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Buckeye falls in love with Guillermo & HELLBOY 2!!! Plus Guillermo's KIMMEL appearance!

Hey folks, Harry here again - this time with Guillermo's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel - I know we don't usually post talk show performances - but dammit - he talks about Hobbit and Hellboy - but more than that - it gives you a taste of why Guillermo is the cutest guy ever:

Hey folks, Harry here... Guillermo had his premiere in LaLaLand last night and a new contributor was in attendance and got his review in before Moriarty's... go figure. I've heard that this film is knocking people out that didn't really like the first one, so I think Guillermo has solved some of the first film's flaws. Can't believe I have to wait till July 8th for the big Austin screening... but that's cool, we'll have Guillermo, Doug Jones and Mike Mignola to console our anxious hearts. Here's Buckeye with his look at Del Toro's latest...

Hey Harry, long time reader, first time writer... Holy crap! I just got back from the Hellboy II premiere and after party… let me tell you, as a Midwesterner (Ohio to be exact), this experience was amazing! I know you probably want to hear about the movie and everything right this second but let me start by commenting on the cast and the rest of those involved with this movie. They are classy people. Selma Blair? Shook my hand and got a hug, looked stunning btw. Ron Perlman? Signed an autograph for my little brother and was really appreciative of me coming out. And finally Guillermo… I really don’t know if I can say anything that will do this man justice. A true gentleman, the kind of guy I look up to. I talked to him after the film for probably a good 10 minutes and he invited me to have a drink with him! He comes to the party with his wife on his arm and children at hand, something you don’t see in Hollywood very often. The man was funny, intelligent and the most down to earth man I’ve ever met. Now its time for me to get to the meat. Let me warn though, I’m not talking about the story (for the most part), just my reaction to it. I stood up and said “Wow”. That’s really all I could say after this movie. Honestly, the vision, the environments and creatures are one of the most spectacular feats on film I have ever encountered. A friend and I discussed how we would like to see what happens in Guillermo’s nightmares, and that it would probably look something like the world he’s created. I told Guillermo after the show “Do you remember the first time you saw Star Wars (New Hope)? Yea, that’s how I felt”. Sorry to invoke one of the Holy Trinities, but I really got sucked in. This film is witty, caring, and still able to kick your ass or burn it depending on your beat down of choice. The creatures are really what set this apart for me. I, like many, am sick of the CGI driven movie world we live in today and was overjoyed at the use of makeup and costumes in this film. Though there still was a fair amount of CG, it was used tastefully and when it was necessary. The troll market really reminds me of Mos Eisley in almost every way. The tone of this movie was pretty much if you took Pan’s Labyrinth and took Hellboy (original) and placed them in one of those fancy Margarita machines and added a dash of Lord of the Rings-style Elvin smackdown to it. I hope that was coherent, Its real late! The fight scenes were spot on as well. As with the first film, the fights are over the top action, but not too over the top like say Shia swinging from vines in Indy or anything. Right amount of ass kicking with the sarcastic interludes from Red himself, Perlman once again is spot on. The comedy? Subtle and impressive as always, sometimes to the point that if you aren’t paying attention, you won’t catch the little jokes. There were a few points where I was cracking up, but that’s just me and it doesn’t take much, I’ll leave the judgment up to you. Just remember to bring a six pack of Tecate Light when you go to see it! (You’ll get it later…). The romantic side works really well (hit close to home for me) and with a possible SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER, I hope this means we get to see more Hellboy….s. END SPOILER Danny Elfman delivers as always creating a score that fits the movie perfectly, and if you listen it’ll make sense. I wish I could have caught all the nuances but the screen was exploding with sexy sweetness the whole time! Of course every film has flaws. I keep reading places “What about the blue flame!?!?! Wtfffff”. They don’t really explain it in the movie, but I think it’s not blue anymore because she’s got it under control now so it doesn’t burn as hot and nasty. That’s one I noticed. Other being…hmm… Not enough Selma? I don’t know, I’m sure some of you trolls will find them. I was too in awe to catch many. Anyway, Guillermo asked me to come home and write a good one for him, so in honor of my new hero, I hope this is sufficient. Get the word out… This movie rocks! Thanks for the opportunity to buy passed AICN… you guys are awesome! I am the Buckeye and I’m tired!!
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  • June 29, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST


    by hyperboycomics

  • June 29, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I have to see this movie

    by hyperboycomics

    And the clip with Seth MacFarlane rocked my world.

  • June 29, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST


    by hypnotron


  • June 29, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Ah well...

    by hypnotron

    Third, but I'm still on the podium...this film looks great!

  • June 29, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    I actually read the whole thing before I commented!

    by hyperboycomics

  • June 29, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    This looks spetaculaaaar

    by mr dark

    Saw the previews and looks better that the first.. I have high hopes for this one. Good review Buckeye it sounds like you dug the after party as much as the film..

  • June 29, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I doubt it's that good

    by Greenleaf1

    The trailers are pretty god awful, I just don't see how this movie could ever be mentioned in the same sentence as "A New Hope."

  • June 29, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    The Blade II of Hellboy Movies!

    by Prague23

    Me and Ron have the same birthday. I can't frakin wait to see this. I've a friend who 'doesn't think it looks good.' Can you believe that shnaz? And she (yup, she) loves fantasy and LOTR, etc. She and I both have our beef with Pan. I thought the fantasy was great but the 'real world' story was full of cliche scenes and, to be honest, was a bit too heavy handed with violence. Anyway, too bad H.B.III looks like at least 6 years away, if it ever happens.

  • June 29, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by TomHooligan

    Can't wait to see this film. I definately understand the Mos Eisley vibe just from looking at the trailer. With this and Dark Knight coming up i think we are gonna have a summer to remember.

  • June 29, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Hey Buckeye...

    by expert_40

    ... how'd the last two National Championship losses to the SEC taste?<br><br>Big-10 SUCKS!!!

  • June 29, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    can't wait for this movie!

    by seabiscuits

    nice story there. i love movies that go into fantasy worlds and i love the little to no use og cgi, and i love that he compared it to seeing a new hope for the first time.

  • June 29, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    ....I wonder why this guy got his review in before Mori. <p> That "review" reads like a parody list of leafy tells. <p> I love Del Toro and I'm dying to see the film, but that "reviewer" is a fucking geranium.

  • June 29, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    The leaves are practically falling off this.....

    by Kizeesh

    PLANT! kidding. but seriously why doesn't he just blow Guillermo while he's at it.

  • June 29, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Said it before, say it again:

    by DerLanghaarige

    THIS and not TDK is my most anticipated movie this year. Unfortunately it won't hit Germany until October :P

  • June 29, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Not a plant

    by Bass Ackwards

    But definitely a guy who liked the movie and really liked Del Toro, and knew (or strongly suspects) Del Toro would be reading the review here.

  • June 29, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    a selma hug = a good review

    by bacci40

    come on...after getting a hug from selma, who the fuck is gonna write anything negative?

  • June 29, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST old are you?

    by bacci40

    when star wars came out 30 years ago, the effects were cutting edge...what the fuck would you have them do? get in a time machine and learn the new present day cgi techniques and bring back a few pentium computers and macs? god, i hate people who flame on older movies becuase the effects arent present day...what a fucking douche you are

  • June 29, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Can't wait to see Hellboy...TDK prologue HERE!

    by IAmJack'sUserID <--- Just uploaded it. Not the best quality but it is tolerable.

  • June 29, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I hugged Naomi Watts at Seattle's Mulholland Dr. premiere

    by Prague23

    That was awesome. I asked her out too but she was apparently too busy. That was a long time ago, sniff.

  • June 29, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    It's probably just me but...

    by somethingcool

    A New Hope kind of sucked. I respect the fact that they got that movie done in the 70s when CGI didn't really exist, but the acting is painful. The only good actors are James Earl Jones and Harrison Ford.

  • June 29, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    if a new hope sucked and had bad acting

    by seabiscuits

    what movies would you say are good and have good acting? just curious about that.

  • June 29, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Stop being such a tool. Star Wars is the most influential special effects picture of all time.

  • June 29, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Dragon Wars

    by Damage_Inc

    I'll say one thing about that movie, at least the CGI was done so that you could actually see what was going on during it.

  • June 29, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST

    I'd rather sit through The Happening again.

    by Lucasblows

  • June 29, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I once got hugged by Ingrid Swede.

    by DerLanghaarige

    True Story. She may be a pornstar (is she still active?) but she's damn cool!

  • June 29, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST


    by Raymar

    You can tell by the fact that he praised a recent Danny Elfman score.

  • June 29, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I'm the Buckeye...

    by dubgasm

    Hey all, its my first review and i was crazy tired. I'm sorry for those of you who I've pissed off already but I was just speakin what i thought about it. I'm not actually a plant, I got the tickets through AICN!

  • June 29, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    cant wait to see this

    by palewook

    stupid calender..

  • June 29, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    I got a hug from Sarah Young once.

  • June 29, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    I also sat in Udo Kier's lap in a bar in Vancouver

    by Prague23

    I went to get another beer, at 3am (I frakin love Canada) and a nice girl took my seat. Which was ok with me. So Udo gave me his lap for about 10 minutes until we found another chair. It was not gay, it was gentlemanly. I guess you had to be there. He also sang that techno song from My Own Private Idaho and admitted that he was Fassbinder's (direct quote) "Bitch Boy." I just about squirted beer out of my nose when he said that.

  • June 29, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Nope, Prague23...

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

  • June 29, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Nope, Prague 23

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    Doesn't sound gay at all.

  • June 29, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by Alex Wilder

    I guess you didn't read the part in the last paragraph that said "This movie rocks"

  • June 29, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Amendment one: GO SEE IT

    by dubgasm

    Sorry i left that out, i know its kinda important

  • June 29, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Poor timing

    by Thy_Kingdom_Come

    The first Hellboy was a great film. Guillermo Del Toro really hit it home with that film. However something doesn't seem right in any of the trailers released for H.B. II. Either the dialogue seems overly campy, or it seems as though they are trying really too hard to include as many monsters as humanely possible to appeal to the monster loving crowd. That's a generalization, I know, but I wasn't going to H.B. II to see a sequel to Pan's Labyrinth. I was going to H.B. II to see a sequel to H.B. I. 'Nuff said. I own the first film on DVD and intend on seeing H.B. II at a midnight showing the day before it arrives in theaters. Yet I still have my reservations. And by the way, with all due respect to the genius that is Guillermo Del Toro, did he have any say in the release date for said film? Because he had to have had some inkling of a clue that The Dark Knight was going to blow H.B. II out of the water the very next week. Releasing H.B. II in the same month, let alone the week prior to T.D.K., was a gutsy, albeit, moronic move. My hat is off to whoever thought of doing that. But at least it will be number one at the box office for one week... right?

  • June 29, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Star Wars? Aren't we laying it on a bit thick?

    by I Dunno

    You can't accuse this guy of being a plant. Even a studio suit or intern wouldn't write something like that. <p>Anyway, he lost all credibility when he said Elfman wrote a good score "as usual".

  • June 29, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Oh sure, Star Wars sucked. So did Citizen Cane

    by DoctorWho?

    What's up with all that 'black and white' shit? I don't get it. What's the big deal?

  • June 29, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Regarding the review (or lack thereof)

    by Thy_Kingdom_Come

    I was looking forward to reading a review of the film. Not a review of the critic's experiences meeting with the H.B. cast and crew. I agree with the person above who asked about pacing, dialogue, plotline(s), etc. Reviews are supposed to the give the general public an idea as to how the film itself fared. That's why they are reviews of the film and not reviews of the cast and crew's amiable nature. I'll just wait for Rotten Tomatoes to post a rating and see what it gets on that site. Because this review was seriously lacking in every regard.

  • June 29, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Has anyone else seen the

    by Mezzanine

    "Animated Comic Book" that is up on </p> Click on the Hellboy poster in the trailers section, and watch the animated comic. It's a prologue to the movie, and it's actually pretty damned awesome!!

  • June 29, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I saw it last night as well, and...

    by Gil Brooks was really disappointing. I thought the 1st film was good, not great, but love GDT, so was looking forward to this. The film's structure was weak, it was pretty self indulgent, lacked focus, lacked a sense of urgency, etc. The visuals were great, of course, and Luke Goss was awesome as the Prince. But in a movie called "Hellboy", I should not be so bored with the title character, that I was actually looking forward for them to cut back to the prince. I'm in a hurry right now, but I need to sit down and write a formal review..

  • June 29, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by eoneon


  • June 29, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by I Dunno

    How's the 6th grade treating you?

  • June 29, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    So del Toro buys the guy a drink, Selma gives him a hand job

    by I Dunno

    ...because they're so down to earth and friendly, not because they knew he was writing a review or anything....

  • June 29, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    "Ni***r, F**k me Hard"

    by Pumpkinjoe

    Selma blair...gotta love that wierd skinny bitch... "Ni***r, F**k me Hard"

  • June 29, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Well, I'll be hobbit fucked!

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    Sounds awesome!

  • June 29, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    selma blair smelling like an ashtray?


    i'd rub that ashtray all over my face and eat cereal out of it in the morning.<P>and i mean that in the most polite way possible.

  • June 29, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Is Star Wars really the apex?

    by deathbird

    I could list at least fifty SF/Fantasy films that are more provocative and have better performances. Hell, one of them was released in the same year--it was called Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

  • June 29, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Star Wars was the apex

    by I Dunno

    as far as audience reaction and just the general revolution it caused. It will be a long time before a movie has the kind of impact that Star Wars had.

  • June 29, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    come on guys

    by dubgasm

    I'm sorry my review isn't something that you would read in a news paper or isn't telling you exactly what you want to hear. And for those of you on the star wars side, I was just trying to relay my experience. They way I felt walking out of New Hope for the first time (be it I saw the special edition in theaters, i wasn't even a gamete when it originally came out) was similar to the way i felt walking out of this. I really shouldn't have to justify my post, I was trying to share my thoughts and experiences with everyone here in a polite manner. I'm sorry my jornalism skills arent as polished as many of you trolls would enjoy, but i feel i put out a decent effort for it being 4 am when i sent it in. And if harry really thought it was shit he wouldnt have posted it. Give me a bit of a break, its my first one.

  • June 29, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Right on!

    by Godovhellfire

    I had chilli for lunch.

  • June 29, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    To all the tools present here...

    by JabbaTheMutt

    Buckeye is a plant and Selma and Guillermo were nice...because they knew he was writing a review... Seriously? Well I wasn't writing a review and I couldn't have been treated better by ANY of the cast. I was absolutely shocked at how friendly and unassuming they all were. Guillermo sat at his table for hours on end as every fanboy within 10 miles gushed over him and his work. He took time with EVERY person he spoke to. He was gracious to a fault...and his adorable wife the same. He is the real deal. There is no veneer to him. He seems genuinely shocked by the attention he is getting... Think about it. Blade, Hellboy, Labyrinth, Hobbit...what does he have to do to believe the attention is warranted? Honestly, I believe the man can still remember what it was like at the bottom...which makes him a rare commodity in the self-aggrandizing cult of Hollywood. (We only need to look to true tools like Michael Bay to see how that turns out.) Like I said...I'm not going to review the movie...because, love it or's worth every dime you would spend on it. And even if you hate Hellboy...see it as a preview for the kind of singular, on-screen, twisted beauty we can expect tenfold in the Hobbit films. Buckeye was in the presence of true greatness...greatness tempered by untouched feel free to cut him some slack %$#@* tools... --Kes And if you have a problem finding a red sharpie...e-mail

  • June 29, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Certainly, but what of quality?

    by deathbird

    Snow White was revolutionary, but its two follow-ups, Pinocchio and Fantasia, were immeasurably better; Toy Story made quite a ripple, yet most of the subsequent Pixar movies were improvements (Cars notwithstanding). So why should we balk when someone compares a recent film favorably to ANH? It's been some 30 years; there should be (and have been) fantasies that eclipsed Star Wars. And Guillermo would certainly be one of the men to accomplish this.

  • June 29, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Re:Shitty star wars fx.....

    by Rameses

    Hi Frozone..I'm interested in hearing .what New Hope FX ,you consider shitty ,even pre 1977?Off hand I'm guessing it's mostly the matte paintings of the rebel base exterior and the rebel hall for the medal ceromony.They were bloody bad.Other than that a lot of the stuff looks better than most of the fx today.The imp cruiser opening still looks awesome

  • June 29, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    mad max 3 bartertown gave me that mois isley feeling

    by seabiscuits

    so does some flea markets i go to. it's weird that now some of u people are so cool theyre above the orininal star wars.

  • June 29, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Good to hear!


    I wasn't 100% sold on HB1 and I'm a big fan of Guillermo. Cronos remains one of the most expensive movies I ever purchased on cover coolness alone(think because it was released here by Tartan and they charged lots for arthouse!) anyway have been an avid consumer of his brand of weirdness ever since and thought he knocked the first Blade on it's ass with the sequel and made his masterpiece with Pans but I though Hellboy 1 lacked (probably due to budget restaining vision) anyway hope this does indeed kick all kinds of alien ass!

  • June 29, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    i wasn't satisfied with HB1


    mainly my arguements is it wasn't 'mignola enough'. you could see the studio still had a lot of sway in what went on in the flick. i also didn't like the fact that it is in an ultra modern setting. the comics never show hi-tech anything. i always got the feeling the comics were set in the 60's, at most the 70's. cinema hellboy wears shirts way too much and i hate the leather pants.<P>all that aside, HB2 looks like it corrected many flaws, gave deltoro alot more control probably since pan's labyrinth was so successful...andafter being lukewarm , i REALLY want to go see it in the theater now. <P>and selma blair looks so damn cute/angry all the time. yow.

  • June 29, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    This is on my top list besides The Dark Knight.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Loved the 1st one and I cannot wait to see the 2nd one.

  • June 29, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST


    by DoctorWho?

    Whatever your opinion of Star Wars might film and I mean NO FILM kicked everybody's ass sideways the way that did. The movie going public (internationally), the industry, the special effects industry...everything was turned on it's head not to mention being burned eternally into the pop-culture psyche and becoming a modern day mythology. It's easy to forget this especially if you weren't around at the time. This wasn't like the Matrix or something fresh like that...this redifined what was possible. Close Encounters may have been provacative to some people of a certain age group but Star Wars grabbed EVERYBODY right across the board whether you were 10 yrs old or 80. It fully embraced everything that had come before and flung it light years into the future.

  • June 29, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    So my challenge is...

    by DoctorWho?

    Name one film that has done THAT since.

  • June 29, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Selma Blair? Shook my hand and got a hug


    I FUCKING hate you! and envy you to no end. You lucky fuck ;)

  • June 29, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST

    by hulkbuster

    my aren't we a bunch of pissy people

  • June 29, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Hellboy III: Son of Hellboy

    by KongMonkey

    So the spoiler is Fire chick gets knocked up by demonic cat-lover. What do they call him. Hellkid. Hellbrat. Spending most of the new movie changing some Helldiapers and Hellbreastfeeding...

  • June 29, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Planters Peanuts anyone?

    by ganymede3010

    Sheez, Deltoro invited the guy over for a drink for crying out loud. What do you expect him to say about the movie?

  • June 29, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    I'm hoping they can make the third one

    by eggart

    they're planning before Perlman decides he doesn't want to stay in makeup for months on end.

  • June 29, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    SO are Guillermo's books going

    by Series7

    to be in Spanish or english?

  • June 29, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Ohh boo boo

    by Series7

    July 8th. Sucks for you Harry and the town thats so weird. I was in Austin one year during SWSX and it was like a cult and unless you had planed 2 years in advance you couldn't really participate in anything.

  • June 29, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST

    What did you expect?

    by Darksider

    Something BAD written about del Toro on AICN? It's like a mathematical impossibility. You don't even need to read the story. Anything about him or JJ Abrams is the best thing ever and changing the face of whatever as we know it. It's not exactly news here anymore what this site thinks of them. There must be a real lack of movies to talk about this year.

  • June 29, 2008, 9:14 p.m. CST

    phone it in a little more, Jimmy

    by mr teaspoon

  • June 29, 2008, 9:17 p.m. CST


    by eggart

    Several pages that were posted online once were written in Spanish. Spanish is his first language isn't it?

  • June 29, 2008, 9:17 p.m. CST

    'and here we...go!' wherethehell are the TDK clips???

    by performingmonkey

    WB took them the fuck down!! Surely someone's got em somewhere?????!!!!

  • June 29, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    He's not as funny when he doesn't curse

    by topaz4206

    But still, what a charming, talented man. I've gone from "somewhat excited" to "bug-fucking-nuts" for the release of this film!

  • June 29, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    episode 3 > return of the jedi + hellboy

    by deathbird

    Saves a post, deliciouscowbell.

  • June 29, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by Captain Mal

    Perlman's spent practically his entire career buried under makeup. I don't think he's likely to back out of a third film for that reason.

  • June 29, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I love that dubgasm can't spell journalism

    by jah_kingdom

    And I think it's sweet that AICN is letting grade schoolers review movies and pretend that they're reporters. I gave Gus Van Sant a blow job and he was real down to earth as he wiped his cum off my face.

  • June 29, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Did Harry call him cute?

    by UMAGA

    Urgh. No one needs to picture two fat guys sucking each others jaggons.

  • June 29, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    ok seriously

    by dubgasm

    Fuck off. I'm human. We make mistakes. I'm sorry you don't have anything better to do than criticize what i have to say and troll these boards for people to piss off. I was just trying to let everyone know i liked the movie. Get a life.

  • June 29, 2008, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I hear ya dubgasm...

    by Jawa 007

    Don't sweat the douchebags like Jah_kingdom. I dig that you liked the movie. Cant' wait to see it.

  • June 29, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    The TDK clips are all over youtube already

    by blindambition238

    Only watched 2 out of 12(!) before I summoned to will myself to stop watching. I don't want to get a repeat of my Iron Man experience...

  • June 29, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Ok...Lets talk about Celebs, and being "nice"

    by conspiracy

    You have a new movie coming out..the preview is 80% full of people who are either going to write a review, or are connected in some half-assed way to the business; Would you be anything but "nice"? SERIOUSLY...I am sure these are fine, nice folks..but then again why shouldn't they be? They get paid more in a year that you will make in a lifetime...people line up to kiss their asses, get hugs, or shake their hands; these same fans will then sit for hours while you pontificate about matters small and smaller..hanging on each syllable that spews from your mouth as if Jebus his own bad self was your speech is good...the world is your can get laid with the hottest women/men within 5 minutes of the urge hitting have six figure cars in the garage, you work 8 months out of the vacation on private beaches, fly in 1st class and assistants are happy to drive down to the worst areas of Venice to pick up your Pot.. Now really...would YOU be an Asshole at your own premiere?

  • June 29, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    That said...

    by conspiracy

    I'm sure HB2 is gonna be a damned good time. And I hope you at least tried to drift the hands a little low when Selma gave ya the hug.

  • June 30, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST


    by bender7

    I'm looking forward to this, but this review is too god damn gushy. I don't trust fan-boyish reviews any more than vindictive and aggressive ones

  • June 30, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Frozone and all you other haters

    by bacci40

    please do show the screen shots and clips that were supbar for their time...close encounters was superior???? half of that movie is watching people talk and watching dreyfus go slowly nutso...and the cum shot at the end is for the star wars story, shit, its just a rehash of the 7 samurai...its a fucking western in space...but a damn good western in space...omg...i dont wish to rehash these same arguments....but really, if you were in your teens when it premiered...or even your preteens, please dont tell me you werent wowed by the total experience

  • June 30, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    does the hobit mean...everything else goes on hold?

    by bacci40

    kindof a bummer as del torro has so many films inside of him

  • June 30, 2008, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Hellboy 2 = Mummy Returns and AICN blowjobs

    by Big Dumb Ape

    For the record, I'll be there opening weekend and I'm looking forward to seeing it. From the trailers and commercials it looks like it will be (yes, here comes the infamous phrase) a good summer popcorn flick.<p>That said, I would agree with others that this review gets a bit gushy, and speaking as someone who was there in '77 to experience SW: ANH on the big screen and saw firsthand its mighty effect, someone comparing HELLBOY 2 to THAT experience will always get me to shake my head. Then again, maybe this reviewer is young and impressionable and hasn't seen too much, hence he sees a lot of monsters running around and decides "Holy crap! Look at all this stuff filling the screen! This is revolutionary!" You want to know a reality? Here you go -- the sad truth we all get older...the very REAL and ACTUAL cultural and revolutionary impact that ANH had on literally the ENTIRE FUCKING WORLD gets diluted by younger film fans who mistakenly think each next big movie is somehow equivalent to what ANH accomplished in terms of truly redefining filmmaking, special effects, box office, merchandising, pop culture name it.<p>Frankly, not to sound too old and crotchety, given the "increased scale" of things that I've seen in the promos for this thing, right now I'm just hoping that HELLBOY 2 is nerely a satisfying summer movie, and it's not something that was made with the usual bullshit Hollywood attitude that more shit tossed on the screen makes it better. Because if the credits roll and that's all this was, it will simply be another bloated sequel and we can just call it THE MUMMY RETURNS REVISITED.<p>Oh yeah, and in terms of favoritism, I'd agree that J.J Abrams, G. Del Toro and Joss Whedon must really love coming to AICN on a regular basis. Because where else could they instantly get such nice, wet, sloppy and totally unquestioned blowjobs the second they walked in the door?

  • June 30, 2008, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Good fucking lord

    by Lost Jarv

    This reminds me of another film recently that I started out wanting to see and the relentelss plant activity put me off. <P>Stop it, whores.

  • June 30, 2008, 5:09 a.m. CST

    I was there too. Here's a non-midwest-visitor review:

    by Executor

    Looks good. No heart. That sums it up. And that kinda summed up the first one. Great visuals, great creatures (very Pans Labyrinth), but unlink Pans where Guillermo made us feel for the girl, and even the romance between the two revolutionaries...the plot and characters here are disposable.<p>Did ANYONE care about the Liz and Hellboy fights and <NOT REALLY A SPOILER BECAUSE IT'S REVEALED IN THE FIRST TWO MINUTES BUT SPOILER ANYWAY> whole pregnancy thing??? And Abe and the Princess? (though Abe was one of the shining spots of the movie. Just Abe+princess...not so much.) <p>Maybe this reviewer is a big Guillermo fan, or he was in awe of the premiere or seeing him or the whole closing night of the film festival thing (he was probably one of the people up against the gate of the Universal party waiting for them to open their doors for everyone while I was sucking down mojitos.) But yeah...entertaining enough to pass the time, but not a great or even very good movie by any means.

  • June 30, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by Rameses

    I agree with all your comments.Though I don't think that some of the cantina stuff is that bad.Though the bit with Ben chopping at them with his sabre , does seem confusing.What I found interesting with the special edition make-over is that they chose to replace a lot of okay to good model shots with cgi BUT left in stuff like Red leaders demise .Its all very inconsistent and random

  • June 30, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    jedi had a more solid and structured story line

    by seabiscuits

    ep 3 could have been way condensed for it had some unnesecary parts. there were also a lot of bad lines and grievious's voice and caughing were horrible, plus that lame close up of obi wans eyes when he says 'oh i don't think so, and ofcourse nooooo! jedi could of used a few more scenes, the sand storm, luke building his lightsabre, the imperial city, maybe could have changed taottoine to somewhere else and cut the dance number, thats about ti. the final space battle intercut witht the light sabre duel and ewok battle was amazing.

  • June 30, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by Jaws Wayne

    Yes, certainly agree with you on that. But it's hard to say anything about HB2 which I haven't seen yet but definitely will, because even the Hollywood Guillermo is a more interesting fantasy/action moviemaker/director as most of his American peers. The love and admiration for Guillermo is most certainly 110% warranted, but would love him to go make another Spanish film very soon, because those are definitely his greatest ones.