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Hellboy 2 trailer

Posted: Fri, 4th Apr 2008, 9:31am

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Simon K Jones

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The full Hellboy 2 trailer has been released, revealing the sequel to be utterly bonkers and full of the quirky imagination and fantastical creatures director Guillermo del Toro perfected with Pan's Labyrinth. The first Hellboy was fun but flawed, so hopefully this sequel will give del Toro the budget and freedom to really let loose. What do you guys think?
Posted: Fri, 4th Apr 2008, 10:16am

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Hellboy is so much better after you've watched the complete Del Toro filmography. Cronos is one of my least favourite of his films but the commentary to it is great, as he admits the flaws whilst pointing out much of his thinking behind every scene. It really helps understand how he approaches every film on so many different levels more than the average filmmaker.

So I'm really looking forward to the next film, and from the trailer it visually looks amazing. The only thing is, I hope it isn't dragged down by too complicated a plot, as the trailer looks to have a lot of elements.
Posted: Fri, 4th Apr 2008, 2:56pm

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Yeah, del Toro is one of those filmmakers who is well worth listening to, irrespective of whether you actually like his films or not. His Blade 2 commentary is also very informative and amusingly honest (particularly his comments on some of the visual effects...). I put him in the same category as Rodriguez for that.

I really liked Hellboy. It was a curious little oddity, and I really enjoyed having a character-driven superhero movie that had actual, proper characters.

Plus, of course, Ron Perlman is always awesome.