Hellboy (2004)

Yet another of the comic book franchise, this time from Dark Horse Comics (Conan, Buffy). Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro takes this one on.

This rather funny tale with great visual effects is about a little demon who is raised by a CIA agent and fights on the side of good. Rasputin, a near immortal conjurer, seeks to use Hellboy in his scheme to destroy the world. The two duke it out.

Hellboy stands out among the superhero movies that I've seen in that it is more willing to embrace humour than coolness. It's protagonist is not perfect (now a common superhero theme), but he's also not at all human except that he's been forced to fit into society and is now an extra-societal protector of society.

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