Hellboy II - The Golden Army

Went to see the new Hellboy movie tonight. I'm running at one movie a week at the moment. I can't see a problem with that.

Most enjoyable film. Where else can you get ancient cursers, bone eating fairies, myths, magic and Barry Manilow. 

I kid you not. Whereas Batman upped the darkness, X-Files upped the angst and the Mummy just did everything it did before, only not quite as well, the new Hellboy film goes for comedy. And it mostly works. The good news is that everything else is in place too. Scary monsters, fairly convincing baddies, great action sequences and a daft story line that resolved itself quite well but leaves plenty of scope for another sequel.

We are not looking at a movie event here folks, although there are some genuinely surprising touches, including the aforementioned singer. The director has obviously watched a fair few Harry Potter movies, along with the Cantina sequence in the first Star Wars, but the film is all the better for that.

Not a bad way to spend an evening.