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04/04/2004 Archived Entry: "Film Review: Hellboy"
Hellboy was great! Totally worth the $9.50 +$2 parking I paid to see it.
I really did like it. I've only seen Ron Pearlman in "Name of the Rose" and "La Cite des Enfants Perdu" and his characters were kind of brain damaged and creepy. As Hellboy his character is creepy, but wisecracking, sharp as a tack creepy.
Good music, good action even though there were no car chases, and good casting except John Hurt sucked very much. But seems like old John has been on auto-pilot for about fifteen years now, so I'm not surprised.
I've only read a few of the Hellboy comics at Playboy.com and, astonishingly, they still have the Hellboy comics up on the Darkhorse pages. I only started reading Hellboy because I ran out of Bettie Page comics. I mean, Bettie Page he's not, but I still managed to enjoy reading them. However, I don't remember the fish guy, but I might not have been paying enough attention.
Oh, and there's a gateway to Hell in Scotland in this film and this might or might not come as a surprise to some of our longtime readers.
So go see it. I'm cheap and I'm here to tell you: it's worth the money.
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