The 2006 Guillermo Del Toro movie is my next featured film. My favorite critic, Roger Ebert, called it a “fairy tale for grownups.” The cinematic artwork is wondrously beautiful and exhaustingly creative. Del Toro certainly has quite an imagination. The storyline involves powerful myths that speak to the heart of humanity. I’d imagine Del Toro is a fan of Joseph Campbell. The film can be a little gruesome, but I encourage the faint of heart to merely avert their eyes at the right times.
The Del Toro films “Hellboy” and “Hellboy II” should also earn honorable mentions for their creativity and wit. And the Mexican director also co-wrote one of the better op/eds in The New York Times.