Having virtually grown up reading and watching standard DC and Marvel comic/cartoon fare, I was pleasantly surprised when I watched the first Hellboy movie, which was based on a Dark Horse comic book character of the same name. Here was a red, monkey tailed, lovable demon from hell, who battled hell hounds and massive, old monster gods, but funnily enough, was a complete softie at heart (he brakes for kittens!).
The first movie had many interesting characters like the sword-wielding, Nazi cyborg assassin and the evil Rasputin (lover of the Russian Czar’s Queen). So, it was with great anticipation that I watched the official trailer for the sequel to the film. Director Guillermo Del Toro’s fertile imagination is on overdrive here, with fantastic new creatures and monsters making their appearance in the movie. There is a slight sense of Déjà vu, which can be attributed to the fact that some of the creatures are suspiciously similar to the ones in Del Toro‘s Pan’s Labyrinth.
I am slightly disappointed that Abe Sapien (played and voiced by Doug Jones) has not been given enough screen time in the trailer. I just hope he has a big role in the movie.