On-Camera Instant Review of "Hellboy II: The Golden Army"

by Eric Melin on July 10, 2008

in Video Reviews

Eric and J.D. review “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” starring Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo Del Toro. This review features tons of extended clips from the film, showcasing some badass special effects and creatures, which is something Del Toro is known for. But does the storytelling match Del Toro’s visual inventiveness? Watch this on-camera video review and find out.

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1 nina July 14, 2008 at 12:05 pm

I wholeheartedly agree! loved the look of the characters, set design, costumes…all fantastic. God the story-or lack there of-killed me. I’m not familiar with the comic at all so I’m coming into this cold but I just don’t understand the point of this ‘secret’ team of super beings if all they do is shoot guns for the most part. I just hate seeing all that wonderful detailing fall flat due to cookie cutter dialogue and storyline. Sigh, wasn’t a fan of the first, gave this a chance and not too sure I’m happy I did. I’m siding with JD on this one.

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2 nina July 14, 2008 at 12:05 pm

I wholeheartedly agree! loved the look of the characters, set design, costumes…all fantastic. God the story-or lack there of-killed me. I’m not familiar with the comic at all so I’m coming into this cold but I just don’t understand the point of this ‘secret’ team of super beings if all they do is shoot guns for the most part. I just hate seeing all that wonderful detailing fall flat due to cookie cutter dialogue and storyline. Sigh, wasn’t a fan of the first, gave this a chance and not too sure I’m happy I did. I’m siding with JD on this one.

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3 RCM July 14, 2008 at 9:58 pm

I completely disagree with you guys here. This movie was beautiful. One of the most creative movie of the year, well, at least visually. The story, it was pretty generic, but the actors were right on cue and there were plenty of good character moments. Holding del Toro’s movies to Pan’s Labyrinth is setting a pretty high standard. I liked this way better than The Incredible Hulk and I think l liked this as much as Iron Man.

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4 RCM July 14, 2008 at 9:58 pm

I completely disagree with you guys here. This movie was beautiful. One of the most creative movie of the year, well, at least visually. The story, it was pretty generic, but the actors were right on cue and there were plenty of good character moments. Holding del Toro’s movies to Pan’s Labyrinth is setting a pretty high standard. I liked this way better than The Incredible Hulk and I think l liked this as much as Iron Man.

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5 SeuL October 12, 2008 at 11:35 am

I liked this way better than The Incredible Hulk)))

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6 SeuL October 12, 2008 at 11:35 am

I liked this way better than The Incredible Hulk)))

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7 Carrie February 18, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Adding to all my bookmarks. TY

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8 Carrie February 18, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Adding to all my bookmarks. TY

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