Hell yeah!

13 07 2008

Hey fuckers, kill me if u don’t agree, but i really, really hate Hellboy.

I have to agree that Hellboy 2: The Golden Army just wouldn’t be what it is without the excellent performance from Ron Perlman because he is the perfect ugly for the character. Both Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Del Toro said he was the only man who could play Hellboy (yelah sebab dia kat luar pon dah hodoh), and they were right. Perlman brings such dedication and reality to the role, no doubt and there is really no one else I could imagine donning the red horns and tail. What ever.

The creatures in Hellboy are spectacular. Not that you’d expect anything less from Guillermo Del Toro. The man has an incredible imagination. Takde la macam filem Cinta U-Turn, macam sial. The horde of tooth fairies that the Prince unleashes on the crowd… Let’s just say that these are not the tooth fairies I remember from my childhood. They look like a cross between a spider and a fairy, with the face of a…forget it. No way to describe the little buggers. They’re called tooth fairies because when they eat you, they start with your teeth. I’m still having nightmares. One of the characters calls them cute. Hasn’t he ever seen a horror movie? Don’t go into the basement alone. Don’t split up. Don’t call a monster cute. Just some friendlyadvice.

From here, the creatures just get better and better. There’s Wink, (who was named after Selma Blair’s one-eyed dog), a giant monster that does the bidding of the elven Prince. And the incredibly creepy Angel of Death, who reminded me of the Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth, also beautifully played by Doug Jones. And then we have the Troll Market, where the group goes to look for clues. The place looks like a Guillermo Del Toro wet dream. Or a Jim Henson factory.

If I could change anything about Hellboy, it would be it’s length. Transitioning from the second to third act, the film loses steam a bit. It slows and gets wrapped in some sequences that detract from a pacing that was so effective beforehand. A fifteen minute cut could have benefited greatly. Unfortunately, for the same reason Del Toro’s enthusiasm and personal passion for the project makes him the perfect choice for director, his bias and love for the project may have prevented the film from being put together as tightly as it could have been. For those not familiar with the comic, and there’s a lot of us out there, the length is overkill!!

Ted Baker

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13 07 2008
Faisal Admar

When I watched HellBoy 2 last Friday I was pissed off with the choir training at office. Why? Because of this training, I was late to fetch my friend for Hancock! Make the matter worse, he has a frown on his face from the beginning till the end of HellBoy2. Can you imagine that? So, I was pissed off with the training and yes with my friend too. Why? WTF… I fetched you and yet you didn’t even try to be grateful, and yet blamed me for missing the Hancock show? Ah come on… even if we could make it on time let say 8pm… do you think the cinema won’t be full? HellBoy2 open for 2 cinemas and Hancock for a cinema and it wasn’t cinema No 1 which is the biggest cinema in QueensBay Mall!

Damn.

18 07 2008
fadz

u made me wanna go n watch Hellboy2 more than ever, haha, reverse pschology bro!

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