Saturday Stories: Hellboy

The Husband and I finally saw a new movie! Hellboy with David Harbour as Hellboy.Hellboy Poster

I have to be honest here: When I think about Hellboy, I see Ron Perlman’s version. I was… uncertain what I expected this movie to be. I j knew it wasn’t going to be the same because this wasn’t Ron Perlman’s Hellboy and I kept an open mind. Still, there was some prejudice there.

This movie a lot of people might call a reboot to the franchise. All the other movies do not exist. This Hellboy began fresh. There was a loose homage to the first Hellboy movie at the beginning as well as the discovery of Hellboy of course.

While watching this movie it was evident just how physical a role it was because the main character was tossed about like a rag doll by a giant, electrocuted, and batted like a Wiffle ball. Just like in the comics.

This incarnation of Hellboy is a little more – a lot more – bloody than the previous movies. Again, this is following through with the comics. It isn’t over-the-top either. It is just right, like Baby Bear’s porridge.

Now, what am I going to say about Milla Jovovich? I am a fan of hers down to my toes. So, I have to say I was a little disappointed with how little interaction there was between the wicked witch (Jovovich) and Hellboy (Harbour). Most of her scenes were CG and special effects. [sad face] Still, it seemed as though she was enjoying the part of the immortal witch.

However, the scene that completely creeped me out was when Baba Yaga paid a visit to Hellboy. Yeah, that witch needs some serious psychological help.

Hellboy (reboot) four stars – * * * *

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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