- Direction: Neil Marshall
- Actors: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich
- Rating: 2 / 5
Fifteen years after director Guillermo del Toro introduced the titular anti-hero to mainstream audiences, the muscle-bound, crimson-skinned Hellboy remains humanity’s last and best hope for salvation.
The reboot pits him (David Harbour, taking over Ron Perlman’s signature role) against a medieval sorceress (Milla Jovovich) bent on obliterating humankind. Incoming director Neil Marshall (The Descent) relies on technological razzmatazz to distract our attention from the lack of genuine thrills. Worse, the film has no emotional core.