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Steve De Young
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Posted: 03 March 2019 at 3:30pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


I could've sworn we had a topic about this, but I couldn't find it for the life of me.  Anyway, the first trailer they released left me iffy.  This new one has me much more enthusiastic.

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I thought there was a thread already,  too. Maybe it was discussed in some thread drift to another topic?

Anyway, I agree this trailer looks better than the first. Is this a revamp, though? I thought it was going to be a continuation of the Ron Perelman version, but with a new actor in the role.
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I thought it was going to be a continuation of the Ron Perelman version, but with a new actor in the role.

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It's a reboot. One of the characters who died in the first Del Toro movie is up and about in this one.
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That’s the first trailer I can remember seeing with such explicit language in it. 
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I wonder if I'll get a credit this time.....?
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Really disliked the first trailer. Mildly dislike this one.

I don't think this movie's for me.
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Brian, that trailer is what is referred to as a "red band" trailer. That's when the MPAA rating typically shown ahead of a trailer is red, and not the more common green. The red denotes the trailer is meant for an older audience and is usually shown online, or before a feature that is rated R.
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Amusing that Hellboy’s “Oh, crap!” signature line came about because Mignola didn’t want me using “shit” as I was in NEXT MEN.
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I thought the first trailer was awful, and killed most of my hope for this movie.

This trailer is better; mainly because it does not focus on Hellboy as much and isn't ramming comedy down my throat. The parts that show Hellboy do not renew my interest for this movie. His character seems off to me. Also, I'm not a fan of the make-up. 

I don't get the feel of the comics from these trailers. I don't think Hellboy is an R rated comic book. The movie should not need to up the gore and language to make it more "adult". 

The Hellboy comics are amongst my favorites, but I will be taking a pass on this movie.
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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 10:48am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I gotta say it's somewhat funny that adult language is considered inappropriate for a character named HELLboy. Maybe he should've been called HECKboy?

As for the makeup,  I was surprised in a pleasant way that Hellboy still looks like the comic character. I was concerned that the movie makers would try to "reenvision" him.


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I gotta say it's somewhat funny that adult language is considered inappropriate for a character named HELLboy. Maybe he should've been called HECKboy?

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For some reason, this reminds me of when I watched HELLBOY 2 on opening night in Los Angeles. Guillermo del Toro came out before the movie started to do a quick Q&A, and he had been cursing pretty strongly during one of his answers. The next question in the audience came from a kid who must have been 10 or 11. When he realized that someone that young was in the crowd, he got embarrassed and kept trying to catch himself when he swore. 

Apparently HECKBOY did come up in studio discussions as well as show up on marquees outside movie theaters in certain areas. 
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When I was in 4th grade "hell" was a bad word. I don't consider it a bad word now and I'm not sure that's the case for 4th graders anymore. Anyway, the Hell in Hellboy refers to the place not a bad word. 

I don't recall Hellboy ever saying "fuck" in the comic. He says "crap" and "son of a …", but nothing worse. Even with all the horrible things that have happened in the Hellboy and BPRD comics, I don't read them as R-rated. 

However, the R-rating is the least of my problems with what I am seeing in the trailers.
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I'm cautiously optimistic.
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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 2:12pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

BOOM!
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 QUOTE:
This trailer is better; mainly because it does not focus on Hellboy
as much...


I have never been a fan of the HELLBOY books, but really enjoyed
BPRD when Guy Davis was drawing it.
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I just finished reading ALL the Hellboy stories last weekend. Read like that, they were quite enjoyable. I’d not read a Hellboy book in years. 
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Posted: 09 March 2019 at 1:30am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Trailers look terrible. And the two existent Hellboy movies are pretty good IMHO. And the Oscar winning director that made them explicitly said he'd be on board for a third one for years.

But alas, mediocre reboot time. There's something in Hollywood I'll never understand...
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Posted: 09 March 2019 at 3:37am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I saw the trailer a couple of days back and from that they seem to have taken things down a really goofy and comedic route. I also thought Hellboy looked dire. 
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Posted: 10 April 2019 at 8:06pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply


Uh-oh...




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Posted: 10 April 2019 at 11:18pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Hm. Hope I don’t get a credit this time!
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Posted: 11 April 2019 at 5:27am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Ha!
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13%!  Good God.
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Posted: 11 April 2019 at 11:10pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Remember all of those VOCAL comic fans online who were saying that the R rating will make this movie better? Well it appears that they were wrong.
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A take of $12 million on it's opening weekend against a reported budget of $50 million. Ouch. 

Looks like they should have stuck with Perlman & Del Toro.
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