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Hellboy [2019] (2 discs)

Director:Neil Marshall
Writer:Andrew Cosby
Composer:Benjamin Wallfisch
Length:120 minutes
(2 hours 0 minute)
MPAA Rating:R
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:17%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Reaction: Interesting sequences and stuff, but they don't need the swearing and the disturbing imagery at the end becomes too much and unnecessary since Hellboy's not actually part of any of that. Harbour does a good job with his character, but they really don't give him anything much to do with it.

Personal Rating: 5/10

Neil Marshall => Director
Andrew Cosby => Writer
Benjamin Wallfisch => Composer
Mike Mignola => Original Comic Creator
Alistair Petrie => Lord Adam Glaren
Ashley Edner => Agent Taylor (uncredited)
Atanas Srebrev => Agent Madison
Brian Gleeson => Merlin
Carl Hampe => Sir Malcom Frost
Charles Shannon => Sgt. Whitman
Daniel Dae Kim => Major Ben Daimio
David Harbour => Hellboy
Dawn Sherrer => Agent Strode
Dimiter Banenkin => Leopold Kurtz
Emma Tate => Baba Yaga
Ian McShane => Professor Broom
Ilko Iliev => Professor Doctor Karl Ruprect Kroenen
Joel Harlow => Von Krupt
Kristina Klebe => Leni Rafenstahl
Mario de la Rosa => Camazotz / Esteban Ruiz
Mark Stanley => Arthur
Markos Rounthwaite => Grigori Rasputin
Milla Jovovich => The Blood Queen / Nimue
Nitin Ganatra => August Swain
Penelope Mitchell => Ganeida
Rick Warden => Dr. Edwin Carp
Sasha Lane => Alice Monaghan
Sophie Okonedo => Lady Hatton
Stephen Graham => Gruagach (voice)
Thomas Haden Church => Lobster Johnson
Troy James => Baba Yaga
Vanessa Eichholz => Ilsa Hepstein

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The movie's title was "Hellboy: The Blood Queen" initially, before reverting to simply "Hellboy".
  • Milla Jovovich, according to her Instagram, wanted to work on the movie due to being a fan of both [Stranger Things (2016)] and [Deadwood (2004)], which starred David Harbour and Ian McShane respectively.
  • After Ed Skrein, a white English actor, resigned from the film amid criticism that he was due to play an Asian character, some right-wing pundits and newsblogs criticized the film as hypocritical for replacing a red-headed Irish character in the source material with Sasha Lane, an African-American actress.
  • The film premiered on David Harbour (Hellboy)'s birthday.
  • [?] Renee Harbek was set to play a Leading role.
  • Harbour repeatedly walked off set, refusing Marshall's requests for more takes. Singer responded for Levin: "My client has no recollection of that ever happening. To the contrary, David Harbour gave everything he was asked of and more during filming."
  • Doug Jones, who played Abe Sapien in the Guillermo del Toro [Hellboy films], was offered a cameo but was unable to participate due to commitments to [Star Trek: Discovery (2017)].
  • David Harbour described his portrayal of Hellboy as a teenage version of Ron Perlman's Hellboy: "He's younger and tougher, and really struggling with the idea of whether or not he's a good person."
  • Milla Jovovich stated that despite the "brutal reviews", she's optimistic that the film will eventually become a cult classic in the years to come.
  • Mike Mignola had stated that Harbour had been researching the character, stating, "He's texting me Hellboy questions about his history, about what the character would think about this or about that".
  • On August 21, 2017, Ed Skrein was cast as Major Ben Daimio in the film. However, upon discovering that Daimio was portrayed in the comic books as a Japanese-American character, Skrein announced a week later that he was pulling out to allow an actor of Asian heritage to be cast instead. According to [The Hollywood Reporter], Skrein's decision marked the first time a white actor had left a high-profile role after such criticism.
  • In mid 2012, Ron Perlman once again endured the 4-hour makeup routine required to transform him into Hellboy - not for a sequel or other acting job but to fulfill the Make-A-Wish request of a six-year-old boy named Zachary who has leukemia. Creature effects house Spectral Motion, who had worked on the two previous [Hellboy films], applied Perlman's Hellboy makeup (and later, also made up Zachary as Hellboy as well), so that Zachary could spend the day hanging out with his favorite superhero. Guillermo del Toro was so touched by this event that it inspired him to start production on Hellboy 3. However, the project was announced to be cancelled and this reboot's development started soon after.
  • Mike Mignola takes a more direct involvement in the production of this film than he did on the Guillermo del Toro [Hellboy films]. According to him, the idea with this one was to downplay the superhero elements in the film and stay closer to the darker tone of the graphic novels, making a much more horror-oriented entry into the franchise.
  • Following the success that Deadpool (2016) had in getting the movie made through social media, Ron Perlman tweeted a proposal that if #HellboyIII started trending that a third Hellboy film might finally get funds to be made. Instead they made the reboot, completely unrelated.
  • In the original script, Abe Sapien played a much larger role in the film rather than having a cameo in the post-credits scene.