Hellboy: Welcomed or Rebuffed?

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.
Runtime: movie only: 1 hour 49 minutes,with credits 2 hours and 1 minute, mid-credit and after-credit scene

Here we go again! This week we have Hellboy and what a doozy this was. Let’s begin with this film having a hard time being made in the first place. Stories of it initially being a sequel to the original installments fell through and led to this reboot. Either way, the movie was completed and off to the theaters people go. DO NOT EXPECT THIS TO BE ANYTHING LIKE THE FIRST TWO MOVIES. DEFINITELY R-RATED.

Let’s start with the good. Visually, at times, the monsters and demons displayed were absolutely amazing. Sickening but amazing. Truly creative and sick minds brought the words of the graphic novel to life. If anything saves this movie, that is it. These creatures are very cool and I would say pretty awesome to see on a big screen. This movie also plays better/closer to a horror/gore movie than the first installments. There are a couple good action sequences. I can see how people will enjoy that. HOWEVER…

It’s time for the bad and the ugly. Granted I never read the graphic novels, this movie’s plot was the definition of discombobulated. The team that produced this throw everything, except the holy bible, at this movie. The producers of this movie are presumptuous that all viewers have full knowledge of Hellboy, and that isn’t the case. The writing, was pretty awful and didn’t help make anything better. This movie has you learning five different storylines that weren’t really that important to give you minor details that don’t really affect the larger story, in this particular movie. They seem to be setting up a second next movie that in my estimation may never come. Hellboy (the character) doesn’t look that great (visually) and not as relatable or fun as the first installment. The other main characters are also weak, at best.

S2S Rating Scale

With, that said Hellboy graphic novel fans… this movie isn’t great but I can definitely understand you all wanting to see this and the creatures created… at best do a matinee. EVERYONE ELSE, wait for this to be on netflix and save your duckets. It would be cool to see the creatures on the big screen but not worth the money or time. Just check it out for free at home.