Hellboy (2004) Movie Review

Hellboy (2004)

2004 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy

User Score: 53/100


A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

Hellboy, born in the flames of hell 60 years ago during World War II, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) was brought to Earth by evil madman Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden) to perpetrate evil. Hellboy destined to be a harbinger of the apocalypse, Hellboy was rescued by Allied Forces led by Professor Broom (John Hurt), founder of the clandestine B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense), who raised Hellboy like a son and developed his extraordinary paranormal gifts. Despite his dark origins, Hellboy becomes an unlikely champion of good, battling the evil forces that threaten our world

At the B.P.R.D., Hellboy becomes part of an unlikely family that includes the telepathic "Mer-Man" Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), who is pyro-kinetic. Hellboy is hidden from the very society they are assigned to protect, they stand as a key line of defense against Rasputin - who seeks to reclaim Hellboy to the dark side and use his powers to bring about Armageddon. As Broom says of the B.P.R.D., "Make no mistake about it, there are things out there that go bump in the night. We’re the ones who bump back." 

Holy shit! Hellboy is so incredibly bad ass, it’s unbelievable. I can see why some people might not like Hellboy, but I usually don’t like those people anyway. Hellboy is so funny, and badass, and what else do you want in a guy? Del Toro is a great director, he did great with Blade 2 and now this. All I got to say is this movie is great. The only thing it doesn’t have is T&A, but it’s aimed for a young audience so what can you do.

About Hellboy (2004)

Title: Hellboy
Year: 2004
Starring: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, John Hurt, Angus MacInnes, Brian Steele, Corey Johnson, Karel Roden, James Babson, Andrea Miltner, Jeffrey Tambor, Ladislav Beran, Stephen Fisher, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Jim Howick, Mark Taylor, Daniel Aarsman, Bettina Ask, Alvaro Navarro, Emilio Navarro, Rory Copus, Tara Hugo, Richard Haas, Jo Eastwood, Charles Grisham, Biddy Hodson, Jan Holicek, Kevin Trainor, Brian Caspe, Garth Cooper
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.6/5 stars from 153 users. Votes: 153.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13

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