Friday, August 29, 2008

Hellboy II (2008)

Finally saw it. Worth a rent for the creature designs/effects and humor. Nothing special otherwise.

I enjoyed the heavier dose of humor this time around. The moments weren't as poignant as those in the first movie, but they did make me laugh and there were a lot more of them. The creature effects, like everyone has said, were delightful and very fun to watch. The Troll Market is a nice 2008 version of the Mos Eisley Cantina (or Jabba's Palace, if you prefer). Kudos to del Toro for keeping most of the creatures practical, effects-wise. I didn't really care for the handling of Johann (his voice or his personality - his final line was particularly bad). It was odd at first hearing Doug Jones' voice for Abe (instead of David Hyde-Pierce's), but as the movie continued I got used to it and thought he did a great job.

1 comment:

redison said...

Saw this at the dollar theater on monday was disappointing. It lacked momentum. It felt indulgent. But it was funny, and yes...the designs were great!