Film Forum and My Review of “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”

This is collection of reviews that I found interesting and helpful. The collection will be revised as I find more notable assessments online. Feel free to submit more reviews, or even your own, in the comments below. HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY With his newest fantasy, Guillermo Del Toro has earned a place at the table with Jim Henson, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and Hayao Miyazaki as one of the big screen's most imaginative inventors of new worlds. Hellboy II: The Golden Army is far … [Read more...]

Steven Greydanus on Hellboy and Other Movie Demons

Steven D. Greydanus prepares the audience for Hellboy 2: The Golden Army by reminding us that wicked monsters may point us toward the truth... and that sometimes it's easier for us to comprehend demons than angels. "Believe it or not, he's the good guy." So proclaims the tagline for Hellboy II: The Golden Army, opening in theaters this week. Well, he definitely needs explaining. With his horns —filed to stumps or not — as well as his red skin, goatee and tail, Hellboy overtly embodies … [Read more...]

Hellboy (2004)

This review of Hellboy was originally published at Christianity Today in April 2004. - Some superheroes focus on settling a score. Some learn lessons about responsibility, talent, and weakness. But for some, like Hellboy, being a superhero is just a job. For director Guillermo Del Toro, the job of bringing the comic book hero Hellboy to the screen was a labor of love—love for comics, and especially for the work of artist Mike Mignola, Hellboy's creator. Del Toro effectively recreates … [Read more...]


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