In case you didn’t know, somewhere out there in a person’s clutter of old stuff exists a here 2004 live adaptation of Hellboy and it’s 2008 sequel. The film was based on the graphic novel character from the Dark horse comic series by Mike Mignola. Both original Hellboy films were written and directed by Guillermo del tero. However, 2019 brought a new HB film.
That’s right, the prince of the underworld is back again but critics aren’t loving him this time. This 2019 reboot of Hellboy shows Stranger’s Thing’s David Harbour taking over the mantle of “Hellboy”. The reboot is being* helmed by ace director Neil Marshall(Doomsday) and written by Andrew Cosby. Hellboy has received so much fire from critics even before it scheduled premiere date. Critics say the show is boring and lacking in it’s story. In addition to all that, tone of the film is very inconsistent. Coupled with the unnecessary gore and pointless action scenes.
A reviewer from Polygon said that ; the fight scenes in Hellboy(2019) are poorly shot, leaning heavily on CGI characters slugging it out in dark environments. And then there’s the gore; blood that sprays, living human heads peeled like grapes, demons grabbing a man by both legs and pulling until he erupts in a fountain of viscera.
Another reviewer from “Slashfilm’s, Josh Spiegel pointed out that the first scene in Hellboy made it clear that the audiences needed to brace themselves because the movie would get bloodier and gruesome: “The opening shot of Hellboy, at least, serves as a necessary warning. It’s a visual version of someone ominously saying to you, ‘Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.’ In that first shot, a crow callously and roughly rips an eye out of a corpse, and then we’re off to the races.”
Hellboy(2019) is scheduled to premiere on the 12th April 2019. Although, box office projections for the reboot are lower than the two original films. According to Box Office Pro(boxofficepro.com) the movie has been estimated to gross $16.8 million domestically in the first three days, though the outlet notes it could possibly go as high as $20 million if things break right. Either of those figures would be the worst debut for a Hellboy movie; the 2004 original opened with $23.1 million, while its 2008 sequel earned $34.5 million opening weekend.