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Can’t wait to check in with tomorrow at 5pm
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Can't wait to chat about Hellboy! Definitely a wild ride!
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We have so many HELLBOY thoughts! Join us at 5 Pm to follow along!
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Get your horns ready! See you all at 5!!
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See ya in 10 minutes Hellboys and girls!
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What did you think
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Here we go!!!
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Mom! I am DYING to know what you thought!
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And let’s me very honest—we are NOT the target demo for this movie
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*be
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Confusing . Is the Sorceress also the Blood Queen? That the first of 100 questions
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I mean yeah—she’s also the 5th element!
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Supreme being!
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Huh
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Haha it was a 5th element reference. You aren’t a ‘90s kid so you wouldn’t get it
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She’s not Supreme they chopped her up and it took 1500 years to sew her back up
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Hahaha
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That was the most gruesome scene
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People are always trying to mess Milla up
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Mary Murphy
So what as with all the beheadings
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Meg Swertlow
I thought you did a good job as Nimue
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I mean the movie was BRUTAL
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And Boring
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it was just blood and heads
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And limbs being ripped off
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It turns out the drama behind the scenes was more interesting than on screen
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By the end some crazy monster is ripping everyone in half and you are so desensitized to all the gore you are yawning.
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Ok you don’t want to gossip
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Oh look—that guy got split in half. That’s nice.
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Haha yes! There was some MAJOR drama off set
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Mary Murphy
The director got fired? Right
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He should have been fired for making Hellboy look like The Hulk
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Producers, director Neil Marshall, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola—all fighting
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Then that is what we really saw on screen. Mass confusion
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It was a mess
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I think Neil Marshall actually just left filming and didn’t come back
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He was like—peace out!
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I was so confused when I left the theater and I don’t blame it on the star
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I read people were fighting about everything including the tree
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Who cares if he’s not Ron Perelman
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I love David Harbour
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The tree? Oh people - get a life
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But this movie is not Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman
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Barbour is great in Stranger Things
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Did I misspell Pearlman ?
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Harbour did a good job but it’s like you couldn’t even notice him
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You misspelled it TWICE
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If people don’t stay for the credits they won’t know it’s him
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PERLMAN
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I give
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Google is your friend, Mom
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I’m trying to be weighty not spell champ
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If you do go—which honestly you shouldn’t—stay for credits
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There’s a bonus scene
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No one is going to stay
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We did.
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Sadly.
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I’ll never get those two hours back.
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Mary Murphy
Why did Hellboy turn red in the middle of the film
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What?
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He was always red
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And then who were his two accomplices ? Man or beasts
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No he turned red after they shot him in the river
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Question from Willis R.
I know Guillermo del Toro directed the first 2 Hellboy movies and they were pretty well received… is this one as good? Good plot/story?
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That’s when he turned into The Hulk. That was before your era
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The movie really just didn’t need to be made
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Willis! No the plot and story isn’t very interesting
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The audience was men. Not teenagers . Just men
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The original is so fun but this is just...gore
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It was hard to get into the characters and the Hellboy character is such a great antihero. You always root for him. But they really didn’t introduce him in a way that made you really root for him
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Why? Is this what movie audiences are demanding . Blood. Gore. Monsters.
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Or anyone for that matter
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He was boring
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The scariest thing was the British accents!
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Too much exposition and not enough cool action
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Those were some BAD British accents
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Speaking of Britain. One second it was demolished then it came back together
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Hellboy 2019 was missing heart. That’s what the other had
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Did it. I can’t imagine any film about Hellboy having heart. Don’t hate me fans
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I know! Those creatures ripped apart England and then it was like JUST KIDDING everything is fine
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Kidding ! That’s funny
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The whole audience was just DUDES
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It was a Brodeo at the theater.
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Mary Murphy
The film I loved from delToro was The Shape of Water. Now that had heart and soul
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Meg Swertlow
We did talk to some people after the movie and asked them if they liked it
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Shape of Water is great! I watched it on my honeymoon!
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They said Choppy
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That was being nice
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The one woman who we asked said she’d liked it. I wanted to be like: lady, you are wrong.
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Or asleep
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It really was all over the place. So much so that you couldn’t connect with the plot or characters
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How could anyone sleep in that movie? It was SO LOUD
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Mary Murphy
Haven’t you ever been forced into unconsciousness when you are bored
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Meg Swertlow
It’s like—we get it! The dudes who made this movie love violence but could you turn it down a little?
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Mary Murphy
I think the main problem was the script
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Absolutely
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Not the actors
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And the director
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And all the in-fighting. You could tell it was all over the place
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Acting wasn’t bad at all.
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Daniel DAE Kim? Was he a cop and a leopard???
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But once del toro said he wouldn’t be doing it—they should have just scrapped the movie.
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This reboot didn’t need to be made.
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Daniel dae Kim was fine.
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There are fans of the character soot could have worked without him
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Not with that script!
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I think every movie needs to stand in its own
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If you love Hellboy you will either love a new story or be totally bummed
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Thank God David Harbor was unrecognizable
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This does NOT stand on its own.
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They will be bummed no matter what. I was bummed
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It got a 13 percent on rotten tomatoes!
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That’s like Lindsay Lohan movie bad
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Mom! We were both bummed!
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That’s not always the best barometer . It was the Wall Street Journal review that was devastating
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Poor Lindsay Lohan
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You Walked out of Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse because it was too violent. This movie has head’s getting ripped off every minute!
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Hey we saw it together that’s what matters plus I now understand the Hellboy phenomenon
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I was with my grandkids at Spiderverse. I walked out for them
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I don’t think this one is going to be a phenomenon. Total bomb—maybe
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Any other questions from those following along??
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I guess Hollywood needs to re-examine it’s thirst for reboots
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It really does. This movie didn’t need to happen.
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See you next week at the movies ..
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Thanks for following along! I feel like we went through hell this week!
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Hahaha
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See you next week where we hopefully will review something with at least a 14% rating on RottenTomatoes! Let’s shoot for the stars, Mom!
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At least no decapitations
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I think every movie we’ve seen has had decapitations! So we’ll see if we can buck the trend next week!
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Bye all! And I’ll call you later, Mom! 😉
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Mary Murphy
FYI I have been without Internet since the power outage so sorry about names misspelled. My daughter was annoyed
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Lol! MOM!
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M&M Movie Reviews: Hellboy

Mother/daughter movie critics review the anti-hero reboot

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  • Avatar for Mary Murphy
    Associate Professor, USC Annenberg; freelance writer NY Post, producer Extra TV, ET
  • Avatar for Meg Swertlow
    Award-winning screenwriter. Former writer for Eonline. @meggbot3000. @megswertlow.
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