Hellboy Milla Jovovich Comments on Hellboy’s Poor Opening Weekend Reviews

David Harbour’s Hellboy released this past weekend and the reviews…have not been so good. The comic book film has a 15% on Rotten Tomatoes with 158 reviews (although, after the review bombing for Captain Marvel, are we really counting on Rotten Tomatoes at this point?). Still, the film only made $12 million during its opening weekend, meanwhile, the film had a $50 million production budget. Still, Milla Jovovich; who plays the movie’s Blood Queen Nimue; has defended the movie, as we know many cult classics don’t always open to rave mainstream reviews:

“It’s always stressful on opening weekend and ‘Hellboy’ is no different. You work super hard to make something fun and entertaining and have to absorb the negative reviews by movie critics, but hey! That’s showbiz, baby. All I’m gonna say before going to bed is this: All my raddest films have been slammed by critics. It’s fucking hilarious. ‘Dazed and Confused’? Seriously? Classic movie. ‘The Fifth Element’! You would have thought that was the worst movie ever made if you read the reviews in like ‘98. ‘Zoolander’? Slammed. ‘Joan of Arc’? Disaster. ‘Resident Evil’? Let’s not even go there. Anyway, every one of those films is now a cult classic. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. And this will be too. Mark my words.”

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It’s always stressful on opening weekend and @hellboymovie is no different. You work super hard to make something fun and entertaining and have to absorb the negative reviews by movie critics, but hey! THAT’S SHOWBIZ BABY.😎 All I’m gonna say before going to bed is this: All my raddest films have been slammed by critics. It’s fucking hilarious. Dazed and Confused? Seriously? Classic movie. The Fifth Element! You would have thought that was the worst movie ever made if you read the reviews in like ‘98😂. Zoolander? Slammed. Joan of Arc? Disaster. Resident Evil? Let’s not even go there. Anyway, every one of those films is now a cult classic. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. And this will be too. Mark my words. Why? 1. Because of the amazing actors. David Harbour. Ian Mcshane. Daniel Dae Kim. Sasha Lane. They are all so damn wonderful and talented, the movie is worth seeing just because they’re in it, especially one that’s so much fun to experience as this is. 2. @mikemignola who created the #Hellboy comics helped write the script and was on set every single day to make this film as close to his vision as possible. 3. It was directed by one of the greats. #NeilMarshall who brought us “The Descent”. One of the greatest horror movies ever. Trust me, you’re gonna have a blast watching the new @hellboymovie. I mean, one critic said “it’s a loud, gory mess only a teenager would love.”😂👍🏼👊🏼HELL yea Hellboy! Let’s have some fun! And with that, I wish you all a good night! Xo m😘

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She isn’t wrong – there’s so many movies that become fan favorites or cult classics and actually have a very poor run in theaters among the mainstream audience. Our own Cainan saw Hellboy and quite enjoyed it, so you can check out his review here and I had the fortune of speaking with Douglas Tait, who plays one of the creatures in the movie and you can listen to that here.

Have you seen Hellboy? Do you agree or disagree with the rating it’s getting?

Source: Indie Wire