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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hellboy II

"I'm not a baby, I'm a tumor..."
It says so much about the humor of this series...what's not to love? Ok, admittedly I really like the style of this film, mainly the uses of color and the muted nature of the color. I also appreciate the finer touches of this film, but I have to admit, one of the things I didn't like was that there wasn't a great deal of back story. It had the feeling of a hack and slash campaign. A great deal of fighting but little in the way of any explanation.
I thought it was a beautiful film without much depth, and I wouldn't expect anything less from Guillermo del Toro, he's brought us such beauties as "The Devil's Backbone" and "Pan's Labrynth" but, there was a feeling like there could have been so much more, some growth in the characters. Alas, not so.
And yes, I do feel del Toro could do Lovecraft well, hopefully by that time he'll be more comfortable showing his characters' inner selves a bit more. I'd hate to see lovecraft sans inner pathos.

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