The fantasy reboot of a film whose predecessor was far more successful is now available on Netflix. In contrast to the big blockbusters from Marvel and DC, this is a lesser-known comic adaptation
Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy films are among the most popular fantasy film series ever. So it was all the more disappointing for many fans when no third part was announced after the second film. Instead, there was a reboot, which received scathing feedback from many fans. Now the series is to be rescued with the next reboot.
You can now stream the unpopular but thoroughly entertaining fantasy action reboot Hellboy – Call of Darkness on Netflix.
Demons in England: That’s what the fantasy thriller Hellboy – Call of Darkness on Netflix is all about
The demon Hellboy (David Harbour) was supposed to herald the end of the world. However, after being found and raised by Trevor Bruttenholm (Ian McShane), he fights for the survival of mankind
When the Blood Queen Nimue (Milla Jovovich) appears in England, Hellboy is sent there. Together with his comrades-in-arms Anna (Sasha Lane) and Ben (Daniel Dae Kim), he is tasked with preventing Merlin’s wife from bringing about the end of the world.
50 million flop: After the Hellboy disaster, the next reboot of the fantasy series is already planned
Hellboy had already been filmed twice before this installment. In Hellboy and Hellboy II – The Golden Army, Ron Perlman played the demon with the stone hand. These two parts were more successful than the reboot and won over more viewers and critics alike. In contrast, very few people were convinced by the reboot with Stranger Things star David Harbour. Many fans would have preferred a sequel from Guillermo del Toro.
On Moviepilot, the first two Hellboy films have a solid rating of 6.7 and 6.6, whereas the reboot scores a bitter 5.2 out of 10. The film was also a flop at the box office: it cost 50 million to make and only grossed 55 million. To be considered profitable after deducting the production budget, marketing costs and the like, it would have had to bring in a lot more.