With the recent film adaptation of Hellboy now in theaters, critics have had a lot to say – and it hasn’t all been good. The movie currently has a 13 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is certainly disappointing given the longstanding fan affection for the comic book.
Nevertheless, according to Vulture, the comic’s creator, Mike Mignola, does not plan to read reviews of the movie.
“I’m aware of the reviews, but I have decided not to read the reviews," he explained. "I’m anxious to hear what the fans think of the film. I certainly want the fans to be happy. But, no, I’m gonna stay away from the reviews."
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He went on to explain more about his views on online negativity, saying, “I mean, the internet is so much more of a toxic place than it was ten years ago when we had the last movie out there. It’s been quite an ugly experience seeing just how different the internet response or the internet rumor mill, all that stuff … It’s just a different planet than it was ten years ago.”
Now in theaters, director Neil Marshall’s Hellboy stars David Harbour as Hellboy, Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Milla Jovovich as Nimue, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida and Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio.