Halloween 2021: Day 5

Hellboy (2004)

Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of the Mike Mignola comics about a demon summoned by Nazis who grows up to fight evil (and sometimes sky squids) holds up very well, despite being old enough to have already seen one reboot. The cast have great chemistry and all turn in strong performances, though it would be nice if Liz (Selma Blair) had been given slightly more to do. The set and creature designs are, as usual, immaculate, and the script has a great mix of action, emotion, and humour.