Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Movies On Sunday Morning - Hellboy 2

Jen and I went to watch Hellboy 2: The Golden Army this morning. It's still kind of weird seeing Luke Goss--even in layers of make-up--after first encountering him as half of the 90's band Bros.

As for the movie, it was good fun, visually beautiful as one can expect with anything Guillermo del Toro touches. (OMG - I can't wait for his film version of HP Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness .. !!) Several of the designs in Golden Army was reminiscent of del Toro's designs for Pan's Labyrinth. And Johann Krauss' suit was a nice tip of the hat to Steampunk. Perhaps the script did fall a little short in places, not as tight as the first film, but del Toro has a knack for bringing out unexpected reactions in his audiences; at least, in me. I had a case of the watery eye when Red had to kill the plant elemental. That kicked home. Ouch.

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