April 3rd, 2004


Hellboy rocks. [t]

I'm too tired to really get into it, but I saw Hellboy tonight (with ozzdo and lwoodbloo) and I gotta say, it really was a lot of fun - and much better than I expected.

Hellboy is a great comic with a quirky sense of humor and a very stylized visual presentation (both thanks to the uber-talented Mike Mignola - oh, and lest I forget, the also uber-talented John Byrne), and those can both be difficult to put on screen for a mainstream audience.  Amazingly, they managed to really convey Hellboy's personality and his look and to do all of that while still making a really fun movie.

Also, I never really noticed her much before, but Selma Blair is really gorgeous when she's done up right.  It's true, it's true - she's about as flat as can be, but she makes up for it in other ways.

Ron Perlman, not someone I normally ever think of, was really good as Hellboy.  The makeup job on him was amazing, first off, but he also really did a good job of portraying the character as well.  Plus I just found out he's a native New Yorker.

Honestly, it was one of the best comic book adaptations I've ever seen.  Go see it.
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