Thanks to Secret Movie Club my first time seeing this movie was on a crackly film print. What an absolutely stunning dream of a movie. So much scope and a clear influence on so much grand fantasy that would follow. Damn.
This thing is pregnant with style and CHOICES and really highlights the binary homogeneity of DC/Marvel. There are plenty of comic book movies I think are great, but it’s horseshit we don’t give the Del Toro HELLBOY movies more credit. This shit rocks.