Friday, 1 August 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Well, it didn't rain. In fact, the weather gods blessed the many hundreds of us gathered together in the courtyard of London's Somerset House last night with a dry and somewhat balmy evening for the People's Premiere of Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

The film, which was preceded by a typically hilarious filmed introduction from Guillermo Del Toro and an onstage appearance by John Hurt, is a loud, wildly imaginative, near relentless monsterfest that upped the ante from the previous movie in every conceivable way, although my favourite scene was the one quiet moment where Hellboy and Abe get drunk and listen to Barry Manilow. But if you love monsters, you'll love this.

Just imagine what he's going to do with The Hobbit.


J.D. said...

I couldn't agree more. I also enjoyed the banter between Hellboy and Johann. Very funny stuff.

I also liked the shift from Lovecraftian type stuff of the first film to a more fairy tale/mythology flavored story/vibe.

Mark Salisbury said...

There's definitely a strong Pan's Lab influence in there too. The Angel of Death at the end could have been from his previous movie.

Gerard said...

Cannot. Wait.