The makeup on Ron Perlman as Hellboy is quite good, although the coolest looking visual effect is the flame on Selma Blair.
The CGI effects, of which there are many, are also quite good, but they've yet to reach the point where you'd ever mistake them for real.
With the prevalence of CGI in today’s cinema it is nice to see actual make-up being used so creatively.
"This is gonna hurt." He says just before being swallowed by a large monster and blown up. He acts tough and rough yet has affection for cats. I knew this movie was in trouble by one of the first scenes.
It is 1944, and a bunch of Nazis have snuck into Scotland to open a dimension door.
The movie is beautiful to look at, filled with colorful images and bizarre creatures.
Somehow they make you care about a large, red, horned, demon and a mer-man named Abe Sapien (he was discovered the day Abraham Lincoln was shot).
This isn't the fault of the movie, just the state of CGI.
Where this movie works best is in the action sequences and the lighter moments.'[Selma Blair's] so frickin' quiet and keeps her curtains so frickin' drawn!I wish I had juicy stories not only to impart to you but to keep me going on those cold, lonely nights.' film in 2004 that the now-58-year-old actor finally got a taste of the Hollywood spotlight. I just think I’m really lucky that at the end of the day it was me.Murder and death happen all the time in this movie but the lighter moments, such as the talking corpse, destroy much of the tension. The best thing about this movie is the character of Hellboy.Hellboy is apparently invulnerable so all that you get from his fight scenes are humor. Is Liz in love with Hellboy or is she just playing hard to get? He is unafraid of monsters of any size, yet he is scared to confess his feelings to the woman he loves.Together they fight a secret battle against the forces of evil, or as Professor Broom puts it, "There are things that go bump in the night.