There’s great movies, good movies, and bad movies. Somewhere in been good and bad is junk food cinema, which you probably call a “guilty pleasure.” Junk food cinema is a movie you have playing in the background while you work and look up to watch during fun scenes. Neil Marhsall (The Descent, Doomsday, Dog Soldiers)’s Hellboy is junk food cinema best. It only needs to be watched for its delicious visuals, and not the stupid plot that involves, yes, Merlin, King Arthur and his sword, Excalibur.
Hellboy stars delightful David Harbour (Stranger Things) as the severed-horned titular antihero with a big red right hand who investigates and fights the paranormal, as well as his inner-demons. His dad (played by the always great Ian McShane) saved baby Hellboy long ago from the Nazis (who were trying to take over the world with a demon) and kept him around to fight the paranormal and learn to be a good... guy? Well, the paranormal has other plans as they need Hellboy to take over the world, or kill, I’m unsure which. Added to that, the paranormal who need him are also trying to kill him, and Hellboy needs King Arthur’s sword to decide if he wants to become what he was born to be -- evil -- or stay good for mankind… hello? Are you still with me?Read More