Apparently my little brother was watching porn on my older brother’s Netflix account so he wouldn’t get caught but plot twist my older brother was doing the same thing with my younger brother’s account and now they’re both grounded and I’m the only one allowed on Netflix
So, Guillermo Del Toro recently came out in a Reddit AMA and said Hellboy 3 likely isn’t going to happen. As much as he and Ron would love to do it, there simply isn’t enough time and money to make it happen in the foreseeable future. This has bummed a lot of people out, but there’s a whole side of the Hellboy fandom that says “Good, I didn’t like the movies anyway”. Now, some of you may be thinking “How could somebody say that?”. Well people who didn’t like the Hellboy movies are comprised of two groups: cynical fun-hating critics, and hardcore fans of the Hellboy comic who were disappointed in the choices the filmmakers made. Being pretty far into the Hellboy series myself, I thought I’d take a moment to point out some of the differences that people disapproved of, and take a look at the different points of view people have regarding the Hellboy films.
First off, Abe. Many would agree that Doug Jones is a masterful actor and played Abe beautifully through all the prosthesis, but it’s the characterization of Abe that people are divided on. In the films, Abe was comparable to C-3PO, whereas in the comic he was just as fearless and stoic as Hellboy. Some fans of the comic say they made the once stern and stoic Abe into a wimpy nerd, for some people on the other hand, it’s the version of Abe they know and love, Hellboy’s warm, intellectual fish-man buddy.
As for Hellboy himself, people are again mostly unanimous that Ron Perlman was the best possible actor to portray HB, and his personality in the movies is near-identical to the comics, but it’s the story of the movies, and the differences in Hellboy’s journey that people have qualms about. Mild spoilers ahead if you intend to read the comics, btw. In the comics, Hellboy leaves the BPRD at the end of Conqueror Worm, (and the story of the BPRD continues in a separate series) in the movies, and Johann wasn’t introduced in the comics until after Hellboy left, they never interacted in the books (unless you count Itty-Bitty Hellboy, lawl).
In the comics, Liz wasn’t Hellboy’s love interest, but rather had more of a little sister relationship with him. There are also the characters of Kate Corrigan, Hecate, Baba Yaga and Roger the Homunculus, who were completely left out of the films (Roger does make a cameo as a statue, however). The first film was based on the first few volumes, but the second was an original story independent from the source material. It’s these types changes that made the films sacrilege to some fans.
Now, in my case, it’s the Hellboy films that introduced me to the comics. Looking back, there are some things I wish the films had done differently, but I’ll still remember them fondly. And while there will probably never be a Hellboy 3, I think 1 & 2 are good on their own, (There’ll probably be a re-boot within ten years anyway) and to be perfectly honest, maybe it’s for the best, I think GDT kind of wrote the series into a corner with Liz’s whole pregnancy thing. I wouldn’t have wanted the third movie to be all Shrek The Third and have little baby Hellboys. I’ll remain a fan of Hellboy/BPRD, and Guillermo will remain one of my fave filmmakers (You KNOW I’m gonna be watchin’ The Strain), but I won’t die if those two worlds never collide again. Just my personal ramblings :P
smothered by my failures
sounds about right
Drowned in ranch dressing. The way I wanna go
tortured by life. yep
Eaten out by my failures. Well then…
I prefer to use my middle name, so it would be “Drowned in the world we live in”
If I follow the “rules”, it would be “Drowned in Justin Bieber”.
Both accurate, I’m sure of it.
My grandpa will crush me.
Name your top 5 Röyksopp tracks (remixes count)
- What Else is There?
- Poor Leno
- This Must be It
- Follow My Ruins
1. De Ushuaia a La Quiaca (RYXP mix)
2. Röyksopp Forever
3. What Else Is There?
4. You Don’t Have A Clue
Don’t know if I can narrow it down to five right now, but I will say that I think Eple is one of the greatest songs ever composed.