CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,
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"Hellboy the Golden Army" has much food for the soul

One film that might make next week’s top ten list is "Hellboy 2 the Golden Army," recently released on DVD for the holiday season. This sequel reunites the original cast and crew. Lacking the pretentious nature of "The Sprit," "Hellboy 2 the Golden Army" presents a pulpy narrative involving Hellboy (Ron Perlman) battling an invincible army of golden robots.

"Hellboy 2 the Golden Army" works because director Guillermo Del Toro confidently meshes outrageous situations with human motivations. One memorable sequence features Hellboy dueling a Godzilla-sized vegetable while holding an infant in his arms. Like a fireman after a rescue, Hellboy is not hailed a hero, but is second guessed by an ungrateful crowd. "Hellboy 2 the Golden Army" contains multiple thoughtful scenes that provides a spotlight on humanity, a quality that is lacking in "The Spirit."
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