View Full Version : Mike Mignola's "Hellboy"

April 4th, 2004, 11:23
Caught the 10:40 show last night.

Wow! What a great comic adaptation. Probably the best one ever (next to X-Men and Spiderman).

Folks who are not familiar with HB might be a little lost, but Guirremo del Toro does a great job of adapting, writing and directing this flick.

I've been a fan of Mike Mignola's work for quite a long time, and the Hellboy stories are always dark, foreboding, but contain some pretty dry humor and wit to help even things out.

Ron Perlman does an outstanding job of playing "Hellboy". The studios really wanted someone like The Rock or Vin Diesel, but GDT stuck to his guns on Ron.

The rest of the cast nails their characters, Abe Sapien, Dr Broom, Liz... it was great!

***1/2 out of ****.

Time to resurrect my "Movie Sig" and move the Summer Movie Forum to the first level... (well, okay... maybe at the end of the semester).

April 5th, 2004, 21:00
i saw it friday not knowing what to expect since i was never familiar with hellboy and i was quite suprised. it was one of the better comic book movies i have seen (i thought it was better than spiderman since i thought spiderman was weak) and the humor of hellboy was another suprising thing...the jokes were actually funny.

April 12th, 2004, 15:45
Well i finally saw it last night and i really loved it. I think it was a great comic adaption - i too loved spiderman, ive never seen x-men and i hate the hulk. I have never seen the comics for hellboy but i didnt have any problem with the story line (i used my brain). I may not have caught certain similarities to the comics or whatever - but as a movie by itself it is great and stands alone very well.