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The Lounge => Media and Inspiration => Topic started by: Dr Rotwang! on December 20, 2007, 08:07:32 pm

Title: "Awww, CRAP."
Post by: Dr Rotwang! on December 20, 2007, 08:07:32 pm
Hellboy II Trailer! (http://media.movies.ign.com/media/041/041373/vids_1.html)

Hellboy, Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien and Johann Krauss of the BPRD versus fugly monsters, evil fairy-things, stone giants and, apparently, The Rivendell Rejects!

Stuff breaks!  Doug Jones speaks!  More stuff breaks!  Gratuitous-but-subtle nod to John Landis! Some other stuff gets broken!  Bigger gun!  Property damage!  

Doc Rotwang! sez check it out.
Title: "Awww, CRAP."
Post by: Spike on December 20, 2007, 09:39:09 pm
I'll check it in a moment, but they better not have gratuitiously replaced actors....

Yaknowhaddimean?
Title: "Awww, CRAP."
Post by: Werekoala on December 20, 2007, 10:39:47 pm
Great googly-moogly!
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Post by: Ian Absentia on December 20, 2007, 10:59:45 pm
Last year there was an interview on NPR with Guillermo Del Toro, mostly talking up his last film, Pan's Labyrinth.  When asked what he most hoped would come of the film, he happily answered that he hoped it would make enough money to help him underwrite the making of Hellboy II.  The interviewer, dumbfounded, asked him if he was kidding, and he just as happily replied that he was totally serious.

I loved Pan's Labyrinth.  I'm glad to see that Del Toro's wish came true. :)

!i!
Title: "Awww, CRAP."
Post by: Werekoala on December 20, 2007, 11:04:24 pm
Also, for the record - I think immolation would be a small price to pay, if you catch my drift. ;)
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Post by: Ian Absentia on December 21, 2007, 12:26:07 am
Quote from: Spike
...they better not have gratuitiously replaced actors....

Yaknowhaddimean?
I'm afraid that I don't.  Kelsey Grammer makes a kick-ass Hellboy.

!i!
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Post by: Koltar on December 21, 2007, 12:31:28 am
Quote from: Ian Absentia
I'm afraid that I don't.  Kelsey Grammer makes a kick-ass Hellboy.

!i!



He did alright as BEAST in that last X-mEn movie.

 Still , I think Ron Perlman does a pretty good job.

Love that Del Toro is at heart is just a big fanboy like the rest of us.

Some of those interviewers should realize that sometimes a director or moviemaker does something because they want to have fun too. (and they figured out that the rest of us might pay a movie ticket price for that kind of fun)


- Ed C.
Title: "Awww, CRAP."
Post by: Dr Rotwang! on December 22, 2007, 02:13:53 pm
Quote from: Ian Absentia
Last year there was an interview on NPR with Guillermo Del Toro, mostly talking up his last film, Pan's Labyrinth.  When asked what he most hoped would come of the film, he happily answered that he hoped it would make enough money to help him underwrite the making of Hellboy II.  The interviewer, dumbfounded, asked him if he was kidding, and he just as happily replied that he was totally serious.
I used to think Del Toro was pretty awesome.  This little anecdote, however, drags him straight up to badass.
Title: "Awww, CRAP."
Post by: Ian Absentia on December 22, 2007, 03:47:08 pm
You know, I sort of mis-remembered the interview -- it was almost a year ago. I found the archived file, though:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7000935 (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7000935)

Go straight to 41:00 (it's a 45 minute interview), and they light right into talking about Hellboy.  Del Toro is positively animated when he discusses the topic.  The whole interview is pretty cool, though.

!i!
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Post by: Spike on December 28, 2007, 03:58:38 pm
I downloaded the largest file, but my stupid computer refuses to show me the money... er.. .the trailer.

So: I liked Kelsey Grammer as Beastman, but his polished erudite Schtick seemed the prefect match anyway. I will have to trust that he'll make a good Hellboy.  I for one, still dislike on GP the swapping of actors. Even if the swap is a good one, it breaks continuity when ya watch 'em back to back. Then there is the whole 'who was the better X' arguements that inevitably follow, the broken hearts, the tears, the makeup sex....

... wait. Maybe...


Nah.
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Post by: David R on December 28, 2007, 06:39:40 pm
Why do all movie elves look as though they get their hair from the same wig shop?

Regards,
David R
Title: "Awww, CRAP."
Post by: Ian Absentia on December 28, 2007, 06:49:33 pm
Quote from: Spike
So: I liked Kelsey Grammer as Beastman, but his polished erudite Schtick seemed the prefect match anyway. I will have to trust that he'll make a good Hellboy.
No, no.  I was kidding.  That's totally still Ron Perlman as Hellboy. :p

!i!
Title: "Awww, CRAP."
Post by: Dr Rotwang! on December 28, 2007, 11:19:31 pm
Someone asked Chuck Norris if he thought he could play Hellboy.  

"I'm not sure I could do it as well as Ron Perlman, frankly," he replied with a shrug, and went back to skinning a beluga whale with his bare hands.