Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Hellboy

 

When I first saw commercials for Hellboy I jumped to the wrong conclusion (I had never heard of the comic and assumed it was all just demonic). But when friends told me how great it was & that it actually had a good message, I decided to give it a try.
First of all, Ron Perlman was amazing as Hellboy. He was suave, funny, and endearing.. all while looking like a demon.. quite a feat in itself! The supporting cast was great too.
The best part of this movie was the deeper message that was a part of the story. Most comic book movies have their own special message, but some just have themes… Batman: revenge, Spider-man: “With great power, comes great responsibility,” X-Men: prejudism/equality, Daredevil: justice, etc… but Hellboy’s seems to run deeper. Maybe it’s just because what we seem to hear nowadays is just “You are just a product of your environment” and that “You can blame parents for how you turn out.” (Give me a break.) Whereas, Hellboy preaches that you are the choices you make. And you can’t blame anyone else for the person you turn out to be. Hellboy faces the ultimate good versus evil. What he knows is right/good versus what he was born for/his so-called “destiny.”
I love going to see movies when I have little-to-no expectations & being pleasantly surprised.
Bring on Hellboy 2!

Blade: Trinity

 

I saw Bade: Trinity over Christmas weekend… because, you know, tis the season to kill vampires.. or something like that. No, it’s not a festive movie. But it was a great one!
In fact, I enjoyed it most of the 3 blade movies so far. The element of humor really added to the movie. Without the character Hannibal, played by Ryan Reynolds, I probably would’ve gotten a little bored.. or at least tired of just the fighting and chase scenes. Dominic Purcell played Dracula, aka “Drake,” who was resurrected to kill Blade. As creepy as he gets at times, he’s still too pretty to be scary. And for someone who is born “pure vampire”, evil.. he has an odd sense of some honor code that I don’t really understand. Parker Posey played the same character she does in every movie she’s in, except this time with fangs. And Jessica Biel, as Wstler’s daughter, was she in this movie? She talked even less then Blade did. She did a majority of the fighting scenes, but basically didn’t need to do any acting. Glad she buffed up at least.
Enough criticizing though. It was a great movie. I definitely recommend it. Small on plot (what action movie isn’t?), but high on action and humor.