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    Hellboy any good?

    so is it?
    i'm about to go see it... in about an hour. if someone can tell me if its worth it before i go i'd appreciate it.

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    Yes. Very.

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    Hmm hellboy out now... cant wait untill its out here in Denmark.

    Lemme know how good is it

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    It had fun watching it and therefore I feel vindicated in seeing it, but don't expect the end all, be all adaptation of the books. The story in the first half was really well done... but I felt it got weaker nearer the end.

    Visually the movie is great though. Loved mini Hellboy in the beginning...

    Anyway, I am not going to gripe about the story too much. I liked it as flicks go.

    -toasty =)

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    meh...it was entertaining, I guess. I agree with Toaster, it got very weak by the end; even the big fight at the end was nothing great special-effects wise (damn you, John Gaeta!) And I could not see any representation of Mike Mignola's style, except for perhaps Abe Sapien. Why didn't they do a 2D animated series instead of a live-action feature?....And for some reason, I found Ron Perlman in all his red latex glory and deep voice to be incredibly hot. Were those latex muscles, or were they real? *sigh*

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    i had a shitty time because some woman brought her hellkids and all they did was talk.
    also the projector guy messed up and a few times the top half of the screen was cut off.
    the movie was ok, not great.

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    i liked it
    it was better than i was expecting, so maybe thats why i like dit so much lol
    the characters all looked really cool, abe sapien being the best i think
    they did a pretty good job of not overusing CG, just using it for those shots that needed it.

    overall a very entertaining movie

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    Pretty enjoyable! Although if your going to see the movie expecting an +A performance drama, and great pacing, then perhaps look somewhere else. The action was solid, and strong characters.

    I thought Ron Perlman was great for the role, he captured exactly how I would envision Hellboy from the comics. The comedy was the strongest point in the movie for me, the one-liners were awesome.

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    I've never read the comic and only now am I being introduced to Mike Mingola and his art (which is outstanding) and I can't wait to see this movie. I have to admit that I was skeptical before knowing that it was based on a very specific comic plotline. At first I thought it was just 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' meets 'MIB.'

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    yea i have to admit it wasnt as good as i thought it was gonna be---but a valiant attempt all the same


    there were some holes in the plot and the pacing got weird in the middle and threw me off

    great visuals/cg/make up etc etc

    hopefully theyll do a sequel and improve on the weaknesses

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    i personally enjoyed it a lot...i had a huge grin the entire time...

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    I was expecting it to not be very good, just on par with most comic movies... so I was riding on the notion that it would be fun.

    but it was not that fun.

    I know nothing of hellboy... I like Magnola, but mosty 'cause of his concepts for atlantis.
    I mostly just saw it to see Wayne Barlowe's monster design.

    don't feel like I wasted my money, just not a timeless or legendary piece.


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    I'm with Sammy on this one; was feeling a lot of areas that could have been better.

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    Originally posted by Skank
    they did a pretty good job of not overusing CG, just using it for those shots that needed it.
    like when he crushed the redbull can?? unnecessary! all the product plugs throughout... i hate when movies do that shit.

    I thought the movie was decent, it seemed like they had too much to say with too little time to say it in.

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    Saw it on opening night and really enjoyed it. Of course it deviated from the original material, but how could it not? The average moviegoer is most likely going to be reeling from the subject matter anyway. I think they did a good job trying to bring Hellboy to the public. And Ron as Hellboy...well...they couldn't have cast that any better. He WAS Hellboy. And yes, the one liners were really funny.

    As for nothing of Mignola's vision being in the movies? I don't see how anyone could have missed that. I mean, besides the subtle nods here and there, there were outright and blatant shots taken straight from some of his comic panels. Not to mention exact dialogue from his books. (Huge example: The photo taken of the soldiers, "Broom", and young Hellboy. Straight from the comics down to the last detail.)

    Can't wait for the extended DVD!!!!

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    We wern't saying it was bad.
    I liked watching the movie...
    It just wasn't... great.

    -toasty =)

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    Originally posted by Smeagol71
    As for nothing of Mignola's vision being in the movies? I don't see how anyone could have missed that. I mean, besides the subtle nods here and there, there were outright and blatant shots taken straight from some of his comic panels. Not to mention exact dialogue from his books. (Huge example: The photo taken of the soldiers, "Broom", and young Hellboy. Straight from the comics down to the last detail.)
    Naw man, I understand they based the movie off of the 'Seed of Destruction' book...I saw certain shots that mirrored specific panels. I'm saying that I didn't see Mignola's STYLE--the jutty lines; the bold, contrasting colors...
    Hellboy any good?
    ...I just didn't see Mignola's style in the film. I think they would have honored his style better by creating a 2D animated series (and who knows? Maybe they will, given the success of the movie this past weekend).

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    Just saw hellboy

    The integrated cgi was smooth.

    I wonder why they put the cgi credits so far down. The best boy and lunch delivery service comes up first and yet the specifial effects are so vital to these films.

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