He’s a super-strong comic book character who battles evil. But Hellboy is no superhero, and this is no ordinary comic book movie. Created by Mike Mignola, Hellboy is a musclebound scarlet-skinned demon who hunts mythical monsters on behalf of a shadowy paramilitary organization, with the help of humans scarred by the paranormal. It’s like the X-Files, if Mulder and Scully were a demon biker and a special forces werewolf. If that sounds wacky, buckle up sister, because you ain’t seen nothing yet. Before you’ve barely settled in your seat for this new 2019 version of Hellboy, opening worldwide this week, a wisecracking demon has wrestled a luchador vampire bat, a sorceress has been beheaded by King Arthur and a pulp superhero has machine-gunned his way through a cadre of Nazis and Rasputin. There’s a secret society that dons stag heads to hunt giants, a Liverpool-accented pig monster who goes around pulling monks’ tongues out and more witches than you can shake a broomstick at. It’s absolutely deranged nonsense. And it’s great. Now playing: Watch this: Latest Hellboy trailer arrives with a vengeance 2:30 The over-the-top action and blood-spattered creature carnage is directed by Neil Marshall, best known for horror and action movies like The Descent and Doomsday — not to mention orchestrating two major Game of Thrones battles. Subtlety is not the man’s strong point, and he’s cranking this new version of Hellboy up to 11. Punching his weight under a ton of red makeup is Stranger Things star David Harbour. Obviously, comparisons will be… [Read full story]
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