And the summer of good comic book movies continues.
This must have been a cross between director Guillermo Del Toro clearing his mental sketch pad from Pan’s Labyrinth and warming up for The Hobbit. The imagination in Hellboy II makes the first movie look like a straight to video affair. The collection of creatures throughout the whole movie – especially the scene in the Troll Market – was probably the greatest collection of random creatures since the Cantina in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.
Ron Perlman is more comfortable as Hellboy this time and Selma Blair as Liz Sherman didn’t bother me so much this time (I still think she can’t act). The evolution of their relationship with each other and the outside world really carries this movie. Seth McFarlane as the voice of Johann Kraus almost stole the movie though.