HELLBOY: David Harbour Blames Del Toro Fans for Reboot’s Failure
Last year we were hit with The Descent and Doomsday director Neil Marshall’s R-rated reboot of Hellboy starring David Harbour (Stranger Things). It wasn’t a hit. To say the least. As you know.
And today we hear that Harbour blames Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army director Guillermo del Toro for the flick’s failure. Well, he blames Del Toro’s FANS that is.
He says: “I think it failed before we began shooting because I think that people didn’t want us to make the movie and for some reason, there was like a big… Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman created this iconic thing that we thought could be reinvented and then they certainly – the loudness of the internet was like, “We do not want you to touch this.” And then we made a movie that I think is fun and I think had its problems but was a fun movie and then people were just very very against it and that’s people’s right but I learned my lesson in a lot of different ways.”
Sounds like excuses to this guy. And who needs them anyway? I enjoyed the reboot. True Story. Baba Yaga kicked all the ass and I thought Harbour was charming as all … wait for it… Hell. What did YOU think? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language, the reboot begins when the legendary half-demon Hellboy encounters Nimue the Blood Queen, an ancient resurrected sorceress who’s out to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy soon becomes hell-bent on stopping Nimue.
It sports a 17% rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: “Bereft of the imaginative flair that made earlier Hellboys so enjoyable, this soulless reboot suggests Dante may have left a tenth circle out of his Inferno.” Damn, critics, tell us how you really feel!