by Rene A. Moncivais 5/17/04
Let's go ahead and say that Hellboy isn't really a horror movie. But, it's a very well made and enjoyable film.
Hellboy is a demon from another demension who was created to destroy the world. Well that is until the Nazi's screwed up and sent him to the wrong area. Hellboy is raised by Professor Broom. Professor Broom is part of the B.P.R.D (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) an agency created by the government to investigate paranormal happenings. Hellboy is raised to help the agency out and he ages "in reverse dog years" as oneof his co-workers puts it. So Hellboy is like 60 but he is just out of his teens in mentality. Needless to say Rasputin, yes that Rasputin, was the person who is responsible for bringing Hellboy to this world. Rasputin's partners in crime are Kroenen and Ilsa. Kroenen is a bad ass and Ilsa is in love with Rasputin. These two ressurect Rasputin to bring about the end of the world. This is the basic story, but there is so much more to this film it would be hard to write all about it without giving away the ending or without my hands falling off.
Hellboy is based on a comic book of the same name created by Mike Mignola. This is the first comic book film that I have seen that is the so close to the source material. This is due to the fact that the director, Guillermo Del Toro, is in love with the comic book and worked closely with Mignola on the project. The acting direction and art direction are amazing for a comic book film. I thouroughly enjoyed this film. I even bought the damn toys. This film has just about everything in it. It has some Horror aspects also action, romance and suprisingly a lot of humor. I had no idea this film would be so funny. Ron Perlman is Hellboy, he is the only person that I think could have pulled this off.
There aren't that many flaws in this film only a couple. I wish there was a little more character development with the other characters, but alas this film is called Hellboy. I hope this film does well because I would really like to see a sequel to this film. I can't tell how much I love this film, it is just so fun and I had a really good time seeing this film. So I would highly recomend going to go see this film. I have already seen it twice and I want to see it again.