Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) Poster


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  • Tired of the truce forged between greedy humans and his father, the elven King Balor (Roy Dotrice), Prince Nuada (Luke Goss) conspires to release the Golden Army just as soon as he can assemble the three pieces of the magical crown needed to control the Army and obtain the map that leads to the location of the Army. It's up to BPRD (Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense) "freaks" Hellboy (Ron Perlman), aquatic empath Abe Sapien (Doug Jones), and firestarter Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) to stop him, but Liz has just learned that she is pregnant, Abe has fallen in love with Nuada's twin sister Nuala (Anna Walton), and the new BPRD agent Johann Krauss (John Alexander and James Dodd) is really getting under Hellboy's red skin. Edit

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army is the sequel to Hellboy (2004) (2004), which was based on the fictional Dark Horse Comics character, Hellboy, created by American comic book writer Mike Mignola. The screenplay was written by Mignola and director Guillermo del Toro. Hellboy (2019) is on the books but no release date has been set. Edit

  • The Golden Army is an army of magically constructed mechanical creatures that was created by goblin blacksmiths for King Balor. Edit

  • That is Johann Krauss. He is a disembodied ectoplasmic spirit with psychic abilities who maintains a tangible form via a containment suit. Without the suit, his spirit would eventually dissipate and he would be lost forever. He was a medium whose body was destroyed due to a freak accident during a seance. No one is really sure exactly what happened. More can be found out here. Edit

  • In a scene that was cut, right after Abe puts in his contacts, he sprays something onto his gills. This spray is supposed to keep the gills moist and help him absorb oxygen out of the air. It is unknown why the scene was cut. Edit

  • In the first movie, Liz stated that after each of her "episodes", she tends to black out anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. That being the case, it only makes sense for her to also rely on a weapon such as a firearm since the use of her abilities will leave her powerless for some undetermined amount of time. Edit

  • The eponymous character states his preferred exclamation a total of four times in this film. He said it six times in the first movie. Edit

  • He was mostly a man in a costume, and his face was animatronics. A small amount of CGI was used for touch-ups and when his chain-extended hand was used. Edit

  • "Beautiful Freak" by Eels Edit

  • In order to stop the "industrable" Golden Army, Hellboy challenges Prince Nuada's right to lead it. After a long and grueling battle, knowing that he cannot harm Nuada or he will harm Nuala, too, Hellboy succeeds in pinning him to the ground and removing his crown. As Hellboy returns to Liz and Abe, however, Nuada pulls a dagger, intending to stab Hellboy in the back. Suddenly, Nuada begins to bleed from his chest... Nuala has stabbed herself in the heart. Nuada warns Hellboy that he's going to have to make a choice between supporting humanity or supporting the magical ones, then crumbles into dust. Nuala dies in Abe's arms. Liz melts the crown with her fire before Hellboy can become too enthralled with its power, and the Golden Army soldiers power down. As the "freaks" exit the hiding place of the Golden Army, they see Tom Manning (Jeffrey Tambor) looking for them. One by one, they hand in their gear and tell him that they quit. Even Strauss tells Manning to "suck my ectoplasmic Schwanzstucker." In the final scene, as they walk off together, Liz and Hellboy discuss getting a house in the country with a big yard for the baby to play in. With a smirk on her face, Liz holds up two fingers and says, "Babies." Edit

  • No. However, the two-disk Special Editions of the Blu-ray and DVD releases include a little animated feature called the "Zinco Epilogue", which serves to tell us that scientists went to Rasputin's Mausoleum from the first film. Here, Rasputin and Karl Ruprecht Kroenen are eventually shown to return from the dead. Edit

  • "Mein Herz Brennt" by German industrial metal band Rammstein. The music at the start is from Gustavo Santaolalla's score for Babel. Edit

  • Unfortunately, Mr. Beltrami had other commitments and was unable to write the score for this movie. However, Danny Elfman signed on to write the score with the promise that he will stay true to the original music from the first movie. Edit

  • Professor Broom is seen in a flashback at the beginning of the film reading a story to a much younger Hellboy. Edit

  • In the first movie, it was a decision by the studio to have Pierce's voice for Abe Sapien instead of Doug Jones. The reason for this is that they hoped to bank on Pierce's name bringing in more people to the theater. This backfired when he refused to take credit for what he felt was truly Doug Jones' role and as such never promoted the movie, nor did he do any interviews or go to the premiere. Since Universal produced this movie instead of Sony or Revolution, they allowed Jones to do the voice of Abe, and Pierce wasn't asked to return. For the record, Pierce tried to modulate his voice to sound like Jones when he did the looping sessions for the first movie. Edit

  • No one. Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola have both stated that when Ron no longer wants to play Hellboy, there will be no more movies. Fortunately, Perlman stated in an interview with Wizard magazine shortly after the film's release that he would never get tired of playing Hellboy. He just requested a couple of years in between films to recuperate, he said that the role exhausts him more than anything he has ever done, but he loves doing the movies. Only time will tell if he truly wants to continue the series. Edit



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