April 5, 2008

...Hellboy (2004)

Hellboy, based on the comic book of the same name, would be a good movie if it weren't for the rail-thin premise on which director Guillermo del Toro hangs the good acting and great special effects. At times the story bears on the ridiculous and the much-touted humor - espoused in a vacuum by Ron Perlman (as the titular freak) - is predictable and none too funny. I was more tuned in by the end when the story was more about good and evil (with a little love) but I could never get away from the inane Nazi theme.

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