Posts Tagged ‘blade’


New Hellboy II: The Golden Army trailer

Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyThe first Hellboy movie was a bit of a perfect storm thing for me. Always been a big fan of Mike Mignola‘s Hellboy comics, Ron Perlman was the perfect (only?) choice to star and Guillermo del Toro has been a favourite director of mine with films like Cronos and Blade II. Throw in a bit of John Hurt and Jeffrey Tambor and you can’t go wrong. The film didn’t disappoint and I’ve been eagerly awaiting a sequel ever since.

The new trailer really, really isn’t making that wait go any faster, I can tell you. The gang is back (joined by ex-pop imp, Luke Goss – who was also great in Blade II with Ron & Guillermo), and from the trailer, the action and the special effects have certainly been taken up a notch. The film is set to open (over here in the UK) at the end of August and I can’t wait.

It’s certainly going to be a good year for comic book heroes in the movies. The other big film I’m itching to see is Iron Man. The trailers have looked excellent and generally, Robert Downey Jr. can do no wrong for me. I’m actually looking forward to those two films a touch more than the new Batman flick, The Dark Knight. I thoroughly enjoyed the first film of the reboot but I dunno, this one just isn’t sparking for me as much. I think it lost a little shine when they were pimping out the Bat-bike (sorry, I mean ‘Bat Pod‘). Yeah, yeah, people perked up and took notice when you unveiled the new Batmobile but don’t make the vehicle ‘the thing’. Motorbike + Cape, not good.

Anyhoo, if you haven’t discovered the link to the trailer amidst the ‘link-arrhea’ of this post, you can get to it here. Enjoy!