Give Evil Hell.
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Ron Perlman,
John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Karel Roden, Jeffrey Tambor
2004 Cosmique Movie Awards
A demon raised from infancy by a covert U.S. agency after being rescued from the Nazis who conjured him grows to become the head of a team fighting evil.
"Hellboy" is one of the latest comic books to attempt to capitalize on the success of "Spider-Man" and "The X-Men" by being reincarnated on the silver screen. Unfortunately, its transition is more akin to "Daredevil" than the more successful films in the genre. Aside from glaring flaws like a murky plot, internal inconsistencies, and a completely unclear motive for evil, the film is bogged down with an enormous flaw: the characters. Its heroes are banal, boring, and one dimensional, and frankly, I cared little who lived or died. The heroes' only salvation is that the villains are even more insipid with paper-thin characterizations.
My Rating: 4
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