New In Theatre Review: Hellboy II The Golden Army starring Ron Perlman, Liz Sherman, and Doug Jones.

This weekend bought out still another comic book hero movie. This one was Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. It’s the second installment in the franchise, but the fifth comic book adapted movie of this summer. In this one Hellboy (Ron Perlman) finds that he must stop an evil Elf leader, who wants to break the truce between his people and humans and take over the world.

The Elf Prince Nuada (Luke Goss) plans on releasing a golden army of indestructible robots on the humans. His sister Princess Nuala (Anna Walton) doesn’t want to attack the humans, and she holds the last piece of a crown that will wake up the golden army. Hellboy has his own problems with the humans when he, and his companions Abe Sapien( Doug Jones), and his now girlfriend Selma Blair ( Liz Sherman) reveal themselves to the world. Hellboy’s paranormal research leader Dr. Tom Manning (Jeffrey Tambor) doesn’t like what Hellboy has done, so he enlists the help of a new character to the group, Johann Krauss (voice by Seth MacFarlane) to keep Hellboy in control.

This second movie was much better than the first one. It had action all the way through. The fight scenes were really good, and the special effects were superb. Ron Perlman did another great job as the good guy demon. He was definitely the perfect choice to play in these movies. The fight scenes that feature Prince Nuada were very well performed. Great sword and spear fighting mixed with acrobatics. Then there was the Golden Army. This idea was so awesome. An indestructible army of robots that have no remorse for anything, and can not be stopped. I couldn’t wait to see them in action. The movie moves along very well, and at no time was I bored. The new addition of Seth MacFarlane’s character added another comedic ingredient into the mix. The banter between him and Perlman is hilarious. So far this franchise is 2 for 2 in making a very enjoyable time at the theater with the Hellboy movies. I have to give it 3 out of 4 cats (Hellboy likes cats), because this second movie was actually better than the first. Let’s see if they can pull that off a third time. The movie ran 1hr and 50mins. It was rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language. It was written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. It was produced by Dark Horse Entertainment, Lawrence Gordon Productions. It was distributed by Universal Pictures Distribution.

Life can be hell, don’t let it make you a demon: Ezo
Next weeks movie: The Dark Knight