Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) Director Guillermo del Toro is like the demon brainchild of Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson: He can summon the unhinged inventiveness of the former and…
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army | Seeing Red: Ron Perlman is Hellboy
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Seeing Red: Ron Perlman is Hellboy
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 11, 2008; DVD Release Date: Nov 11, 2008; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Selma Blair and Ron Perlman

Director Guillermo del Toro is like the demon brainchild of Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson: He can summon the unhinged inventiveness of the former and the stately grandeur of the latter. And he brings all of that to bear on this Hellboy II: The Golden Army, which finds Big Red dealing with an elf prince (Luke Goss) who wants to use an army of ancient robots to wage war on humanity. No one conveys otherworldly like del Toro, and he details the creation of the Hellboy universe in the two-disc edition's EXTRAS, which explore his rigorous design aesthetic and collaborative command. A–

Originally posted Nov 04, 2008 Published in issue #1020 Nov 14, 2008 Order article reprints