Hellboy II: The Golden Army
It’s like Pan’s Labyrinth in Mos Isley
When Guillermo Del Toro released Hellboy in 2004, he wasn’t a very well-known or accredited director. But now, riding in from the worldwide success of Pan’s Labyrinth and being known as “they guy who’s directing The Hobbit,” Del Toro can do whatever he wants, however he wants. And it surely shows in the contrast between Hellboy and the Hellboy II.
Hellboy tells the comic book story of a demon raised by the U.S. military as a weapon to combat the supernatural. Along with his team of freakish misfits, Hellboy must take down a rogue prince and stop him from awakening an unstoppable golden army whose sights are set on destroying mankind.
Hellboy II does everything right that Hellboy got wrong. Instead of being so stark and serious, The Golden Army is fun – and actually very funny. Because Del Toro can do things his way from now on, he gives it the original look and feel that his movies are now emulating.
Absolutely everything you see and go through in Hellboy II will make extremely excited from Del Toro’s addition to the Lord of the Rings saga.
If you liked Hellboy or even thought it had potential, then you’ll really enjoy part II. If you’re a fan of Pan’s Labyrinth, you’ll appreciate this even more. Believe it or not, Del Toro actually created a freakish monster even more terrifying than the eyes-in-the-palms-of-the-hands beast that ate fairies in Pan’s Labyrinth.