Sunday, October 06, 2019

31 Days of Halloween - Day 6 - Movie

Hellboy (2019) reboots the franchise entirely, ignoring the two previous Guillermo Del Toro movie and starting fresh. This time David Harbour is Hellboy, and this time he's out to stop the resurrected witch Nimue (Milla Jovavich), or will be be allying himself with her instead? In director Neil Marshall's movie, Hellboy is teamed up with medium, Alice Monaghan (Sasha Lane), soldier with a secret, Ben Daimio (Daniel Dae Kim) and his father (Ian McShane) and there are monsters galore including bat god, giants, Baba Yaga, the Gruagach, undead corpses, a werejaguar and a slew of uncategorizable monsters of the apocalypse.

This movie was highly frowned upon even before it was released, mostly by fans of the Del Toro movie, and those who thought the trailers for this movie were marketed pretty terribly (which they were). I'm not sure where all the hatred ended up coming from when this movie was released. I had a great time seeing it in the theater. Yes, it has it's flaws, but it's much closer to the spirit of the original comics than Del Toro's movies were by far, and it was a really refreshing new cinematic take on the character.

Chances are slim of there being another one any time soon, but I'd be there if a new Hellboy movie ever came to light.

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