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The story isn't as good as the other animated film, but the cast is great and the animation fits the comics.
Today's Viewing: "Hellboy: Sword Of Storms". Being The 1st Of The Hellboy Animated Series Based On The "Hellboy" Comic Book Series By Mike Mignola & The 2004 Film Of The Same Name, This Is An Animated Action Film I'd Personally Place In The 'Okay' Category. Not That I Don't Like It; There's Some Effort & Creativity Put Into It, Yet I Personally Haven't Read The Comics. There's A Few Hits & More Misses When It Comes To The Jokes, A Few Scenes Tend To Drag A Little Bit, & Sometimes A Few Shots Of Animation Seem Like Glitches...It's Like The Editing In Disney's "Inspector Gadget" (1999) When The Editing Is Clumsy At Times. And The Story Seems Rushed: It's Like 'Now This Happens!...Now This Happens!' The Acting Is Pretty Solid, As Far As I Know. The Animation Is Impressive & I'm Sure The Animators Are So Happy Looking Back On What They Accomplished. But This Film As Seems To Present Itself As A Straight-To-TV Movie, Considering It Was 1st Shown On Cartoon Network Back Then. And I Have To Admit That The Ending Was Pretty Corny Too. So Overall, Although It Could Have Been Way More Cooler & A Little More Consistent In Story, "Hellboy: Sword Of Storms" Is Decently Passable To Watch. Nothing Special, But Just.. Okay. It's An Animated Fantasy/Action Film For Teenagers & Adults That Does Deserve At Least A Viewing.
I wish they had made a full animated series out of this.
Solid animated movie thanks to a superb vocal cast and edgier than usual direction for the medium. The cast is superb, with Ron Perlman, Doug Jones and Selma Blair voicing their respective roles from the live-action movies with the same excellence. Behind the camera, writer/director Tad Stones does a solid job adapting the comic book into a cartoon, mostly ignoring the live-action movies (Hellboy is a public figure and doesn't have a romance with Liz, for example). He does deliver some of the series trademark humor (such the the BPRD joking how many times Hellboy disappears on missions) along with being darker than most animated movies (there are more than a few deaths here). The one downside is that the cartoony animation doesn't quite fit the subject matter, so when the darker material occurs, you can't quite take it seriously. Overall, a fun entry that shows how well Hellboy works in nearly every medium.
Terrible hell boy movie starring the original hell boy cast but this time it's animated and is directed by somebody else than the amazing Guillermo del Toro. This movie is super boring and the plot is just crazy bad. Hell boy was way better in the live-action film because you get to see his anger and yes I know that this is Sorta a kids movie but still you could have just put a little more thought in the plot instead of a asian samurai plot, it's getting out of hand and nobody wants to see that anymore. Just make another live-action movie with the same cast as the first hell boy movie and don't forget guermillo del Toro.
A passably entertaining story with decent animation. Nothing super-exciting here, but worth a watch if you liked the Hellboy movies.
Rich well paced plot, enjoyable animation style, good action scenes, and watching the gruff Hellboy working his way through a mythological world was very engaging, almost Odyesian except using a different set of cultural mythos.
Hellboy Sword of Storms is a fantastic complement to the Hellboy films from Del Toro. Mixing the original cast as voice actors with animation similar in style to the comic books. It is a great pairing bringing together the best of both worlds.
While I think the story behind Sword of Storms isn't as good as I would have hoped from a medium such as animation (where the sky's the limit) it does fit in with the mythos of the Hellboy world.
Very enjoyable for fans of the movies, the comics, and animation in general.
The first animated movie finds Hellboy searching for a mythical sword to return home. For Hellboy fans only but still oodles of fun. 3 out of 5 So Says the Soothsayer.
just like the live action films.