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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ January 8, 2017
Guillermo del Toro did it again. His imagery and visual language are unique in fantasy cinema. He easily exceeds expectations for his second Hellboy film and creates one hell of a fun fantasy picture. A movie that has everything an action comic adventure needs: so many funny, pretty and ugly creatures that you could fill 5 films with them; likable heroes and cool villains; humor, even silliness, yet a certain depth and care for the characters you start to love and want to follow around for all of their adventures; great, spectacular action scenes and outstanding special effects. Sure, the plot doesn't always make sense, but all the neat ideas, one-liners and breathless pace more than make up for it. In short: Bloody fantastic.
½ December 24, 2016
The return of Perlman and his character created from the couple Del Toro-Mignola entertain the fans with jokes and important quotations, all seasoned with a good dose of action fantasy
December 16, 2016
Heard this was better than the first one. Boy, when does that happen?
December 14, 2016
Great sequel to another great hellboy movie starring the guy that plays hellboy that I don't know his name, I apologize now. I love the tone in how guiermo del Toro has a comic book movie and his mind together make a good comic book movie, he should make more of these type of comic book movies. Even though I like the first movie way way better, that's how everybody's minds think, the first movie of a franchise is the best movie in the franchise, well that's how pretty much everybody thinks. One big flaw in this movie is the dad of hellboy and ever since they killed him in the first movie the movie feels left out and doesn't have the feel like the first movie, now it's about Liz / fire girl and her being pregnant isn't the same feels as the dad. But one good thing is the visuals like from the new camera they use compared to the first movie and the computer design has improved or costume design for the water guy ape sapien. I love this franchise and I can't wait for a third movie, if their is not a third movie I will be disappointed but for now we have this two good hellboy movies.
December 6, 2016
Surprisingly good funny action. Selma, girl, cute, was a nice touch. The action is all good, good efffects and a story that held together. It's a bit strange and creepy at times but all in good fun. Many good ideas.
November 26, 2016
Not as funny or gritty as the original...(Edit, or re watching, it has grown on me, I added an extra star, and wish for another sequel)
½ November 17, 2016
Unlike the 1st movie, this one is a bit more comedic. There are some things that don't make sense, like Abe being out of water and not needing his breathing apparatus for majority of the movie (despite both movies showing that he needs it) maybe the alcohol made him breathe full time. XD Anyways despite that it's still a good sequel. It's bigger than the 1st. We get to dive more into the world of Hellboy. Honestly in this age of comic book movies I'm surprised that there isn't more Hellboy movies. Definitely worth a watch in my opinion.
November 8, 2016
Too much Kill Bill, not enough Hellboy. The romance was bad too, just bad.
November 4, 2016
The second hellboy film and a damn good one at that, hellboy 2 sees our favourite characters return to battle odd and unusual threats to earth. Ron perlman once again dons the red suit and delivers exceptionally as hellboy. Twice the gags, twice the action and dare i say better than the first? An entertaining film throughout. Fingers crossed they eventually make a third.
½ October 25, 2016
I haven't seen this in a long time, but would love to check it out again!
August 26, 2016
love this movie sooooooooooooo much
August 21, 2016
Hellboy 2 is great entertainment with humor and action!
Super Reviewer
½ July 29, 2016
One of the better sequels you will see, It's more witty better got action, Better story and better effects, A must watch film for all comic fans.
½ July 15, 2016
Hellboy II: The Golden Army is directed and written by Guillermo del Toro, and it stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, and Jeffrey Tambor in a superhero film about Hellboy doing his usuals, killing monsters, saving the world, that is until an unknown villain is trying to wake the golden army by getting the pieces of a crown to wake them, and Hellboy and his crew are gonna do what it takes to stop him. It has been a long time since I've seen this film, and I remembered that it was a better sequel. So after watching Hellboy and this, I can say that the sequel is better in surprisingly almost every way. The action scenes are more exciting to watch, and the characters have more depth in this. The acting is still great, Ron Perlman is intimidating as usual, Doug Jones is really good, and Selma Blair was actually pretty good as she gave emotions in this when in the first one she didn't necessarily acted like she had emotions. The special effects look great, and the practical effects are amazing to look at, as it felt like it was giving a touch of style from Guillermo del Toro after directing and writing Pan's Labyrinth. The plot is the typical superhero stuff, but it does have a lot of inventive stuff that helps me to take a bit of my mind off of it. The villain is a little better than the original, but I can understand that there are going to be some people that doesn't really care much about him. One of the best parts of the film in my opinion, is Seth MacFarlane as Johann Krauss. He does a great job of having the German accent, the design of the character, and when it goes to his comedy moments, they are hilarious, which I was surprised that Seth MacFarlane was even in this. I guess a comedic actor, that people don't think is funny, being in a film with a talented director and writer, is like when Adam Sandler was in a Paul Thomas Anderson film. Overall, Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a lot of fun to watch, and if they make another one, I'm all for it.
½ June 27, 2016
Hellboy II meets up again with Red (Ron Perlman), Blue - Abe (Doug Jones who also appears in a few other roles) and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair).  Her secret is spilled to the audience pretty early on thanks to Abe.  This film begins with a story by Father, Professor Broom (John Hurt in a cameo) to young Hellboy.  It is the story of the elves and The Golden Army and the crown to control the Army which was broken into three pieces.  The elves were given two pieces and the humans one.  Present Day.  Prince Nuada emerges from exile and retrieves the human's piece from an auction.  His next step is to take the other two pieces from his father and his twin sister, Princess Nuala.  He is almost successful in both counts until Nuala escapes and is saved by Abe who falls in love with her.  Before they can return to the B.P.R.D. Nuada releases a "jumping bean" which turns into a pretty awesome tree monster.  At this point Hellboy begins to struggle with existing within the real world that's afraid of him or existing within the realm of monsters where he would fit in.  In one touching scene Liz says "You want everyone to love you.  Why can't I be enough?"  Their journey to stop Prince Nuada takes them through a land of imagination, something del Toro is pretty good at but my most favorite thing was The Angel of Death. Fucking amazing eh?  Another of my favorites was no more victim Liz.  In this film she is self-assured and stronger.  She is a much more likable character this time around.  Also, wait till you see the Army. I very much recommend this flick.  
June 18, 2016
I loved it. Even better then the first one. Great fast moving plot with a perfect blend of cgi and practical effects. Also lots of humor and fun action scenes. Awesome.
½ June 12, 2016
str8 better than 1st
May 29, 2016
I must say the sequel is surprisingly good and better than I had expected. A very quirky romantic story it is.
April 27, 2016
Funny , good fights ...exelent Adventure-movie ....like that Hellboy ! SOMDVD
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