Hellboy (2019) Film Review.

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Okay, I’d appreciate a prophecy with more relatable stakes.

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I went and watched the new Hellboy film the other evening and after asking twitter if you wanted to see a review you answered with ‘Yes’ . . . so here we are. Locked, Cocked and ready to Rock. Buckle up guys and gals.


Let me start by saying I’ve never been a big Hellboy fan, I’ve never read the comics, I never saw the second film and wasn’t a great fan of the first one. But I like the idea of what Hellboy is and love a good comic book movie so I went to watch this – Plus David Harbour and Ian McShane are worthy reasons to check it out, both of them amazing and slightly underrated actors.

Obviously like usual – this is a Spoiler Free review so don’t worry. I’m never THAT guy.

(What I think to people who spoil films)

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This film is everything you expect it to be – well it was everything I expected going in to it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, it very self-aware, it knows it won’t win awards but it’ll make you laugh and you’ll have fun watching it.

The basic gist – Hellboy was summoned as part of a Nazi experiment, taken in by a British Agent and raised for good, some big bad comes back, threatens the world and Hellboy has to save the day. Standard kind of deal. But this one does something that the original films didn’t. Hellboy is struggling with purpose, trying to find his place, he has more of a rebellious teenager personality, riddled with curiosity and lack of direction. Where as the original films have him cemented as a bad-looking good guy who knew his purpose.

Related imageThis film offers, cheesy one liners, gory fight scenes, a talking pig and a cheeky cameo from Big Mo using a Machine Gun. If you go in not expecting anything you will be surprised and I bet you’ll enjoy it. David Harbour smashes it as Red – like the perfect fit for the role in my eyes. I was never a fan on Pearlman’s interpretation or acting ability overall. But Harbour stands out, he’s edgy and gruff which is everything you expect from the character. The same goes for the supporting cast; Ian Mcshane (though he plays the same role in everything) stands out for his natural charm and charisma as he plays Hellboy’s adopted daddy. Daniel Dae Kim as the untrusting sidekick with a dark secret and Sasha Lane as the young physic who has a soft spot for big Red.

The film comes together nicely with the casting, over the top action, kick ass soundtrack and just works. It’s a shame popular sites like Rotten Tomatoes have slated it so much – but if I were you, I wouldn’t listen to them. In my opinion RT make more bad calls than they do good (see Shazam’s Score compared to Captain Marvel) so tread lightly. As said up there – you can’t look into this film too much, don’t pick it apart and don’t go in with glorious expectations, literally go in after a long day and be ready to unwind and escape for 2 hours – just enjoy the fun of it.

Let me know if you do go and see it and what you think to this one.

Good luck out there – watch out for things that go bump in the night.
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12 thoughts on “Hellboy (2019) Film Review.

  1. Great review! You’ve persuaded me to go see it. I love a good, entertaining movie and wasn’t all that into the prior renditions. I’m excited to see Harbour, who I’ve grown to loooooove since Stranger Things came out. I’m glad he’s picking up lots of mainstream roles. Thanks for sharing this excellent post!

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  2. Awesome review!! I’ll definitely be giving this a watch in the future. I think it looks much better than the old Hellboy.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Alyssa
    THESACREDSPACEAP.COM

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  3. ๐ŸŒ™ ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ ๐‘€๐‘’๐“ ๐Ÿ”ฎ (@_moonlightmel_) says:

    Sounds like an amazing film ( but I would say that I am a Hellboy fan LOL) I still haven’t seen it but it sounds like a good watch!

    Mel ๐ŸŒ™ | Moonlight Mel

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