"Films are good. Films are bad. Films are what we always have." - Abraham Lincoln (probably)
God Universal want to spin this off with 'Fast and Furious' SO bad...
I should be livid. If you'd have told me this is what would become of my favourite film of all time I'd probably tell you I don't want to live on this planet anymore. Yet here we are. It's FINE. It's dumb, loud, nonsense that has some nice ideas tucked away in the ridiculousness of it all and desperately needed a re-write and someone to say "no...that's dumb". But, it's fine. Serviceable. Competently made. And still a teensy bit more interesting than superhero movies. Getting close though.
"I don't think they want anything"
Too many times it's frustrated me how the majority of science fiction films that deal with extraterrestrial life struggle to portray it as anything other than in a physical being. We're supposedly special in our humanoid form, yet films often portray aliens in similar ways. Garland throws that out the window and stamps on it.
Annihilation is cold, brash and unnerving with a wonderful second half that makes me question so much of what…
Whilst it's not the garbage fire it's made out to be, Hellboy is definitely far from a good film. It's loud, nonsensical with an awful plot and sense of pacing, weird jarring tonal shifts and disturbing clashes of editing and directing styles that clearly illustrate the problems during production.
With that in mind however, four or five scenes definitely benefit from Marshall's eye and feature some great practical effects - so it's not a total loss.