without totally compromising his considerable powers of invention.
December 8, 2014
Hellboy II is fabulously imaginative, visually sumptuous and dramatically complex; what's more, it's very funny and engaging.
December 8, 2014
The plot is paper thin (something about an ancient battle between humans and mythical creatures and a goblin-built clockwork) but Guillermo del Toro's talent has always been to create worlds and bring creatures to life.
December 8, 2014
Hellboy II: The Golden Army has the technical brilliance of a Renaissance masterpiece and a brain the size of a pea.
December 8, 2014
Hellboy II is one of those films that you want to love.
November 22, 2013
The parade of creatures Del Toro and his team have come up with as this scenario unfolds, starting with a tour of the legendary Troll Market that one-ups the Mos Eisley cantina scene in Star Wars, will make you want to tip your hat in wonder.
March 20, 2018
... one of those cinematic rarities where the sequel perfectly and appropriately complements the first. [Full review in Spanish]
August 28, 2015
You've got enough ideas for an entire geek-friendly trilogy in this one crazy movie.
December 8, 2014
In a season of endless comic book superheroes, Hellboy II is a unique visual feast.
December 8, 2014
A sleek action picture by Guillermo del Toro, who's making a corner for himself in the horror-fantasy world in his native Mexico, in Hollywood and in Spain.
December 8, 2014
In the succession of brilliant directors who invent fantasy creatures, del Toro now seems poised to inherit the mantle of creature fetishism pioneered by David Cronenberg, Tim Burton and Peter Jackson.
December 8, 2014
The film's exuberance, and the sense that it's all one big gimmick-packed action toy, give Hellboy II: The Golden Army a refreshing cinematic purity.
December 8, 2014
[The film] will delight fans of the original comic-book adaptation, offering up as it does a much bigger spectacle with more wit and an eye-popping gallery of exotic creatures, while leaving non-enthusiasts like me admiring but uninvolved.
December 8, 2014
Other than Christopher Nolan, is there another director as hot as Guillermo del Toro?
December 8, 2014
Clearly, such material appeals primarily to teenage fanboys, but del Toro's dark humour broadens its scope.
December 8, 2014
Despite the sheer force of imagination that's on display from the first frame to the last, Hellboy II simply feels like an unnecessary vanity project.
December 8, 2014
I'm just not interested in this film very much. I wish I was. But it's good to look at.
December 8, 2014
It's not that Hellboy II is a particularly bad sequel, but that it tries to do way too much in the time allotted.
December 8, 2014
The new story sees some rebellious creatures coming out from their underworld to attack humans. Watching Hellboy physically sorting them out is terrific fun.
December 8, 2014
Hellboy II might not quite take Batman's crown as 2008's best comic-book movie, but it's right up there in the enjoyment stakes.
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