Hellboy Well, I had a week off of collage so I decided to use this oppotunity to take my brother and I to see Hellboy. Now, outside of reading "The Conquerer Worm" I havent had much contact with the Hellboy universe, so if I muddle anything up in my review dont send me off to another dimension or something okay? :evil: Anyways, first off I'd like to say that I enjoyed Hellboy. The story, for the most part, remained tight and focused. The special effects were good and the characters were very likeable. There were something things I would've done otherwise but I'll delve into that later. I think the strongest aspect of Hellboy was not the action, or the story, but its main character. Here is a guy [or devil, whatever] who's super strong, yet not invincible. Intelligent, but fallible. Hellboy's powers are both a blessing and a curse to him. His "inhuman" appearance pretty much disqualifies him from getting any girl whatsoever, and the only one that does seem to like him is just as much in the thick of things that he is. Being brought up by humans, he also "acts" humans. Hellboy is also cocky, and sarcastic. This often leads him into situations where serious mistakes happen and his friends pay the price for it. It helps to bring Hellboy more down-to-earth like the rest of us, and with that, we can identify with him a lot easier. Its a different take from the seemingely-invincible DC comcis heroes, or the over-melodramatic Marvel Heroes. The special effects were really good for a $60 movie (I cant believe I'm saying that, hehehe). The costume for Hellboy is fantastic and his movement is very convincing. He is 6"5 tall and deep red, and his screen presence is really convincing with that. Same thing goes for the villians too, especially the ****-knife wielding thug. Another unique thing that I liked about Hellboy is that instead of going all-out CGI with the stunts, they actually use the main character, and do it with wires. Some of the parts where Hellboy gets slammed agaisnt the wall and "falls" to the ground look a little less convincing then others, but its still [IMO] a better job then most CGI movies, because this time you know that he's actually there, and not some overly done CGI prop. The storyline in Hellboy was also good, for the most part. From what I've heard, its a mish-mash between Seed of the Destruction and Wake of the Devil. I havent read either but what I can say is that the story flows smoothly and is entertaining. What I would've liked to see, though, is more focus on the villians. We dont get to see enough of Rasputin, and his origins. And it only explains a little of where that really-cool **** knife-wielding thug came from. That to me was the weakest point of the story. I didnt really identify, or "hate" the villians in anyways. Even when something between them and one of the main characters happens in the storyline [I cant tell or or it'd be a spoiler]. Oh well, not really a biggy since its compensated by Hellboy's character, but something worth mentioning. Oh yeah, and lastly there's one more gripe that I had with hellboy, and thats the editing. There are some parts of hellboy where some characters are introduced, and then after some action, they are completely forgotten and tossed out. No, I dont mean killed, just out of the story without any context as to why. But overall, Hellboy is a good movie. I would give it a B-. If you're a fan of the Hellboy comics, I'm sure you'll enjoy it too [if you havent seen it already]. Anyways, now that I'm done with my take on it, how all of about yours? EDIT: One last thing, please stop censuring ****. Its stated in our history books, which we all read in elementary and high school. Its unfortunate that some people use that term to insult somebody, or whatever. But its out of history.