The hype is deflated. It's anti-hype. This movie is going to be awful. Rotten Tomatoes decrees it so.
Well, that's not going to stop me from checking this film out, and that's just what I did on opening night (well, technically Thursday previews, but still). I apologise if some of this is ambiguous, I am trying to avoid spoilers here.
- David Harbour's interpretation of Hellboy is actually decent.
- Hellboy's interactions with his father are pretty good and hint at some deeper character.
- There's lots of gore.
- The soundtrack was consistent and fun.
- Harbour, Jovovich and McShane are all on point.
- Too many flashbacks.
- Too much effort in bringing Hellboy's origin full-circle.
- Did there need to be this much gore? Like it was just gross for the sake of being gross.
- Some jokes/dialog felt like they were added in post-production.
- It felt too serious - nobody is really having fun.
- The post-finale scene felt really out of place.
- Cliche anti-monster human is actually a monster (pretty sure this was in the trailer).
- Trailer GIVES TOO MUCH AWAY, although it's not a twisty film, there is some imagery that stands out and you're awaiting to see.
- Convoluted story.
- Plastic CGI.
- Lacks soul.
2 / 5 stars