Friday, July 11, 2008

Review: Hellboy 2 The Golden Army

 Predictable, Lackluster & lacking that hard right hook which shocks you. Comparing Hellboy and the recent onslaught of super hero movies, I would give Hellboy a pass if you are a hardcore fan of comics. The character is there, the effect is there. The sudden onslaught of fighting scene is there too. But it all just seems, Lacking...

Let me put it this way, Hellboy is as it is. An ass which can fight and give a mean right hook when he wants to. But the rest of the crew is just... Lacking... The enstranged Girl friend does not look enstranged enough, the fish guy is so and so but when you add all of them together. The whole movie is more or less, predictable. By the middle of the movie, you could have guessed the ending, know how the movie flow is going to be and glancing at your watch, wondering how long this debacle is going to last.

My criticism for this movie is quite critical due to one very major fact. There is no story. The story has too many looses ends with lots and lots of question mark and random remarks which is supposed to keep you guessing if there is going to be another sequel or why is Hellboy here. Granted, I don't really feel like knowing. Not with how this movie lacks all the story.

Conclusion

Yes its a good 2 hour of punching and fighting and a egoistical red demon, yes its a good set of movie with cool sound effect. No its not a movie that has a good storyline  
-Because I Can-

1 comments:

Patrick Roberts said...

Hellboy 2 was fun; i appreciate that Hellboy doesn't take himself too seriously; and, for sure that director has an amazing imagination... reminded me a lot of his work in Pan's Labyrinth