In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince.
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This movie started off brilliantly just what i had hoped for, humour and action - fantastic. But after that point things became predictable, for an action movie there is too much romance involved. The rolls were carried out amazingly well. But i do hope if there is a third to drop the romance, more action, and please dont let it be as predictable.
HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY is a sequel which picks up the story of Hellboy, played by RON PERLMAN, where the 2004 original left off.
HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s working for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence under the supervision of his boss, Tom Manning Ã¢â‚¬â€œ played by HollywoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s answer to John Clark, JEFFREY TAMBOR. His co-workers include his fiery girlfriend Liz, (SELMA BLAIR), who, unknown to him, is pregnant, and the Piscean Abe Sapien, (DOUG JONES).
They are magical creatures who are helping humanity, unlike the evil Prince Nuada, (LUKE GOSS), who wants to assemble three parts of the magical crown which will enable him to summon up the invincible Golden Army.
In between the two Hellboy films, visionary director Guillermo del Toro made PANÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S LABYRINTH which was a big success with a wide audience.
Probably the people who loved the invention and soaring imagination of that film wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be attracted to HELLBOY 2, which is a shame because Del Toro is as inventive as ever Ã¢â‚¬â€œ this film, which is often very funny, couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have been made by anyone else.
Not only are the creatures amazingly conceived, but thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lovely sense of humour to it all as Del Toro references horror movies of the past and even the work of John Landis.
The climax is a battle on top of giant revolving cog-wheels, which is splendidly staged. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot to enjoy in HELLBOY 2, which, without Del ToroÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vision, might have been a grim experience.