Such a shame. I really like a bunch of Marshall's B grade horror/historical films: "Dog Soldiers", "Centurion", "The Descent" - and was hoping he'd stay away from the cutesy GDT-isms and get at that sweet Mignola creepiness. Seems this is just a Z grade mimic'ing of the Del Toro stuff.
― Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 13 April 2019 14:30 (six months ago) link
so I ended up seeing this after all. it’s overstuffed and undercooked but really not half as bad as golden army and much closer in spirit to the books, which remain unassailable.a less corny soundtrack and maybe pulling two or three cheesy fight scenes would have helped a lot.they tried to do way too much and presumably won’t get a second swing, but god bless ‘em for trying. McShane’s as wasted as he is in American Gods but Harbour’s a gem throughout.
― Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 14 April 2019 04:53 (six months ago) link
The previews made it seem a bit Guy Richie Does Hellboy, which seems v. unlike the comic
― Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 14 April 2019 11:31 (six months ago) link
just to be clear, this is not a good movie. and there are def bits of that, though if anything more Matthew Vaughn than Guy Ritchie. i mean, there are bits of everything. you could cut a trailer that made this thing look like Attack the Block. my take is just, huh, it's not as bad as I expected.
the fatal flaw is that the producers think bc HELLBOY is a comic book, Hellboy has to be a superhero. i'd hoped this one would steer away from the CGI action crap and toward the horror/pulp/melancholy/weird tale elements but aside from one or two shots, nope.
― Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:42 (six months ago) link
I remember at the very least The Golden Army (which I only saw that once, back when) looked gorgeous. From its trailers this one looks like a CGI public toilet.
― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:48 (six months ago) link
an overhaul of the soundtrack alone would make this 50% better
― gbx, Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:05 (six months ago) link
― Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 14 April 2019 22:28 (six months ago) link
Yeah wasn't great was it. & it seems to want to be the first of several. Seemed like a lot of lines were off rhythm or something. Wonder how many people stayed for the post credits scenes.
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:00 (six months ago) link