Hellboy filled a quiet Saturday night. I think I need to stop the comic-book movie streak. This film wasn’t terrible. Still, I’ve never read the comic, so I hadn’t bought into the backstory or the characters beforehand. With other movies where I have read the comic, the background brings me into the film, and then I can compare someone else’s vision of the characters with my own. This time, I had to swallow the whole kit and kaboodle at once. With comic books, that can be quite a leap at times. Hellboy serves up a mix of Indiana Jones-like fight-the-Nazi-occult action with a more serious version of the Men in Black keep-the-Earth-safe-from-paranormals mission. Typing that is a mouthful… the movie does a better job, but it’s still just popcorn, nothing more.
October 31st, 2005 · No Comments