FOILING RED: Goss & Walton talk "Hellboy II"
CBR speaks to Luke Goss and Anna Walton about their roles as the Elven siblings Prince Nuada and Princess Nuala in “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” their extensive fight training, and what it’s like working with director Guillermo del Toro.
My second favorite movie of the year, next to Iron Man. I loved the campy aspect of the movie, the visuals, and the action. spoilers:
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Liz having twins was unexpected,
McFarlane was a little over the top as Krauss, but I got a kick out of him anyway. spoilers:
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I haven't read any BPRD only stuff, but reactions seem to point that comic Krauss really isn't like movie Krauss.
I can understand the complaint, though I don't really agree with it being such a bad thing, that the movie is heavier on Pan's Labyrinth style imagery over Mignola's work on the books, but...eh, I can live with it. Seems like Del Toro's success is what got the movie made to begin with.
I only have a minor complaint about the movie, that as far as combat goes, Prince Nuada is pretty much movie Kroenen version 2.0. Another fancy sword flippy wire-fu guy for Hellboy to fight. Now I'm a big fan of fancy sword flippy guys, but still, would have been nice to have an opponent with a significantly more different style this time around.
A walking gas bag that might've been voiced by Artie Johnson? No, that's not the Johann of the books! The more I think about this film, the more I hate it.
Civilly disobeying the law of gravity.
On the other hand, the Johann of the books has turned into such a jerk that I didn't really care that they changed him.
I'm not understanding why people are so mad about the characterization in the movie. Magnola has stated over and over again that the movies/animation/books are alternate realties of the Hellboy universe and little to nothing to do with the comics. I think this is a smart way to protect the integrity of the comic and keep the core Hellboy fans happy while giving the directors/writers the freedom they need so they won't get bogged down by the books continuity.
I think a lot of the campiness was more to please the hollywood suits and get more funding for next part three. I thought they pulled it off without it becoming to silly.
"On working through writers block"
So I was standing in my garden at three in the morning with a glass of whisky, smoking furiously and swearing at the sky, reduced to waiting for the thunder bolt to hit when...
Liked this movie a lot much better than Hancock.
Hi, my name is Peter Parker and I make satanic pacts with demons. .I shall not buy Amazing Spider-Man until the marriage returns. Be a part of the movement.
It's at 88% on rottentomatoes. That's surprisingly more than Batman Begins got, and I loved Batman Begins.
I thought the film was great and had a lot of heart.
I'm not a baby, I'm a tumour!
this movie was frickin' funny.
i've only read the first two hellboy trades and i like them alot, and I do like them more than the movie but I really like the movies too.
I wish Hellboy would be a little less selfish and of less words as he is in the books but the way his character is in the films is still cool.