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July 12, 2008


DB Ellis

I saw HELLBOY 2 yesterday. So far, its my favorite film of the summer.

It will be interesting, once I buy the DVD (as I'm sure I will), to analyze it more thoroughly. There are so many influences being drawn on in the Hellboy Mythos. The most obvious and most interesting to me is the Lovecraftian/Cthulhu element.

I wonder, though, what do you make of the fact that we see much of the diabolic in Hellboy but little or no evidence of the divine. There was what appears to be a fallen angel---but no good angels, no good deities---any such beings seem much less in your face than their evil counterparts. I wonder if that was deliberate on the part of Mignola and Del Toro.

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