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Monday, August 26, 2019

Sheep Movie Review: Hellboy (2019)

Hellboy (2019)
Directed By: Neil Marshall
Written By: Andrew Cosby
Apr 12, 2019Cast: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language)
Runtime: 120 minutes
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Hellboy is back, and he's on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola's seminal work, this action packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, "Stranger Things") called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil series), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.

Well, I'm a little pissed at myself. And not for the reason you think. I should know better than to listen to the critics. Just because people don't like a movie doesn't mean I won't.

My husband and I watched Hellboy (2019) on-demand and we both enjoyed it. I did go in with no expectations. And you can't compare Ron Pearlman's Hellboy to David Harbour's. Pearlman made a sexy Hellboy...Harbour's...kind of ugly. Pearlman's Hellboy was a higher budget Hollywood version. Harbour's resembles the canon Hellboy from the comics.

The 2019 version's story also has more of a canon comic book feel to it. There is even an appearance by Lobster Johnson!!  So if you don't compare the two, the new Hellboy movie is pretty fun. It has a lower budget and a ton more over-the-top gore. But I really liked the characters, Alice (Sasha Lane) and Ben (Daniel Dae Kim). I've always had a girl-crush on Milla Jovovich.

So, to all the haters of the movie...

4 "Hell" Sheep



  1. I couldn't not compare them - Hellboy 1 & 2 had heart. 2019 Hellboy was just ugly. Canonical gore does work in print, but on film it's either too gross or bad greenscreen like the jerky Baba Yaga. On the other hand, this was a less romanticized version of Hellboy an maybe that's good. Thanks for checking it out.

    1. It was hard to separate them. It took a few scenes before I could. When Alice and Ben entered the scenes is when I really was able to separate them. That was a new dynamic and I really liked it. Baba Yaga I had mixed feelings about. I LOVED that they showed her as the house on legs *(the traditional version of her). I even liked the way she looked in the house, but the way they made her move was a bit silly. Like they were trying to hard to make her "scary."
      I really loved the first two movies and this one was so different, but I think this one was more inline with the creator's version (Mike Mignola). :)