Sunday, July 13, 2008
My son and I took this in this morning, and we really loved and appreciated Hellboy II. The visionary director Guillermo Del Toro's film adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics and Mike Mignola superhero. Ron Perlman, Selman Blair, et.al., perform very well in this film. But, it's Doug Jones who steals the movie with his portrayal as the Angel of Death (see image). And while he played multiple roles in the film (including Abe Sapien as the other core player), this creature/characterization was a stunner. Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times Film critic, said it best, "... the film's Angel of Death...is everything a creature with that name ought to be." Del Toro's visual sense and imaginary creatures are without peer--not to mention Guillermo Navarro's remarkable cinematography. There's a reason executive producer Peter Jackson has lined this director up for the much anticipated film adaptation of The Hobbit. This is a summer movie must see.