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By JOEY POLINO Four years ago, a then little-known cult director named Guillermo del Toro brought a little-known cult comic book character to the big screen in "Hellboy." At that point, the cinematic era of comic book films was still in its early stages, and the obscure characters such as Hellboy were lost among the films starring Spider-man, the X-Men and the like.
Even before shooting had wrapped on "The Dark Knight" last year, the movie already seemed destined to become the defining film of the 2008 summer season.
By Scott Bowles Hellboy II became the summer's latest hit from a superhero realm that, unlike Eddie Murphy, shows no sign of weakening at the box office.
By Daniel Neman, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 12--The climactic showdown at the end of "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" takes place on a set of slowly turning giant gears. It looks cool and provides an extra element of danger for our combatants.
Journey to the Center of the Earth Rating: PG for intense adventure action and scary moments. What it's about: A geologist goes in search of his long-lost brother, based on clues the guy left behind. The quest takes him and his nephew to the center of the Earth.
By James Vance, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 11--In this summer's box office battle of the super guys, Hellboy is probably going to get his horns handed to him -- but that doesn't mean that the big guy won't go down swinging, and in the process delivering the most entertaining film of the entire bunch.
By A.O. Scott Hellboy 2: The Golden Army Directed by Guillermo del Toro Reviewed by by A.O. Scott * There are moments in "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army," Guillermo del Toro's profligate sequel to "Hellboy," capable of delighting even the most jaded, comic-book-weary summer-blockbuster conscript.
By Jeff Vice Deseret News HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY -- *** -- Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones; rated PG-13 (violence, gore, profanity, vulgarity, torture, nude art) "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" is one of the coolest-looking movies, if not the most visually impressive one, of the summer.
By Craig D. Lindsey, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 11--There is an unwritten rule that many movies seem to abide by: When in doubt, play some Manilow.
The title of Hellboy II: The Golden Army makes the movie sound like something intended primarily for people who saw the first Hellboy movie -- which was OK but not exactly memorable -- and can get excited about another one. It's a dry, mundane title.
- A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.