- Mar 13, 2010
- Reaction score
I agree though Harbors rendition is the closest we’ve got to the actual comics ever put to film….sadly I also agree this will probably be the last time we will see HB on the silver screen, which is truly sad because there is a plethora of incredible stories that haven’t been told that are all worthy of the opportunity.
del Toro's version was my entry into Hellboy, and got me into the comics and novels. Only then did I realise that del Toro had taken so many liberties and made Hellboy and his world his own rather than Mignola's.
Marshall's version, while too densely compacted with multiple storylines, was a lot closer to the comics. It's a virtual love letter to Mignola in many regards. With more backing and less interference the film could've been unpacked and extended into a series.