Hellboy (2004) – Review

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Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Written by Guillermo del Toro and Peter Briggs; based on the comic books by Mike Mignola

Cast: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Jon Hurt, Karel Roden, Brian Steele, Rupert Evans, Jeffrey Tambor, Selma Blair, and Ladislav Beran.

Length: 2 hours and 2 minutes

Genre: Action, fantasy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Description from IMDB:
“A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.” Continue reading “Hellboy (2004) – Review”

On the Subject of Adaptations: Part 2 – Too Close for Comfort

Like many of his films, Zack Snyder’s Watchmen (2009) has a polarizing effect. While I can appreciate the aesthetic choices and faithfulness to Alan Moore’s 1986 comic of the same name, I am in the camp that doesn’t care for the adaptation. While one can nitpick the acting and presentation, it is the trepidation to take much artistic license on Snyder’s behalf (except for the lackluster ending and strange mid-air sex scene, which we will get into in a moment) that causes my dislike of the adaptation.

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Moore’s comic on (left) vs. Snyder’s adaptation (right)

Continue reading “On the Subject of Adaptations: Part 2 – Too Close for Comfort”