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The New Hellboy Movie (Review)

Before you begin reading You must know that there are spoiler alerts in this review.

The first thing I noticed right off is that the new Hellboy’s attitude and persona are completely different from the original. The original ( Ron Pearlman ) was a gruff, strong, manly, angry and depressed sort.

 I also should mention, for those LADY Hellboy fans...  The first time the shirt comes off, you notice right away. New Hellboy has much bigger pecks than old Hellboy. No offense Ron. The Body also looks more realistic to me, on the NEW Hellboy.
See image above

This new Hellboy is not only, from what I see, about 2 feet shorter than the original. He seems to be shorter than many of the characters in this movie. You will just have to see the movie to know what I am talking about. 

I enjoyed that, at least they kept some of the main stories similar to the original. Not much though.

There are quite a few small tidbits that are completely different and that is why I think it makes it a movie all of its own.

Before watching this movie I was extremely excited to find out who the man was that was playing the character of Hellboy.

If you are a fan of the Stranger Things series, as I am, then you will be quite pleased with the Hellboy persona David harbor, known as sheriff Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, brought to the movie.   

  It was easy to recognize that he brought in some of his “Sheriff Hopper” personality into his Hellboy character.  

You can tell right away that there is quite a bit of Odd humor, in my opinion, to this movie. Mix that in with a variety of serious and very bloody gory moments.

 I just haven’t figured out exactly what kind of humor, comedy it was. I just can’t put a label on it yet.

This movie was chock full of familiar faces like Ian McShane, who plays Hellboy’s “father” for three lack of a better name for him... Ian McShane played Ray in the Game of Thrones.

Milla Jovovich from, playing the bad guy, or bad lady sorceress known as Nimue.  Best known for her main character role in one of my favorite movies of all time, 5th Element. She also played in another great, creepy movie series, Resident Evil...

Tomas Haden church, also played in Spiderman 3 as the villain, sandman, who was pointed out in 3 to be the man that actually killed Peter Parker’s Uncle...

Daniel day Kim (Hellboy’s sidekick and changeling friend, the man-cat) you may know him from Insurgent, divergent, more recently, TV series The Good DR. He has been in a lot of awesome movies as a lead character over the years. 

Put all of these characters together and you have one hell of a weird movie.

 In comparison to the original, there is no comparison, it’s a box office hit in its own right. However, I still love the original more.

The main focus in this version of Hellboy is, that he is actually the lineage of King Arthur, a direct descendant if you will. To be honest, I’m trying to wrap my head around how that even could be. The writers certainly did have a grand imagination trying not to add too much similarity to the original...

 The way it was explained is that King Arthur’s daughter and later descendants are all females.  Daughter having daughter, having daughter, having daughter until Hellboy’s mother falls in love with & marries a demon that takes her directly to hell to give birth to Hellboy,  and so this is how our favorite red guy is born. The movie goes on to explain how he is the descendant of King Arthur and the true ruler of humankind.

 Hellboy the king of hell and King of England fighting side-by-side with a young psychic girl with special powers to help her fight evil, and an oriental man that can turn into a man cat, similar to the way set a werewolf bites a human and that human becomes a werewolf.

In the end all I can say is that I liked it one minute, the next minute, I didn’t like it, them back to looking it again and now I have to watch it again because I really think I missed a lot the first time around. Just because it was a tad hard keeping up with and making sense of the story.  


The story is nonsense, but isn’t that what it’s all about.  I was recently told that Movies do not have to make sense or be realistic to be entertaining.  Although, I personally enjoy movies that have a real story behind them.  Sci-Fi is just Nonsense (or in some peoples minds - Conspiracy theories)
I have grown to love Sci-fi very much

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