Hellboy II: The Golden Army

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Universal Released 2008

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Director:
Guillermo del Toro
Released:
2008
Rating:
PG-13

This time around, Hellboy, Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien, and the rest of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD) face their biggest challenge ever, as a secret society of Elves have assembled an indestructible mechanical army and declared war on humanity. As if the end of the world wasn't enough, Hellboy is having problems with his girlfriend Liz, who has a secret she refuses to share. Hellboy must stop the Elves from destroying humanity, keep his existence a secret from the public he's protecting, and maintain his already stressed relationship. With the help of a charming new BPRD agent, Johann Krauss, the team sets out to save the world.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Del Toro is almost alone in his ability to re-create on screen the wide-eyed exhilaration and disturbing grotesqueness that is the legacy of reading comics on the page.

  • 90

    Variety

    Not to disparage the f/x guys, but what's onscreen in Hellboy II is all about the seismic eruptions in del Toro's head. Comparing his work to most fantasy cinema is like comparing ...

  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    The whole affair is pulpy, jokey, sometimes touching and frequently nonsensical: a big mess and, mostly, a lot of fun.

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    Jeffrey Tambor

    Tom Manning

    John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Professor Broom

    Seth MacFarlane

    Seth MacFarlane

    Johann (voice)

    Doug Jones

    Doug Jones

    Abe Sapien / Chamberlain / Angel of Death

    Anna Walton

    Anna Walton

    Princess Nuala

    Luke Goss

    Luke Goss

    Prince Nuada

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      • Production Budget - $85,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $75,986,503 (42nd)
        Worldwide Gross - $160,388,063 (42nd)

        Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $86,357,920
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $182,279,470

      • Production Companies:
        Dark Horse Entertainment
        Lawrence Gordon Productions
        Mid Atlantic Films
        Relativity Media

      • Filming locations:
        Budapest, Hungary
        Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
        Korda Studios, Etyek, Hungary
        London, England
        Sóskút, Pest, Budapest, Hungary
        Tárnok, Pest, Budapest, Hungary

      • Taglines:
        1. Good never looked so bad.
        2. Saving the world is a hell of a job.
        3. Believe it or not - he's the good guy.
        4. From the visionary director of Pan's Labyrinth.

      • Music:
        Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
        Written by J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
        Performed by Eddy Arnold
        Violin Sonata No. 9 'Kreutzer'
        Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
        Performed by Takako Nishizaki and Jenõ Jandó
        Autumn
        Written by Antonio Vivaldi
        Performed by Cho-Liang Lin, Anthony Newman, International Sejong Soloists
        All I Want To Do Is Rock
        Written by Fran Healy
        Performed by Travis
        News Intro #1
        Written and Performed by John Debney
        News Brief
        Written and Performed by Harry Garfield and Julian Bratolyubov
        Why
        Written by A. Sanchez, I. Marti, D. Catena, I. Martinez
        Performed by Poet in Process
        Nel Caleyu La Fonte
        Written by Fernando Montes Garcia, Maria Elola Molleda
        Performed by Brenga Astur
        Beautiful Freak
        Written by Mark Everett
        Performed by The Eels with Butch Norton
        Can't Smile Without You
        Written by Chris Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow
        Performed by Barry Manilow
        Noir
        Written by Ben Isaac
        Performed by Red Is For Fire feat. Terry Oubre
        Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622, 2nd movement
        by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      • Academy Awards Nomination:
        1. Makeup

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    Themes

    supernatural forces, pop culture references, interspecies love affair, relationship woes, battle for earth