(photo source- ShockTillYouDrop.com)This past Saturday, I was lucky enough to checkout the Hellboy II: The Golden Army premiere (the LA Film Fest's closing gala), with FoundTrack friend Jose from the Indie 103.1 Morning Show. The film follows the exploits of comic book character Hellboy (a demon raised by humans that fights to protect us... nothing weird about that), and his band of supporting teammates. I don't like to give away too much when talking about movies, and plot synopses are easy enough to come by, but it's safe to say that the film is a fun ride from start to finish.
(photo source- ShockTillYouDrop.com)Fans of director Guillermo del Toro in particular should enjoy the movie- his visual flair is apparent, namely in the amazing creature design. The Angel of Death character in particular is reminiscent of characters from Del Toro's oscar nominated film "Pan's Labyrinth." Another key thing to mention is the humor in the movie is great albeit very quirky. Though I personally enjoyed the movie, I have to give it an overall rating of good as opposed to great- not sure how it will hold up with the non-comic book fans. That said, it should hold everyone off the target demographic until The Dark Knight comes out in 3 weeks. In the meantime, checkout this awesome poster and trailer to Hellboy II:
(limited edition poster by legendary Movie Poster artist, Drew Struzan)
Universal has just released an awesome final trailer to the movie for those of you that want a little sneak peak: