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Hellboy

April 21, 2004 - reviews

I appreciated the irony of the multiplex showing The Passion of the Christ and Hellboy in adjacent theaters. I’m not sure if it was the movie itself that was guilty of it, or if the original comic book was to blame, but the Hellboy concept is largely plagiarized from Men In Black. Replace ‘J’ and ‘K’ with ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ and you have virtually the same story — even the demons appear to come from outer space. Having said that, this *is* a fun movie. Ron Perlman was born to play this role (and I’m sure the sequel is already in the works), and turns in a memorable performance, borrowing his blue-collar shtick from the frazzled scientists in Ghostbusters. Go see this movie.

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