Hellboy (2019) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Hellboy (2019) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Hellboy (2019) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

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Hellboy (2019) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Neil Marshall
Starring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane
Rated: R/Region O/2:40/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Lionsgate Films

Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action-packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.

I got a soft spot for the original two Hellboy movies. So I’m not going to sit here and try to downplay the fact that the reason I wasn’t really feeling this new movie might have a little to do with that. This is totally a different feel and vibe for Hellboy. It might be closer to the comics as it certainly is an R-rated outing with lots of blood…And lots of CGI. We are covering new stories and while this isn’t just a rehash of the old movies and does have some different Hellboy characters, something did feel a little off about it to me. I don’t really think you can blame David Harbour. He’s a good Hellboy but he isn’t Ron Perlman. I think when we eventually get into the new X-Men movies and we have a recast of Wolverine we’ll see the same problem as this. It isn’t that David Harbour isn’t a great actor (I love the dude on Stranger Things) it’s just he isn’t the previous actor who played that character and it is hard for people to forget that while watching. Even when he does do a fine job in the role. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’d blame any of the actors at all for what is wrong with this version of Hellboy.

The plot here sort of goes all over the place and seems to be doing so at a very fast pace. Perhaps even too fast of one as people come and go. Plot points are introduced rapidly and some characters don’t stick around near enough. I don’t know why they rushed some stuff that they did rush but this was a movie that actually needed to slowdown in spots for once. The plot kind of runs all over the place and it does hurt when you really are wanting to connect and get into the story. If they make another one of these I hope they not only learn from their mistakes but go the obvious route of having some more of the more popular characters and bad guys pop up to help carry it. I’m willing to give this version of Hellboy another chance, but this one was more of a foul tip than a full-on swing and a miss.

Extras

– DOLBY VISION PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
– ENGLISH DOLBY ATMOS TRACK
– Optional English, Spanish, French, English SDH subtitles for the main feature
– “Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn” (3-Part Documentary)
– Deleted Scenes
– Previsualizations

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%

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