« Spider-Man 3 speculations | Main | Catching up on movies... »

Hellboy (the movie)

Not having read the Mike Mignola comic book I can't say whether the movie is true to its source. If it's not though it would have to be a noble effort.

If Buffy had been a seven foot, cigar smoking demon from hell I'd imagine BTVS would turn out something like Hellboy. The franchises share a similar sensibility - a sardonic mix of cheesy horror, humour, action and relationships. Visually the movie had a nice texture to it as well.

At the end of it though I felt the film lurched along somewhat lethargically. I never felt for the main characters as much as I was meant to. Still, I'd be interested in giving the comic a go now.

edit: Why did John Hurt look like Mister Miyagi?

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on December 8, 2004 4:04 PM.

The previous post in this blog was Spider-Man 3 speculations.

The next post in this blog is Catching up on movies....

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Powered by
Movable Type 3.33