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Old July 13 2008, 11:19 PM   #76
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Re: Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Grading & Discussion

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Too much attention on creature-creation and too little on story.

Felt like I was watching "Men in Black II" again and half the teenagers in the theater were so bored they were throwing stuff at the screen.

Should have been much, much better.
I'd have jumped up and given the bunch a loud talking to right there as I hauled their ass to management.
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Old July 13 2008, 11:42 PM   #77
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I'm probably a teenager, and I wasn't bored at all by Hellboy II. How could you be? The movie was a visual feast.
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Old July 13 2008, 11:49 PM   #78
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If I want a visual feast, I'll go to an art museum. Plus pure visual feasts are a dime a dozen at the movies these days. With absolutely no character development, who cares how pretty things are?

My rating: boring. I must have checked my watch 6 times.
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Old July 13 2008, 11:56 PM   #79
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I thought Hellboy II had character development. It wasn't extraordinary character development, but it was existent.
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Old July 14 2008, 12:05 AM   #80
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I'm probably a teenager, and I wasn't bored at all by Hellboy II. How could you be? The movie was a visual feast.
What do you mean probably?
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Old July 14 2008, 12:06 AM   #81
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I'm probably a teenager, and I wasn't bored at all by Hellboy II. How could you be? The movie was a visual feast.
What do you mean probably?
I act a lot younger than I am.
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Old July 14 2008, 12:08 AM   #82
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I'm probably a teenager, and I wasn't bored at all by Hellboy II. How could you be? The movie was a visual feast.
What do you mean probably?
I act a lot younger than I am.
OK. I had thought you were post school age, post college.
Heck don't we all act younger than we are at times. Maybe here of all places?
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Old July 14 2008, 12:42 AM   #83
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What do you mean probably?
I act a lot younger than I am.
OK. I had thought you were post school age, post college.
Heck don't we all act younger than we are at times. Maybe here of all places?
I get riled up about Batman of all things. That should tell you enough about my sense of maturity.
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Old July 14 2008, 12:46 AM   #84
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I thought Hellboy II had character development. It wasn't extraordinary character development, but it was existent.
No, it really didn't. There was almost a story there about Red growing up, but really it was just about Liz thinking he wasn't ready when there was nothing in the story that demonstrated he actually wasn't ready. Abe falling in love, likewise. There were plot points, but no actual development. No one changed. Besides all that there were three different Little Bads (the troll thingy with the arm, the elemental and the Golden Army soldiers) who all show up and do nothing but smash things and roar inarticulately. I've already seen the Incredible Hulk this summer...
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Old July 14 2008, 06:23 AM   #85
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I'm going to grade this one an excellent. I've never seen the first film (although I've been searching stores endlessly for the director's cut after seeing The Golden Army), but the world was so fantastic, bizarre, funny, and tragic... Del Toro has a style unlike anything else that's on the screen these days. I'm immensely looking forward to The Dark Knight, but Hellboy II might run away with the distinction of being my favorite comic book adaptation of the summer.
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Old July 14 2008, 07:42 AM   #86
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I'd say it was excellent. I enjoyed it and there wasn't really a part that made me groan. That alone is excellent. Nomak(the elf guy) was pretty cool being almost(maybe more) flippy than Darth Maul or a Ninja. I guessed the ending really early, but I've seen so many movies and tv shows that I don't fault it too much for that. I really liked the German ghost guy and I haven't heard the word Schwannstucker since Young Frankenstein.
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Old July 14 2008, 11:33 PM   #87
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Hellboy 2 edged out Hancock on its second week this past weekend at $34m dollars compared to its $85m + marketing budget. No foreign boxoffice, it seems.

A respectable enough opening, I suppose, I hope it continues to do well and the foreign box-office helps it out some. I'd sure like to see a Hellboy 3.
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Old July 15 2008, 07:42 AM   #88
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Gotta go with excellent on this one. The movie is just plain fun from start to finish, and is an absolute visual feast. The Troll Market sequence is fantastic. It's one of the most amazing and original looking settings in a movie in a long time. Everything about that film is just so much fun to watch. i enjoyed it even more than the first, which is saying something since I also enjoyed the first a whole lot.
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Old July 15 2008, 02:41 PM   #89
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I really liked the hell out of it. Tons of fun, had a smile on my face the whole time.

Favorite part: The Angel of Death. Such incredible art direction, costume direction, and all around direction there. That was an amazing scene.

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Old July 15 2008, 03:45 PM   #90
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Hellboy 2 edged out Hancock on its second week this past weekend at $34m dollars compared to its $85m + marketing budget. No foreign boxoffice, it seems.

A respectable enough opening, I suppose, I hope it continues to do well and the foreign box-office helps it out some. I'd sure like to see a Hellboy 3.
It made good money, reviews from critics and audiences alike are possitive, so there's a good chance for a part 3.
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