Hellboy (2004) Movie Review

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Hellboy (2004)

2004 | PG-13 | Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
122 minutes / 2h 02min

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Hellboy Plot Synopsis:

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil.

Hellboy (2004) Review

Hellboy, born in the flames of hell 60 years ago during World War II, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) was brought to Earth by evil madman Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden) to perpetrate evil. Hellboy destined to be a harbinger of the apocalypse; Hellboy was rescued by Allied Forces led by Professor Broom (John Hurt), founder of the clandestine B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense), who raised Hellboy like a son and developed his extraordinary paranormal gifts. Despite his dark origins, Hellboy becomes an unlikely champion of good, battling the evil forces that threaten our world.At the B.P.R.D., Hellboy becomes part of an unlikely family that includes the telepathic "Mer-Man" Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), who is pyro-kinetic. Hellboy is hidden from the very society they are assigned to protect; they stand as a key line of defense against Rasputin - who seeks to reclaim Hellboy to the dark side and use his powers to bring about Armageddon. As Broom says of the B.P.R.D., "Make no mistake about it, there are things out there that go bump in the night. We’re the ones who bump back."


At the B.P.R.D., Hellboy becomes part of an unlikely family that includes the telepathic "Mer-Man" Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), who is pyrokinetic. Hellboy is hidden from the very society they are assigned to protect; they stand as a key line of defense against Rasputin - who seeks to reclaim Hellboy to the dark side and use his powers to bring about Armageddon. As Broom says of the B.P.R.D., "Make no mistake about it, there are things out there that go bump in the night. We’re the ones who bump back."

Holy sh*t! Hellboy is so incredibly bad ass, it’s unbelievable. I can see why some people might not like Hellboy, but I usually don’t like those people anyway. Hellboy is so funny, and badass, and what else do you want in a guy? Del Toro is a great director, he did great with Blade 2 and now this. All I got to say is this movie is great. The only thing it doesn’t have is T&A, but it’s aimed for a young audience so what can you do.

  • Hellboy Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.61
  • IMDB: 6.9
  • MetaCritic: 7.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.1

About Hellboy 2004

Title: Hellboy
Year: 2004
Runtime: 122 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
Reviewer:
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.81/5 stars from 276,537 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 276,537
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Hellboy Cast Starring: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Brian Steele, John Hurt, Corey Johnson, David Hyde Pierce, Bob Sherman, Jeffrey Tambor, Brian Caspe, Santiago Segura, Angus MacInnes, Pavel Cajzl, Guillermo del Toro, Karel Roden, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Michael Lindsay, Miroslav Lhotka, James Babson, Mark Taylor, Stephen Fisher, Andrea Miltner, Todd Kramer, Ladislav Beran, Charles Grisham, Biddy Hodson, Jan Holicek, Mike Mignola, Helene Wilson, Kevin Trainor
Hellboy Writers: Guillermo del Toro, Peter Briggs
Hellboy Director: Guillermo del Toro
Box Office: $59,035,104
Production: Sony Pictures
Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/hellboy/
Language: English, Russian
Country: USA