If you were hoping that more reviews would increase the Rotten Tomatoes score of the Hellboy 2019 reboot, well, you're wrong. After 58 reviews, the movie is sitting at a woefully bad 12%, and the fact that it's coming out after Shazam and before Avengers: Endgame almost guarantees that it's going to bomb in the box office.
So yeah, if you want to see a solid comic book movie, you're better off re-watching Shazam. Granted, this is an r-rated movie that's going for the gore and that will likely get some excited. It's not for kids, so edgy college kids will definitely want to check this out. Plus, Venom did well despite a low Rotten Tomatoes score, though it wasn't THIS low.
Considering how solid some of the trailers were, the review scores are really depressing. Fans of the Dark Horse comic books may still want to check it out since critics aren't right about everything, but they may want to do so with low expectations. Most of us were expecting this to be lesser than the Guillermo del Toro movies, but not by this much.
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 comes out on April 12.
Via Rotten Tomatoes