How do you want your coffee? Well shaken?
The latest comic book adaptation is based on the lesser-known Hellboy series. It kicks off in 1944, with Nazi scientists trying to get some supernatural help for their cause. All they get is a baby demon, soon appropriated and raised by the Americans. The baby becomes Hellboy, the devil who thinks he is human. As usual there is a baddie trying to get supernatural help for Rasputin, the monk who gave the Romanov's such a hard time in Csarist Russia. So expect lots of special effects and humour, and not much in the way of a sensible plotline.|
119 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi
Where's it showing?
Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Karel Reden, Jeffrey Tambor
Guillermo del Toro
|Screenplay||Guillermo del Toro, Peter Briggs, from the comics by Mike Mignola|
|Music||Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders, and others|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Revolution Studios, Dark Horse Entertainment, Lawrence Gordon Productions|
|South African Media|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||10|
|Cape TimesSergio Ben||10|
|The StarPeter van der Merwe||14|
|Die BurgerPaul Boekkooi||10|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson||13|
|Box Office (USA)Wade Major||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||18|
|BBC (UK)Nev Pierce||10|
|Average .. 62%||12|
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