Weekend Movie Guide: Go to Hell
Good to have Hellboy back, but can we get better make-up for Abe? | Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures
Hellboy was one of the real surprises of 2004--a rollicking interpretation of the Dark Horse comic featuring a knockout performance by Ron Perlman in the title role and great turns by Selma Blair and Doug Jones/David Hyde Pierce as his fellow do-gooders. The whole crew returns in Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Freed from the strictures of an origin story, expect wall-to-wall action expertly staged by ace director Guillermo del Toro.
Brendan Fraser is an actor who will probably never get the credit he deserves. When you look at his resume, there's really a fascinating mix of performances: Gods and Monsters, The Quiet American, Blast from the Past....er, Scrubs. While Journey to the Center of the Earth appears to be little more than a generic family film, Fraser will almost certainly add something interesting to the mix. And new 3-D is cool.