In a sequel to the 2004 movie based on Mike Mignola’s Dark Horse comic character Ron Perlman returns as Hellboy, a humanoid creature born ‘in the flames of Hell and brought to Earth as an infant.’ Raised in secret, the adolescent HB becomes an agent for the secret Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development, a covert government agency which serves as the planet’s line of defense against otherworldly evil. S
elma Blair reprises the role of Liz Sherman, a pyrokinetic human who is HB’s colleague and love interest. With a blend of action, humour and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world’s toughest, kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to unfold in the vivid imagination of director Guillermo del Toro. After an ancient truce is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt as a ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures.
Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. With del Toro’s approach tending towards dark and dense imagery, this Hellboy has a harder edge than the former. The humour is still there, but this time with a more cynical style.