Hellboy 2019

First, let me say that I am basing the 2.5 Stars score solely on the merits of this film. I am not comparing it to the other Hellboy films.

The good – faithful to the comics. A lot of the comics.

The Bad – too many storylines from the comics were used. I tihnk it would have been better to just stick with one and told that story.

The storytelling felt all over the place. Hellboy did not feel like Hellboy. He was not the Everyman coming in – he was a whiny and complaining. He jsut reacted to events and rarely felt like he was doing anything himself.

If they do go ahead with a sequel, I hope the filmmakers can work together instead of against each other (Studio interference stories do not do anything for this film).

Starring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha Lane, Penelope Mitchell, Brian Gleeson, Sophie Okonedo, Allstair Petrie, Thomas Hadden Church

Hellboy comes to England, where he must defeat Nimue, Merlin’s consort and the Blood Queen. But their battle will bring about the end of the world, a fate he desperately tries to turn away.

The Magnificent Seven, 2016

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard

Rose Creek is a town with a problem. A Robber Baron, Bogue, is running a mine outside of town and is pressuring the townspeople to sell him their land for pennies on the dollar or just leave. Or die. Bogue and his men come into town and burn the church and kill many people. Among them, Matthew Cullen. Matthew’s widow, Emma, and Teddy Q leave town to find someone to help their town.

We are introduced to Chisolm, a warrant office, taking out a wanted man in a bar full of people. Nice introduction to the character and his abilities. This scene also introduces us to Faraday, the gambler.

Emma convinces Chisolm to help. He in turn convinces Faraday. The next bit is a getting the band together section. We add Goodnight Robicheaux (former Confederate soldier), Billy Rocks (master of blades), Vasquez (a sharpshooter with a warrant on his head), Jack Horne (the definition of a mountain man) & Red Harvest (Comanche Warrior).

The Seven have a week to get the townspeople in some type of shape before Bogue and an army come to deal with them all.

I must admit that I have not seen the original 1960 movie. But after watching this one will need to correct this oversight.

I normally do not watch many westerns. Especially modern ones. But this was an excellent movie. It looked and sounded amazing. You end up wanting to see the villain brought to justice. You want the Seven to make it out of this in one piece. You want Emma to get justice or at least revenge for her husband’s death.

Vía Letterboxd – AngryTownsman