Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
United States, 2008
Directed By: Guillermo Del Toro
Written By: Guillermo Del Toro & Mike Mignola
Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane
Running Time: 110 minutes
Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language
4 out of 5 stars
I recently began avoiding trailers for films I know I’m going to see (this results in some comical behavior, such as plugging my ears and sticking my head between my legs in theaters) and I am incredibly thankful that I did so with Hellboy 2. None of the surprises were ruined by months of advertising overload, and every revelation was just that – a revelation, and not a tick on a mental checklist of scenes from the trailer. If ever there was a film to avoid the marketing for, this is it, although that is likely an impossibility for anyone reading this.
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Evan Derrick loves movies, loves talking about movies, and even makes them from time to time. In the rare moment when movies aren’t consuming his grey matter, he enjoys eating grilled cheese sandwiches, playing with his baby daughter, and pretending to be the senior editor for MovieZeal.com. Use the Tulsa Today search feature to read previous reviews by this author.