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Hellboy (2004)

Hellboy (2004)


Ron Perlman
Selma Blair
John Hurt

Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Hellboy is a cult classic which was released in 2004 and it was like a plague back then. We all saw it, we all loved it, and everyone caught up on a character that many didn’t know or cared to know.
It was a moderate box-office success, but that moderation led to another movie, two Direct-to-DVD animations and now a planned Hell Boy reboot is on the way.

This movie was for me was released at a time people were not so crazy about super hero movies, which was why it was moderately successful. I can imagine the same set of movies being released now, the box office performance and praise will be much better.
Written, crafted and directed by Guillermo del Toro and it starred Ron Perlman as Hell Boy and it was loosely based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola.

The movie starts with a brief intro for the eyes only of who the bad guys were and since when they have been working to bring down the world.
During the Nazi against the world timeframe (World War II), a group working with the undead Grigori Rasputin were trying to bring forth the end of days.
They were stopped by an Allied team sent to destroy the portal and guided by a young scientist named Trevor Bruttenholm. Trevor is well-versed in the occult and was determined to end the plans of the Nazi's.

The Allied team killed the Germans and the portal was destroyed, and in the process absorbing Rasputin while his allies escaped.

Trevour was keen on the team searching the surroundings as he says the portal was opened for far too long and the possibility of something getting out was high. It was not long before they discover an infant demon with a right hand of stone. He came through the portal and they named him "Hellboy" and Bruttenholm adopts him.

Sixty years later we see Trevour again (John Hurt) old, but Hellboy (Ron Perlman) still looking young. Hellboy was part of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD), whose task are to hunt down and stop paranormal creatures.

In the BPRD with him were Liz Sherman (his crush, who had left the BPRD to see if she could get her life back together) and Abe Sapien.

At the time we zoom into his life, he was on the trail of stopping a paranormal creature. Unknown to him the creature was released by Rasputin's allies who have decided to continue towards the end of days.

Now the faith of the world rest in the hands of Hellboy, who is also the key needed to bring forth the end.

You need to go see this movie if you have not and to see it before the new Hellboy movie is released.


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