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‘Hellboy’ Review: A Superhero Reboot Restaged as Its Own Bloody Hell

‘Hellboy’ Review: A Superhero Reboot Restaged as Its Own Bloody Hell

Once upon a time, after Tim Burton let his freak bat-signal fly but before every cape came with a free cinematic universe, superhero movies were a grungy, pulpy business. Go back and watch the ’90s stuff, like Blade or Spawn or The Crow. There was something kind of grindhouse-ish about a lot of them, even as they aspired for A-list blockbuster status; producers had figured out that people would go see comic book characters onscreen who weren’t Batman or Spider-Man, but assumed no one would take them that seriously (yet). Especially if,

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