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Like those HELLBOY II pics? How about a ton more... moving at 24 a second?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. As Merrick pointed out a few hours back, the HELLBOY II trailer is on the horizon... well, now it's over the horizon and... um... headed into your eye-holes? Looks like they threw every thing in this damn trailer (although no Johann... guess they're saving him for the film). But the trailer is huge. Epic. Stupendous! Extravagant! More words! Look for yourself! YOU WOKE UP THE BABY!!!


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  • April 3, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    First and fucking awesome

    by ZapRowsdower

    I can't wait.

  • April 3, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    LORD

    by MetiphisLabs

    IT WON'T LOAD NOOOOOOOO

  • April 3, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    by Purgatori

    Giddy now.

  • April 3, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    wow

    by ThatGuy05

    I cant wait

  • April 3, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    FUCKING AWESOME, KICK ASS...

    by ABking

    This looks fucking BAD ASS!

  • April 3, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    coooool

    by Bouncy X

    its too bad they actually kept the "2" in the title but the movie looks quite fun and cool. so since his voice is used in this trailer too, does this mean john hurt makes some sorta appearance? like a dream or ghost or something?

  • April 3, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Won't be an underdog after that makes the rounds

    by Jor-El23

    Should be f'ing huge.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I didn't like Hellboy but this looks wicked.

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    Yes, I said "wicked" and yes, I am from the-early-to-mid-90's.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Tops on my list

    by Oberon

    With no disrespect to Indy 4. But I've been waiting for a sequel the moment the first movie's final credits rolled. You can see a lot of Pan's Labyrinth in the visual imagination of the creatures here.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Is Ron Perlman on juice?

    by nolan bautista

    ..fucker looks buff

  • April 3, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    pretty sweet

    by Charlie Murphy

    good stuff

  • April 3, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    NICE!!!

    by THE KNIGHT

    I wonder if there will be a third hellboy if Del Toro directs the hobbit? <p> The scale for the film looks much more grand than that of the first hellboy.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    LAME LAME LAME

    by Transmetropolitan

    I dont see how my fellow fanboys can be excited about this. First one was crap, this looks like more crap. Wicked lame, just because he is a good director doesn't make all his movies good. Dark Knight and Iron Man will totally own this, honestly I think Wanted looks more entertaining than this shit. So cheesy, such corny set work, this trailer could have swayed my mind but nope. Sorry Hellboy, I'm not your guy, friend.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    More creaturey!

    by buffywrestling

    What's Malfoy doing there??

  • April 3, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    This just jumped up my list behind

    by Fineus Fog

    TDK as the film I'm looking forward to seeing most. I'm pumped for Indy , but cant help but feel it wont be the same as it used to be. And Del Toro could take a shit and film it and it would be beautiful!!! Bring on The Hobbit

  • April 3, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Sweet

    by kyle051554

    Apart from a couple problems, I loved the first one, so I can't wait for this one.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Shit, not again...

    by Bass Bastardson

    I am so sick of the bad guy coercing the good guy with the whole "you're an outsider "To them, you're just a freak... Like ME!!!" crap. I already felt like TDN was lifting that bit wholesale from Spiderman 1 and now Hellboy is going down the same road? Anyhoo, Hellboy 2 looks ok but I thank god I won't have to deal with this crap in Iron Man.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Screw The Dark Knight!

    by DerLanghaarige

    This will rule 2008!

  • April 3, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    hell yes.

    by lilgorgor

    i love you guillermo.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    woops

    by Bass Bastardson

    That post suffered a little from the cut-y and paste-y. Hopefully it still makes sense.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Fantastic.

    by DocPazuzu

    Count me in.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Bethmoora???

    by CuervoJones

    So this is a sequel of Pan´s Labyrinth too???<br> GREAT! Indy, Batman, Hellboy...Iron who?

  • April 3, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Also, why do this trailer...

    by Bass Bastardson

    and the previous trailer, both feel the need to set-up the Hellboy universe through voice-over like no one knows what the movie is? It feels like a trailer for a "part 1", not a sequel to a modest hit that runs on cable every single day. If people don't know that there is "A Secret goverment org... blah, blah, blah" Then they obviously don't care already.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Bastardson, the whole outsider theme was in the comics...

    by rbatty024

    long before the Spider-Man movie. Maybe they should have avoided it because it had been done before in a comic book film, but at least they're not stealing from other movies, they're taking the theme straight from the source material.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Didn't like Hellboy at all

    by flickchick85

    I did love Pan's Labyrinth, but the script for this one seems just as cheesy as the 1st one. But the visuals! Someone gave Guillermo a bigger budget! I may have to see this for the pretty pictures alone. It still bugs me how plastic-faced some of the characters (especially Hellboy) look, though, but I'll get over it.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    That looks Amazing!

    by travis-dane

    Hell YEAH!

  • April 3, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Awww....Helll Naaahh... "It's Hell Boy"

    by qtipsq

    The first one was probably the most under rated super hero action movie of all time. I liked it better than the first X-Men, the third Spiderman, and all the loose garbage in the middle such as Daredevil, Elcktra, and X-Men 3. So yes this movie is going to rock, especially after Pan's success, one can see all the influences within this movie of what Guillmero has evolved into, and damn what a trailer.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    "You woke up the baby," indeed

    by nerosday

    This baby almost pissed himself that really looks good. I made the mistake of not seeing the first Hellboy in theaters, but I'm definitely shelling out the cost of admission for this one.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Only people with no arguments use...

    by CuervoJones

    ...the word "overrated"

  • April 3, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    TOO much going on.

    by zom-bot.com

    i mean, i like the visuals, but what i like best about the hellboy comics and art is the atmosphere, and pacing...the simple panles. they are arlready pre-directed in storyboard perfection. ..god knows it's too SLOW for hollywood. <P> the first one took some notes from the comics and condensed them, this one tries too hard to cram in everything from the comics and still keep adding on mythos.<P> just looks crowded as all fuck, and that's from a fan who cares.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    and seriously

    by zom-bot.com

    do we have to save the entire world in every film? the best hellboy is like the best x-files. small digestable episodes versus werewolves, goblins, etc. this one looks so big it's like they are just going to keep topping each other.<P> next one will be hellboy versus god himself to save the universe.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    del toro is a goth Jim Henson on acid and peyote

    by donwillymo

  • April 3, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Hellboy I was badass, but HellboyII

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    makes the first looks like a total wussy.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    gotham knight

    by landosystem

    I couldn't agree more. well put.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Looks fun

    by Larry of Arabia

    If it allows him to do his own scripts Del Toro can do one of these every 3 years as far as I'm concerned.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    why is there a sequel?

    by GibsonUSA

    was the first one really that popular? i watched it and sorta remember it, but totally forgot it existed.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    I'm Looking Forward To This

    by kevinwillis.net

    Hellboy II is going to rock. That's all there is to it.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Johann Kraus 1:59 in Video

    by JML9999

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Kraus

  • April 3, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    that one monster looked like Snuffleupagus on heroin

    by donwillymo

  • April 3, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST

    holy crap!

    by quadrupletree

    Nice job everyone involved in this! Looks amazing.

  • April 3, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    I got some goosebumps

    by Flint_Ironstag

    I wasn't sold before. I definitely am now. Angel of death looks so sick...

  • April 3, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Larry of Arabia

    by Bob X

    What do you mean? This IS his own script and (so he claims) every bit as personal as Devil's Backbone or Pan.

  • April 3, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    whoo hoo a Sex in the City Trailer!

    by Mr_X

    do you hope that carrie weds mr big?

  • April 3, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Gotham & Lando

    by Phloton

    Provide a list of directors you like so we can know how your statements stack up.

  • April 3, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    fuckin A

    by snapple_ladys_lazy_eye

    this shit just made my eye go normal

  • April 3, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look bad.

    by mrfan

    Enjoyed the first one. Thought the cast was great. Glad to see everyone back for this one. Can't wait.

  • April 3, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Hellboy 2: The Golden Shower

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    Looks badass. But if I ever met Del Tora I would ask him 1 question....Whats your fucking deal with tentacles?! Didnt we get enough of that in Hellyboy 1? And since I would be asking him that person. The next thing I would do is give him a propper HJ

  • April 3, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Another CGI orgy

    by Ya Boy

    For once can we get a sequel that doesn't think "more CGI" is the answer to "How will we top the first movie?" Too many CG creatures, most of whom look incredibly goofy. And even though it's not finished work, these effects don't look great. This was the wrong choice for Guillermo del Toro to followup Pan's Labyrinth with. A big step backwards.

  • April 3, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Has Tambor lost weight?

    by Movietool

    He did complain a bit about his double-chin on the Hellboy DVD commentary

  • April 3, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Del Toro's a better director than Peter Jackson

    by Movietool

    So I think The Hobbit is safe.

  • April 3, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Wicked.

    by Yeti

    Looks very cool - doesn't one of the monsters look smilar to fairy eater in Pan's Labryinth?

  • April 3, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    To those who say Del Toro can't direct...

    by loafroaster

    ...emmmm have you seen Pan's Labrinyth?

  • CuervoJones statement on the use of "overrated" is spot on, too.

  • April 3, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Peter Jackson directs circles around Del Toro

    by Pdorwick

    The Hobbit is going to suck

  • April 3, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST

    This movie looks like Magic The Gathering

    by xevoid

    or what a movie about that would look like. Perhaps a cross between Mirrodin and Ravnica and Scourge and a bunch of shit. Like someone took art from the cards and made em real. Lets hope a MTG movie would look as cool. I am a nerd. Muppet Poo.

  • April 3, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Looked good, but damn, that Mongol trailer that followed...

    by Shermdawg

    ...looked better.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Also, there is waaay too many flicks coming out this summer.

    by Shermdawg

    This has to be the most stacked of all time.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    don

    by Ommadawn1959

  • April 3, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Oooops.

    by Ommadawn1959

    Apparently, I just needed to announce "don" to the world. What a dink I am. Jeez.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Nice looks

    by Therealumlaut

    Looks better then the first one.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    gotham_night

    by slone13

    You just confirmed your ignorance with that Lucas statement. A "coherent fight scene stager" does not a director make.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Whats your fucking deal with tentacles?!

    by zom-bot.com

    that would be a question to ask mignola, as del toro would probably tell you to do.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    gibsonUSA, the first one's a moderate hit...

    by jig98

    with mixed reviews,it surpassed the budget when released 4 years ago. it didn't explode like spidey or pirates because of the continuing popularity of the passion of the christ and the scooby doo sequel. but it was a surprise smash on dvd. which spawned 2 animated t.v features, a popular toy line and then yes, the live action sequel coming in july. looks great.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST

    one gripe about hellboy 1

    by zom-bot.com

    the subway fight scene. <P> i can even dig on the box of kittens, but watch those scenes over again and you ask yourself- why did no one run away? and if they didn't run away, why didn't they look more scared or enthralled at the fight between hellboy and the monster?<P> they all hammed fear horribly, and switch positions from cut to cut. the whole time standing there like the crowd in that old PIT FIGHTER video game.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Whats your fucking deal with tentacles?! Why not....

    by HappyCultist

    More "Lovecraftian" movies to the screen!!!

  • April 3, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    meh

    by Rupee88

    looks like the first one

  • April 3, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    "blindly following"?

    by slone13

    <p>My eyes have been open while watching all of Del Toro's movies. It's really the best way to enjoy them.</p> <p>Also, you're clearly in the minority in your opinion of Pan's Labyrinth.</p>

  • April 3, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    awesome

    by oisin5199

    that is all.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    rbatty024

    by Bass Bastardson

    I know. It is a staple of a lot of comic books. And I'm not just talking about the outsider aspect, but the incessant paralleling of the hero and the villain, with the villain giving the whole "can you see that you and I are really the same? You should be on my side" speech. The thing is that we've already touched on this theme and heard these words at least once in a(fairly) recent and massively successful major comic book movie and now we will be getting it twice again this summer. I'm just bored. Why couldn't they have done something else?

  • April 3, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Pan's Labyrinth a 'snoozer'?

    by raw_bean

    Must be interesting in that alternate dimension where you come from, dude.

  • April 3, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    Duh, I sure am forgetful.

    by Bass Bastardson

    It's also THE major theme of those god awful X-Men movies. Also somewhat touch on in the blade films. Have I missed any others? Regardless, it is a dead horse. And it is taking quite a beating.

  • April 3, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Could my grammar and spelling be any worse?

    by Bass Bastardson

    I should really read through my posts at least once before I click the stupid button.

  • April 3, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by TCSailor

    That looks fantastic. I will be in the theater seats when it opens!

  • April 3, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Wow, that is a lot of...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...CGI monster madness. Seems almost like overload. No matter...Selma's hotness is enough to satisfy this movie fan.

  • April 3, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Pan's Labyrinth sucked...

    by Stollentroll

  • April 3, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    ...not

    by Stollentroll

  • April 3, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    And I can't wait to see this

    by Stollentroll

    Fuck the haters (I'm looking at you, gotham night)

  • April 3, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    The problem I had with the first

    by mr.underwater

    Was that while every set-piece had rising and falling action, the movie as a whole didn't.<br><br>The stakes at the end of the film were exactly the same as they were at the beginning, resulting in a film that felt repetitive and not terribly engaging.<br><br>So while it seems the second installment is "bigger" and has certainly upped the monster quotient, if the above arc problems aren't addressed, it will probably be another under whelming experience<br><br>The first movie seems to have taken a lot of cues from Ghostbusters (working class supernatural pest removal). I hope for the second they adopt more than the concept and tone from Ghostbusters, and adopt the overall arc as well. It starts with a single spook in a library, and ends with a giant monster smashing the city. That's raising the stakes. And is also why GB was ultimately a hellava lot more engaging.

  • April 3, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Del Toro ruined Blade II

    by AlwaysThere

    The son of a bitch.

  • April 3, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    "Don't call me 'babe'!! "

    by pokadoo

    "...'ABE'..I said 'ABE'!"

  • April 3, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    that was not 24 fps.

    by Bagheera

    more like 6 on my computer.

  • April 3, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Yahoo trailers

    by uVa

    for some reason do not fucking work for me. There's no visible buffering on the standard def trailer, so it just freezes up at random moments, and most of the time the HD trailers don't even open. PIECE OF SHIT, PIECE OF SHIT.

  • April 3, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST

    He didn't ruin Blade Trinity though

    by pokadoo

    They did a good job of ruining it all by themselves! Blade Trinity makes Blade 2 look like Blade 1!

  • April 3, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Hellboy 2

    by uVa

    looks fucking great though.

  • April 3, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Looks like fun...

    by Underoos Hero

    Also looks like Pans Lab, mixed with Men in Black, mixed with ...ah fuck it. I'll see it.

  • April 3, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Mixed with the Hobbit...

    by Underoos Hero

    Mixed with LOTR...Mixed with The Lost Boys....

  • April 3, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    selma's new haircut is hot.

    by occula

    i always feel like guillermo has a great time spazzing out with the hellboy films and then he turns around and focuses very intently on his 'personal' projects, the devil's backbone-pan's labyrinth ones. i would love to work with him someday.

  • April 3, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Great!...fuck the 'meh' jerkoffs

    by quantize

    i'll be there will bells on baby

  • April 3, 2008, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Is this the new MUPPETS movie?

    by aceattorney

    ?

  • April 3, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Blade II was fucking incredible!

    by kungfuhustler84

    Blade I did a great job of establishing a realistic world with a dark tone that suited the subject matter perfectly. Del Toro made it slightly less realistic but simultaneously more visceral and comic booky, which is fine, since that's what the subject matter was based on. And haters need to shut the hell up about Del Toro's problems with pacing. The scene in part 2 where all the vampire hunters are in the club is paced perfectly and the whole thing flows like a crazy comic book. Pan's Labyrinth was easily one of the greatest films of 2007. You can watch it once and get someting out of it, but every time you watch it after that, if you look closely and immerse yourself in the story, you can get something else out of it every time. Del Toro is perfect for Hellboy. He loves the original material and it looks like he is putting as much passion and precision into this project as he has his greatest stuff. I seriously doubt it will win any awards, but damn if it won't be a good time at the movies.

  • April 3, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Monster M*A*S*H

    by bswise

    Well they've certainly responded to the criticism that Hellboy basically fights the same monster over and over and over and over and over (and over) again in the first one. This does look better all-around and Selma Blair sure can look incredibly hot just by standing there with that goth-chick pout thing going on.

  • April 3, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    harsh language, dewd.

    by occula

    i don't really think 'hack' is the right word to describe an award-winning director like del toro. you might not like his movies, you might think he's an asshole, but 'hack' implies some untalented n00b puppeted by a movie studio, stumbling around a film set with his head up his ass. hacks? brett ratner. robert luketic. perhaps even our good pal mcg.

  • April 3, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Marry me Selma...

    by Christopher3

    You superskinny risk-taking, I'll-do-anything, eclectic-role-taking, silky-haired beautiful-eyed Jewess you.

  • April 3, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Marry me Selma...

    by Christopher3

    You superskinny risk-taking, I'll-do-anything, eclectic-role-taking, silky-haired beautiful-eyed Jewess you.

  • April 3, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    and for the record

    by occula

    according to everybody i know who's met him, del toro is the opposite of an asshole. warm friendly humorous intelligent guy who always remembers your name. i just used 'asshole' as an example.

  • April 3, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Chant with me! OVER-RATED. OVER-RATED.

    by cinemixtape.com

    This movie is going to bomb and it deserves to. The first movie was decent at absolute best, and it's conceited to even make a sequel, let alone release it when they are in July. Del Toro is a one-trick-pony. You cannot deny it.

  • April 3, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    gotham_night = Brett Ratner

    by Stollentroll

    The only person who could hate Del Toro that much is...a hack director. Michael Bay? Joel Schumacher? The possibilities are endless.

  • April 3, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    My God...

    by ZooTrain

    The the naysayers...what the hell does it take to impress you people? Sometimes it seems that people bitch just for the sake of bitching. But then again, this is AICN. Until you make a movie, shut the fuck up. This looks good.

  • April 3, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    That'll be the best movie of the summer

    by WolfmanNards

    Spielberg doesn't have it anymore (Fucking shia lebuff? Who would hire him?) Batman has a non-smiling joker in it. (The smile is in the scar, don't you get it?) Yeah, I get it, Chris Nolan's pretentious. Iron Man and Hulk look forgettable. Guillermo is the only director who offers us Guarantees. He always tries his hardest, and he's good at what he does. He can sniff out bullshit from a mile away, and steers clear. This movie looks awesome. I want to see it now.

  • April 3, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Don't sleep

    by Darth Thoth

    I learned a lesson in 1999 and again in 2003. In 1999 it was all about The Phantom Menace and a little movie called The Matrix came in a changed the game. In the summer of 2003 it was supposed to be all about The Matrix Reloaded and then X2 came in and kicked more tail than Pele. So the point is, I really think this summer is anybody's game. I eagerly await for Indy, TDK, Iron Man, Hellboy, Wall-E, Hulk, etc. That's the best part- getting the chance to sit back, watch, enjoy, and discuss. Peace.

  • April 3, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    And oh yeah

    by Darth Thoth

    This trailer was hot. HB2 is going to be awesome. del Toro is the truth!

  • April 3, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Why does she have red fire? what happened to blue?

    by Warcraft

    the blue fire was badass and supernatual looking. red fire is blah.

  • April 3, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Brunomac

    by mr.underwater

    <i>how did Hellboy get it's cues from Ghostbusters? Oh, and maybe you aren't aware it was a comic book before a movie...</i><br><br>It was a comic? No kidding?<br><br>Oh wait, I've read a few of the comics. They were gothic, Lovecraftian, mysteries. The movie, uh, was not. More like a bunch of working stiffs kicking some supernatural ass in order to save good ol' NYC. Much like, uh, Ghostbusters.<br><br>Thinking back, Blade II had pretty much the same problem, a bunch of neat individual vignettes, but not much an overall arc.

  • April 3, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    looks good. nothing to hate here, faithful adaption

    by Orionsangels

  • April 3, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    I guess italic tags don't work

    by mr.underwater

    Imagine that first line is in quotes

  • April 3, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Basically, If you don't think that Ghostbusters

    by mr.underwater

    Was a huge source of inspiration in turning the book into a movie, you're serious kidding yourself<br><br>I'm not saying this is a bad thing at all. You can aspire to be far, far worse than Ghostbusters.<br><br>I just think they overlooked a pretty huge reason for GB's goodness. It was engaging. Shit got crazier and crazier with every plot development.

  • April 3, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Loved the trailer, BUT

    by Rocklover79

    Selma's doing the "I'm so depresssed:(" voice again.

  • April 3, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Del Toro's Very Good...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...his movies are always quality. Period.<br><br> The first Hellboy was a bit disjointed, but this looks awesome.

  • April 3, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Trailer = Awesomeness unleashed!!

    by Live.

    It has now surpassed Ironman in my Must See factor!<p> I want Del Toro's Hobbit NOW!

  • April 3, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    uVa got a point re Yahoo trailers

    by Womb2dooM

    It took me a couple of goes to get it to play straight through...<P>NICE trailer though! I love that Del Toro can fill the screen with the most fantastical of creatures and have them grounded in a physical reality. For that alone, I love the guy! The man does not like CGI. He can't do them and he knows it so he keeps it to the absolute minimum. Remember the Gumby-ninja vs Gumby-Blade fight in front of the wall of UV lights in Blade 2? Ew...

  • April 3, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST

    HD 1920x1080 direct download

    by TaraLivesOn

    For those having playback problems, *download* the HD version, then play: http://tinyurl.com/2uk56x

  • April 3, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Nice to see some variety in the creatures this time

    by Osmosis Jones

    One thing that dragged the first down was that Hellboy kept beating the hell out of the SAME CREATURE for two hours. This time, it seems that Del Toro got enough clout from the wonderful Pan's Labyrinth (best film of 2006) to considerably up the budget. This looks like it will be great.

  • April 3, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    When Hellboy came out...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    I was a projectionist. I got to see the first one for free, and didn't feel like I was ripped off, but understood it wouldn't be everyone's cup o' tea.<p>However, it had the three key elements for me: Nazis, occult stuff, and Cthulu Mythos type stuff. Mix it together with Ron Perlman, and you got Hellboy, one of my favorite low budget superhero actioners.<p>It should be said, as well, that I really dug Blade II, and that's what got me interested in Del Toro as a director. I liked HB, and this looks fucking great. They gave him money and a 2nd AD, and fucking 2nd Unit...It's gonna be a great little flick that could, and there's more than enough room on the summer slate for Dark Knight, Iron Man, and Indy as well as this. Hell, I hope they ALL do well. And they might, since I'm going to see all of them at the theater.

  • April 3, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    THAT LOOKS

    by BurgerTime

    criminally good. Nice creature work. CGI looks pretty solid. But would you expect any less from del Toro? Probably not.

  • April 3, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Wow. I keep forgetting that this movie's coming out

    by Juggernaut125

    <p>More and more this is looking like a fantastic time to be a movie geek. Specially a movie geek who isn't an asshole who thinks the sun rises and sets according to his opinion.</p> <p>TDK, Iron Man, Indy 4, Hellboy 2, Wall-E, and I guess the Hulk too, although I still haven't seen the trailer, and I was planning on boycotting it seeing as I liked Ang Lee's version and wanted a sequel to that one. The theatres are going to be getting a LOT of my hard earned cash this summer.</p>

  • April 3, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST

    fucking hated hellboy

    by robertplant

    but I'll see the fuck outta this movie. Looks fan-go-damn-tastic. Something was just...too small about the first one. I love Mike Mignola's art but couldnt get into the Hellboy comics...this will be to hellboy what dark knight will be to batman begins, except batman begins was way better than hellboy...oh well. 2 diff genres. you get me, except the haters...9/11 inside job!

  • April 3, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Awesoem perveuw

    by kirttrik

  • April 4, 2008, 2:01 a.m. CST

    and just how does this look lame???

    by Thunder Mammoth

    honestly... i don't get some of you. like you're the eternal downers. I think this looks like a bucket load of fun. do you remember that word, FUN? thank goodness Del Toro does.

  • April 4, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST

    NOT A HELLBOY FAN BUT THIS LOOKS HOT

    by BringingSexyBack

    Question: Is it worth $11 and the pain of sitting with a theater crowd? <p> Answer: Looks like it.

  • April 4, 2008, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Del Toro is not a hack

    by batmans_pants

    Lucas is better? Shit. You just lost what little credibility you may have had in these TBs

  • April 4, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST

    I was aiming this

    by batmans_pants

    at Gotham_knight by the way.

  • April 4, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST

    The Spirit's pics!

    by DarthBakpao

    http://www.darkhorizons.com/2009/spirit/gallery.php

  • April 4, 2008, 2:59 a.m. CST

    and they look MEH!

    by DarthBakpao

    I hate Sin City and it's CG-generated environments. Looks like the same approach was being applied to The Spirit.

  • April 4, 2008, 3:21 a.m. CST

    WOW.

    by ProoferFromHell

    Me likey! July 11 can't get here soon enough!

  • April 4, 2008, 3:43 a.m. CST

    oh crap

    by v for vienetta

    that was pure chocolate coated, nougat filled awesome! this summer is gonna be great!

  • April 4, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Wow!

    by Tomo

    Just.... Wow!

  • April 4, 2008, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park: The Lost World

    by Mr Gorilla

    God I remember being pumped up about that film. Spielberg, the proven god of popcorn treats, had shown in Schindlers' List that he could also do so much more... So when he went back to Jurassic Park I was imagining an genre film with added artistic, intellectual and emotional punch. Like The Shining, or The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, or Cross of Iron. But instead all we got was a crappy sequel in which the lighting was a bit darker.

  • April 4, 2008, 4:21 a.m. CST

    which is to say

    by Mr Gorilla

    that just because Pan's Labyrinth was utterly brilliant, it doesn't mean this will be any good. The trailer looks horrible. But, you know, we live in hope...

  • April 4, 2008, 4:32 a.m. CST

    They're remaking Bill and Ted??!?

    by henrydalton

    Fuck anything else, that's just ruined my day right there. http://io9.com/375484/bill-and-teds-completely-unnecessary-remake

  • April 4, 2008, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Shocked and Awed by Del Toro, el hombre

    by pipergates

    Looks better each time...Love the opening auction sequence in the new trailer...The elf guy is perfect..His slide and slash attack very nice...His sister is intriguing...The glimpse of the fabled Troll Market is far out.. Perleman is made for Hellboy, as Jim Carrey is made for the Mask. It will be a good summer at the movies.

  • April 4, 2008, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I too was underwhelmed by Lost World on initial viewing. Go back and watch it now though...miles better than today's summer movies.

  • April 4, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST

    gotham_night

    by quantize

    scratch yaself to death for all i care..

  • April 4, 2008, 4:47 a.m. CST

    who is that guy with the..

    by TimMighty

    medieval diving suit ? No i dont mean Abe Sapien...the other guy.

  • April 4, 2008, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Pan's Labyrinth a snoozer?

    by CuervoJones

    Just talk about videogames, because you don´t like cinema.

  • April 4, 2008, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Potentially awful??? The Mummy???

    by jaws8u

    Yeah, because the first Mummy was a motion picture masterpiece. Why don't you watch them back to back? They are both terrible. The first Hell Boy was good, not great, but good. This has the potential to be absolutely epic, and has basically no shot of deserving reference in the same sentence as any movie starring Brendan Fraser (except maybe The Quiet American, though I cannot imagine the reference).

  • April 4, 2008, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Lo Pan at 1:35

    by BanAllFIRSTPosters

    What does it mean? Two girls with green eyes.

  • April 4, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Looks fucktastically great

    by just pillow talk

    And the Mummy films were not good. Nothing that you ever saw from the second one compares to this trailer. And Pan's Labyrinth was fucking great.

  • April 4, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST

    At last, the long awaited Elric movie gets made.

    by fireclown

    And not a minute too soon. Good Lord I love Del Toro. Keep the good stuff coming Guillamo.

  • April 4, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Del Toro should direct The Dark Crystal sequel

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    and put Doug Jones in every role.

  • April 4, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    DTV lives

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • April 4, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST

    I fucktastically agree

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I didn't love the first film, but I thought it was decent enought and I loved the central character as played by Ron Perlman. After all, a guy who loves cats and works out while listening to Tom Waits is exactly my kind of guy. So, I've got high hopes for this sequel. If Mr del Toro can take what was good about part one and meld it with the brilliance of Pan's Labyrinth (which is what the trailer looks like to me), this could be yet another excellent part two comic book film.

  • April 4, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Grammaton

    by just pillow talk

    You'll be happy to know that Doug Jones has been typing my posts for me the past month.

  • April 4, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Bodet

    by DocPazuzu

    But surely the army of mid-sized magical robots in Hellboy II is worth at least two giant robots in any other film, yes yes? <p> And what about the magical terracotta army in The Mummy III -- mud robots!

  • April 4, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Can't get the damn link to work...

    by Wungolioth

    ...but from the previous trailer I'm excited about this movie. Had the chance to catch the first movie recently and found that I liked it a lot better now than when it was in theaters, and I think that Del Toro has learned a few things about what works in SFX and what doesn't. Pan's Labyrinth seems to have been a broadening experience for him, and the artistic level in this one just looks vastly superior to the first. As someone else also said, this may be the closest we'll ever get to seeing Elric in a movie.

  • April 4, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    I like Del Torro but...

    by skycrapper

    does he have to do an introduction to every trailer? Please don't do that with The Hobbit.

  • April 4, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Saw Mike Mignola speak last night in Boston

    by Shigeru

    And for anyone curious: He stopped drawing Hellboy/the Hellboy universe because since he'd been doing it for so long, he became like obsessive compulsive over the pages and kept drawing and throwing them out and redrawing and throwing them out ect ect to the point of madness

  • April 4, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    also, Del Toro pronouncing Yahoo =

    by Shigeru

    rofl

  • April 4, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    The first Hellboy...

    by The Bandit

    was just ok for me, but after a repeat viewings it grew on me a lot. I'm a fan of the book and thought the movie did it justice. I wasnt to impressed with anything on the new film UNTIL this trailer, very cool! I still hate Tambor though, he doesnt fit in the universe in my opinion, hes my major gripe, takes me out of the film when hes onscreen.

  • April 4, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    ITS LIKE TOO FAST TOO FURIOUS

    by ArcadianDS

    BUT WITH MORE PUPPETRY

  • April 4, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Agree about Tambor

    by Shigeru

    don't know what the heck he's doing there... I just think of George Bluth senior every time

  • April 4, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Del Toro Is An Ineffective Storyteller

    by Saluki

    He brings all of the right ingredients together, but simply doesn't make them all work together. He needs some more effective scriptwriters and maybe a an editor that'll find something new in his work. Great guy all-around, of course, but I don't pay $8.50 just on personality.

  • April 4, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    awesome!

    by JoeSixPack

    I thought Hellboy was OK, but this looks like a vast improvement. The baddies look incredible.

  • April 4, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Is it me, or did the Grand Army dudes

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    look like the race of Drow from Dungeons and Dragons?

  • April 4, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Re: Tambor

    by rbatty024

    Sometimes Tambor has the unfortunate habit of hamming it up. I think that marred his performance in the first half of Hellboy. However, I really liked the bonding scene between his character and Hellboy over their cigars. Hopefully he's less cartoonish bureaucrat and a little more nuanced in this version.

  • April 4, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Kickass!

    by fiester

    Best director working today, hands down!

  • April 4, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric Binks

    by Shigeru

    They shoulda named him Drizzt Do'Urden MIRITE? Drizzit ftw

  • April 4, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Whoa Shigeru, I'm a geek, but not that

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    much of a geek. I have no idea what you said. If it's a reference to some Drow in the D&D books I have to let you know I never read any. I know who R.A. Salvatore is, but never read any of his stuff.

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