Tuesday, July 1, 2008

~HELLBOY 2-The Golden ARMY~

Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a 2008 film directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film is a sequel to 2004's Hellboy, also directed by del Toro. Hellboy II: The Golden Army is written by Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola. Universal Pictures finances and distributes the film, which has a target release date for July 11, 2008. The Film is Rated PG-13 for sequences of Sci-fi action and violence and some language.


A young Hellboy is told a bedtime story by his adoptive father (John Hurt), involving an ancient war between humans and the mythical creatures. The tale culminates with the creation of a crown that would give its wearer control over an unstoppable clockwork army. The 4900 soldiers, called The Golden Army, decimated the humans so completely that a truce was made. Humans would have the cities, while the mythical creatures would have the forests. The crown was broken, with two parts going to the elves and one to the humans. The Golden Army was buried and quickly became legend.

In the present, the now-adult Hellboy (Ron Perlman) is having relationship issues with his girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair). The duo, along with their partner Abe Sapien (Doug Jones), are sent to an auction house where violence has erupted. Unbeknownst to them, The King of the Elves has been murdered by his son Nuada (Luke Goss), who has taken it upon himself to destroy mankind. After taking his father's piece of the crown, he unleashed thousands of tooth fairies in the auction house, which devoured everyone and allowed him access to the second piece of the crown.

Abe scans the auction house, but accidentally scans Liz and discovers she's pregnant. She denies it, but Abe assures her he is never incorrect. After a fierce, fiery battle with the fairies, Hellboy is blown out a window and exposed to the media, thus destroying the secrecy of the BPRD. Furious at his actions, the Washington branch sends down a new agent, Johann Krauss (Seth MacFarlane), who works completely by the book.

The group then travels to The Troll Market, an enormous city hidden under The Brooklyn Bridge, for clues. They eventually discover Princess Nuala (Anna Walton), who holds the last piece of the crown needed to control The Golden Army. They take her into captivity at BPRD headquarters, where Abe quickly falls in love with her.

When Prince Nuada discovers his sister's location, he attacks BPRD headquarters. She hides the final piece of the crown, but her brother still kidnaps her, forcing the agents to bring the final piece to him. Unable to find the last piece of the crown, they travel to Northern Ireland, where the Golden Army was buried millenia ago, to confront their foe.

Little do the other agents know, Abe has found the last piece of the crown that Nuala hid and gives it up to Prince Nuada in exchange for her life. He forms the crown and awakens the golden army, which immediately attacks the agents. After a fierce battle, they realize that the army cannot be destroyed, as all of their damage regenerates.

Hellboy challenges Nuada for the right to the crown, which the Prince is forced to accept, given that Hellboy is royalty in Hell. They duel, but Abe informs Hellboy that he cannot kill Nuada, for the Prince and Princess are shared-soul twins - and when one is injured, they both share the wounds. Hellboy defeats Nuada, but the latter tells him he must be killed, as he will never stop fighting. Hellboy refuses and the Prince tries to attack once more, when suddenly, blood pours from his chest. His sister has stabbed herself through the heart, killing them both.

Abe rushes to Nuala's body and tells her he loves her before she dies. As she does, he cries for the first time in his life. Liz incincerates the crown, shutting down The Golden Army forever.

As the BPRD agents leave the underground compound, Agent Manning reprimands them for their actions. To his surprise, Hellboy, Liz, and Abe all hand over their belts and announce their resignation from the bureau. He complains to Johann, who then insults Manning and walks off defiantly with his newfound friends.

As they walk away, Hellboy muses about his child. Liz corrects him by putting up two fingers - indicating twins