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New ‘Hellboy’ Trailer

The reboot of Hellboy looks like some good old devilish fun.

There are so many movies coming out in 2019, I honestly completely forgot that the new Hellboy was one of them. I don’t want to take anything away from it, but in a year with a Joker movie, Endgame and the new Spider-Man, it’s really hard to keep track of all the superhero flicks coming out. Now, after saying that, and having this trailer reminding me that we are in fact getting a Hellboy reboot, what can I say, I’m kind of excited.

It has some massive shoes to fill, the previous Hellboy movies were not box-office juggernauts, but they had Guillermo Del Toro’s flawless visuals and a charming lead in Ron Perlman. Two things that will he hard to follow up, but man David Harbour looks just as comfortable in this role as his counterpart did. One thing the previous instalments didn’t have was a rated R version. It seems so perfect having Hellboy rated R, and we even get a little taste of that in this trailer. They just seem to go hand-in-hand pretty seamlessly and I was digging this thing. Way better than the first trailer, and when the lead of your movie works to pretty much perfection, well it goes a long way for your film. It also always helps to have Ian McShane attached to your film, that man is so damn fun to watch.

This could also turn out to be just a complete mess and a CGI slug-fest, but I actually think we will have a very entertaining movie on our hands. The future lies in the box-office, I just think Hellboy is an awesome and fun character and I enjoy watching him beat things up. Pretty simple.

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First ‘Hellboy’ Trailer Drops

Ohhhhh boy…..

Imagine trying to follow Guillermo Del Toro. Those are some truly hard shoes to fill, arguably one of the most visually gifted director working today, no wonder a lot of people disliked this trailer. Look, to begin with, people just wanted Ron Perlman to return and make a Hellboy 3, but the studio was thinking differently and wanted to take this franchise in a whole new direction. A shift tonally and having a new star could shake things up enough to peak the interest of the fans. In steps David Harbour, the star of Stranger Things. I will say this, he wasn’t the worst part about this trailer.

I mentioned the shift in tone, but honestly I couldn’t tell what kind of tone they are going for here. It seems more bloody and violent then it’s predecessors, while at the same time being light hearted and fun. They even played Billy Idol throughout the trailer. So right off the bat, fans seem confused on what to expect from the new Hellboy. I think it has a great cast, Ian McShane is a fan favourite and is always churning out wicked performances and the same can be said for Milla Jovovich, who appears to be playing the villain of the movie.

I don’t like writing off movies completely after seeing a trailer, especially the first. But this just overall came across as a utter mess. Neil Marshall who is the new director has a lot to live up too. I just wanted maybe a little more, and even some of the visual effects and certainly the way Hellboy looks really through me for a loop. But, what do I know right?

https://youtu.be/WYz-EsjXrtQ