Going to see Hellboy at the Princess tonight. C hasn’t seen it yet, and I figured it’d be worth another 6 bucks to see that film. Everytime a friend calls and said “Let’s go see Hellboy,” I’m right there. This will be the third time I’ve seen it, and I get a chance to pick up on several things I may have missed in the previous screenings. I’m really not a big follower of the comic, but I used to collect some Darkhorse titles, so I’m fond of the publisher.
I don’t know what it is that I enjoy so much about that film. I suppose Ron Perlman’s the biggest draw for me. He has a way of bringing character to a latex mask that few other actors have. Perhaps it’s because he’s no stranger to makeup, or that he’s played in so many odd roles over time. The film’s also got this dry sense of humour, and Hellboy’s reactions to his world are some of the film’s high points (like where he jealously throws a rock at FBI agent John Myers when it looks like he’s making a move on his girlfriend). Maybe I should just buy the DVD when it comes out, and save some money on these theatre trips.

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