R-rated HELLBOY reboot

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Paladin, May 8, 2017.

  1. UltraAlanMagnus

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    Holy shit. Sold.
     
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    Looks kinda awful imo. My friend went to a test-screening and was pretty disappointed too. What a bummer. I'll wait to actual watch it and judge but right now I'm really not feeling it.
     
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    Yeah I don't know where I'm landing on this. I wouldn't really consider myself a Hellboy fan per se, but I enjoyed Del Toro's movies well enough. This is already very obviously missing his cinematography, color laden visuals and monster aesthetic style, and looks very drab by comparison which is unfortunate. On the other hand, I think David Harbour will be good in this, and I typically like Ian McShane in most things. But on the other other hand, Milla Jovavblehhh is just so terrible in everything and the rest of the cast is meh at best.

    All in all, though, it still looks like more of the same with the comedy schtick. Still no "it's more horror this time!" vibe at all... which then begs the now old question with this reboot: why? If it's not actually going to be much different tonally, then why not have just done a third with the originals? Eh, yeah screw it, it'll be a Netflix watch for me.
     
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    Well, now I know why they didn't bring Ron Perlman back. They can make this guy look and sound exactly like it's Ron Perlman in the makeup and pay him less than they would have Perlman.

    But seriously, that trailer is disappointing as hell. It doesn't look any closer to the source material than the del Toro movies. It almost looks farther from the tone and atmosphere of the source material. They might as well have let del Toro finish his trilogy. And oh, look, they ramped up the silliness. Deadpool claims another franchise victim. And how is it that here we are more than a decade after the first del Toro movie, but they manage to make the prosthetics LESS expressive so that less of the actor's performance shows through?

    I was looking forward to seeing what they would do with this reboot, how they would be more authentic, be able to go darker, but this looks completely pointless.

    Yeah, that seems clear. Okay, fuck this movie.
     
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  5. Paladin

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    Today is apparently the day of "butchering things I used to love with bad retakes."
     
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    I hate to say it, but this looks like a made-for-TV low-budget sequel to the first 2 movies. Shame, because I was really looking forward to it...
     
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    Not that different from del Toro's films, but a little lighter than it should have been, and much lighter than its source material.
     
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    Looks like was made by Netflix.
     
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    It looks terrible. They should've just let Del Toro make a 3rd one.
     
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    Should have made into a TV Show instead, looks so okole aka ASS lmao,
    Hellboy reboot reminds me of a poor version of Thor Ragnarok.
     
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    Dang, I actually agree with Rodimus74 -- it's a Christmas Miracle!
     
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    Yeah I’m hardy ever one to lose my optimism but I honestly didn’t see a single thing in that trailer that made me want to see the movie. And I LOVE Hellboy & David Harbour. The music came across as “Hey, you guys loved Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool, right?” Bleh.
     
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    I Agree to! :D 
     
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    He doesn't seem to have the charisma or delivery of Pearlman with the one liners.
     
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    Eh, there were a few shots that genuinely looked like it was storyboarded by Mignola (landscapes, part with the bridge), I’m wondering if this is lionsgate insisting on a “tone”, it certainly has the silliness of the comics but I need me some of that horror.

    That said I deffo respect what people are saying when they want a Del Toro and Perlman part 3, but I just never cared for those movies even though I super wanted to. I’ll remain optimistic on this until I see more but yeah, I’m cautious.

    Was weird seeing Little Mo from Eastenders in the cafe :lol 

    EDIT: just watched it again an the Baba Yaga’s walking house is in there, for that alone I’ll go see it
     
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    It looks like I’m in the minority because I didn’t mind the trailer. Personally, I prefer the slightly darker tone of the first Hellboy movie than the lighter fantasy of the second one, but it doesn’t bother me. I’m just glad Hollywood finally seems to be coming out of the dark/gritty/realistic phase. I’ll stand by what I said earlier because I think this could still be kinda fun in the same weird way that Venom was.
     
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    Hellboy is the new john wick.
     
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    Well that’s a trailer. Lots of talk about changing the tone. I didn’t notice it. It’s the same but lacks Del Toro’s playful charm. Huh, yup Netflix on a Monday night, maybe.
     
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    What's weird is that Perlman's face kind of naturally looked a bit like Hellboy to begin with, but here, when they had a chance to redesign the character makeup to look even more like the comic character, it looks instead like they went for recreating Perlman's face rather than Hellboy's with the prosthetics.

    And maybe they'll clean it up before the actual release, but the voice sounds kind of muffled.

    That makes sense, because the majority of this new director's career has been directing random tv episodes of random shows. He made one low budget horror movie I consider great -- The Descent -- but after that, mostly tv.
     
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