Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Dark Horse Comics character Hellboy. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro and is a sequel to the 2004 film Hellboy, which del Toro also directed.

Ron Perlman reprises his role as the titular character. The film was commercially released on July 11, 2008 in the United States and Canada by Universal Pictures.

Plot: In Christmas of 1954, a young Hellboy is told a bedtime story by his adoptive father, Trevor Bruttenholm (John Hurt), involving an ancient war between man and magical creatures, all started by man’s greed. The master of the goblin blacksmiths built a golden mechanical army for King Balor (Roy Dotrice), the one-armed king of Faerie. The Golden Army devastated the humans so mercilessly that Balor forged a truce with them to stop the bloodshed: man would keep his cities and the creatures would keep their forests. Prince Nuada Silverlance, son of King Balor, (Luke Goss), did not agree with the truce, and left in exile. The magical crown controlling the army was broken into three pieces, one piece going to the humans and the other two kept by the elves, so the Golden Army could never be used again.
IGN named Hellboy II: The Golden Army Best Fantasy Movie of 2008, also receiving the same honor at the 2008 Scream Awards. At the end of 2008, Rotten Tomatoes listed the film as Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy in their 10th Annual Golden Tomato Awards. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Makeup but unfortunately lost to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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