Parents' Guide to

Hellboy: Blood and Iron

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Demonic fun, but scarier than prior installment.

Movie NR 2007 75 minutes
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Based on 3 parent reviews

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violence and escapism

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Too much violence

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Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Just because it's a cartoon, don't think HELLBOY: BLOOD AND IRON is automatically OK for kids. With vampires, harpies, scores of bloody ghosts, a pack of demonic wolves, and one angry snake goddess, this made-for-TV movie is pretty intense even for older tweens and teens -- and it might deliver a few decent chills to adults as well.

The two stories are fairly straightforward monster-hunting tales, but they also have interesting undertones regarding faith, which sets the film apart from so many other monster-in-the-dark features. It's definitely worth noting that this movie is heavier on demon-smashing fight scenes and is much more chilling than its predecessor, Hellboy: Sword of Storms. That film was centered on Japanese mythology and was a bit less violent and more thoughtful.

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