Hellboy Panned by Critics

I often wish that I weren't correct, particularly when the film adaptation of a comic favorite looks terrible - as in Neil Marshall's reboot of Hellboy. The original films, directed by Guillermo Del Toro and starring Ron Perlman and Selma Blair, were groundbreaking, loyal to the source material, visionary, and fun! The new version is - not that. It's currently vacillating between 10-11% on Rotten Tomatoes, where reviewers are just pounding poor David Harbour, who is used to much better treatment in the press do in large part to his excellent performance on the Netflix hit Stranger Things.

I'll watch the film myself to see if I concur with pretty much every reviewer on Earth, and to see if the negative opinions I already held about the new Hellboy turn out to be accurate. Sadly, the reviews are only confirming what I already felt based on the trailer, and the weird, uncreative proclivities of Neil Marshall - which I discuss again on this episode - seem to be correct. But, I will see for myself because I'm apparently a glutton for punishment.

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