Hellboy II: The Golden Army
(USA/Germany, 2008, 119 minutes)
Hellboy and the team from the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense must defeat Prince Nuada, the scion of a long lost people who threatens to extinguish mankind by releasing the indestructible Golden Army. Further adventures of the cult comic-book character first brought to the screen in 2004 by this very same team; this sequel is a lively, visually layered dynamic fantasy that doesn't take itself too seriously and offers a classy throwback to old B-movies.
Universal Pictures presents, in association with Relativity Media, a Lawrence Gordon/Lloyd Levin production in association with Dark Horse Entertainment; in association with Internationale Filmproduktion Eagle Filmproduktiongesellschaft. Starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, Seth MacFarlane; and John Hurt. Directed by Guillermo del Toro; produced by Lawrence Gordon, Mike Richardson, Lloyd Levin; screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, based on a story by Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola and on the Hellboy comic-books by Mike Mignola; music by Danny Elfman; director of photography (DeLuxe), Guillermo Navarro; production designer, Stephen Scott; costume designer, Sammy Sheldon; film editor, Bernat Vilaplana; visual effects supervisor, Michael J. Wassell; creature and prosthetics VFX supervisor, Mike Elizalde.