Lionsgate’s Hellboy reboot opened last weekend to scathing reviews and proved to be a dud at the box office, debuting in third place with just $12 million as the Neil Marshall-directed fantasy adventure failed to resonate with audiences.
Actress Milla Jovovich – who plays the villainous Queen of Blood – has already spoken out against the critics, claiming that Hellboy will soon be considered a cult classic, and now in this extract from the latest episode of The Flickering Myth Podcast, our writer EJ Moreno offers his own (half-hearted) defence of the movie. Check it out in the player below, and listen to the entire episode of the podcast here…
Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action-packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, “Stranger Things”) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil series), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.
Hellboy sees Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) directing Stranger Things star David Harbour in the lead role alongside Ian McShane (American Gods) as Professor Bruttenholm, Sasha Lane (American Honey) as Alice Monaghan, Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) as the Queen of Blood, Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O) as Major Ben Daimio and Penelope Mitchell (The Vampire Diaries) as Ganeida.