>>107157773>Oh lord, he's admitting that he only thinks Hellboy doesn't quip because of indie street cred.
mate what the actual fuck are you talking about, it being the first non-big two book doesn't have anything to do with how awful the movie is.
Why do you refuse to accept such a simple concept that maybe some people ascribe value to words differently than you, and that within a community, new meanings for new sentences will arise. Just consider how "cheese pizza" means one thing here and another anywhere else, or how "cope" or "based" are used here.
And again, I'm conceding you that ON /co/ IN PARTICULAR, quip is interchangeable to whedonism, when the truth is, most people I talk about comic movies, will understand what I mean when I say "Hellboy doesn't quip".>>107157811
He quit the BPRD years before any of the events portrayed in the movie, he never met Ben Daimio, his father was dead by then (btw he was never an immotal alien or whatever) and so on and so forth
But still, these things don't bother me as much as the tone of the movie, which turns Hellboy into a snarky teenager cracking one liners as he genocides the giants, Daimio into some pretty-boy SSJ, Alice into 70s Jean Grey but even vaguer and Bruttenholm into a mix of Thadeus Ross and an earthworm, not to mention Lobster Johnson into one of the Mystery Men.>>107157843
While I do agree with the first part of your post, those movies did very well in domestic markets besides the small-but-warm reception.>>107157850
It's anti-climatic and a bit rushed, there was enough for let's say, 10 editions, but Mignola clearly wants to go paint his skulls and even if TDYK was complete and unredeemable shit, I'm content with both Hell on Earth and Hellboy in Hell as closure for most things.