Director Del Toro creates a stunning backdrop for big red monster Hellboy (Pearlman) to return. In flashback, young Hellboy hears a story of a king who assembles but disbands a golden army of elves to destroy the human world. But the elves are on a comeback, as if Hellboy didn't already have his hands full working through commitment issues with pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Blair) and drowning his sorrows with his scaly fish-man pal. With battles and action almost constant, lush visuals, and uber-quirky Barry Manilow-loving characters, it's near perfect for genre fans.
Review by Brian Tallerico
With his Spanish-language features, The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo Del Toro proved that he has the skills to make dreams (or, more accurately, nightmares) come to life. He's not just fascinated by the things that go bump in the night, he wants to make puppets ...Read More