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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:55 PM
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The Passion of The Hellboy
Damn....I loved this movie. Heck I'd pay another $8 just to sit though it again because I thought this was a great movie.

My friend Sus (that's her DU Screen Name) and I spent the day hanging out together. Our intentions was to go see "Starksy & Hutch" because we wanted to go watch what we call "Brain Candy" movie (Fun movie that doesn't require too much thinking). But the movie wasn't playing anywhere.

We had just got back from spending the day at the Cat Sanctuary in Delaware and we're trying to figure out what movie to see. Our friend Amy called and wanted to join us and all 3 of us were baffled as to what movie to see. The theaters had either too many kid movies or too many dumb movies. Our only choice came down to Hellboy because everything else did sound sucky (although for a brief moment we considered the Christ movie but only if we got toasted first and we were going to laugh during the odd sections of the movie).

But I didn't expect much from Hellboy. Let's face it, after wasting money to see Spiderman, I swore off all movies based on comic books. Nothing personal - I'm just not into comic books so why would I see the movie???

But I ended up LOVING Hellboy! Movies either make me laugh, make me think, make me cry or keep me on the edge of my seat. This movie did all four of those things. I loved the passion that Hellboy had for both his dad and the girl he pined after. I loved the conflict between good and evil. And damn if Ron Perlman just ruled as this Red man with attitude (and a great sense of humor).

If you're like me and you're turned off by comicbook movies, please please please think twice about that and go see Hellboy. This movie is just two major thumbs up from this gal!!
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:20 AM
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1. I loved it too LynneSin
I went for the special effects and action and I liked Spidey. I didn't follow the Hellboy comic but I knew a little about the story line. Perlman made the movie. His dry delivery was great. The whole bit in the museum and the Lovecraft references were cool. His makeup and special effects were awesome. The story is a mix of a lot of familiar things but they come off well. Great bad guys - Nazis & robot zombie Nazis. Humor, love, family, redemption, and saving the whole planet wrapped in one little movie.

I recommend it highly too.

Sonia
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loafie Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:24 AM
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2. awesome
Magic rat and I saw it tonight. I expected to hate it but ended up really enjoying it and i don't usually go for comic book movies.
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Autobot77 Donating Member (343 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:43 AM
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3. Great Movie

I loved the movie also, of course I was already a big fan of the comic also.I have the first Hellboy miniseries from 94.Also I have the Art of Hellboy HC (Mike Mignola is a great artist)If you haven't read the comic, I STRONGLY encourage you to read it. You won't regret it.

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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:16 AM
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4. Thanks for the reviews fellow DUers! Based upon
what you have said I am going to see Hellboy this afternoon. I DO like movies based upon comic books but am a purist. Since I know NOTHING of Hellboy I don't have any preconceived notions of what is kosher.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:10 PM
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5. The director did everything feasible to keep the movie as pure as possible
He did not want to alienate the comic book. I've never read the comic strip, but many of the reviews and talks with the director discussed this
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:12 PM
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6. can you believe the studio wanted to cast someone else ...
Some more "fashionable" actor whose name might be a box-office draw? Apparently one reason the deal fell through was that said actor was reluctant to be in a movie where he would have to wear a lot of makeup. Ron Perlman being an accomplished character actor didn't have this hangup -- and he was the one the director wanted from the start, anyway.

I'm glad you liked the movie, LynneSin -- I was thinking of going myself later this week.
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