The Hellboy reboot, one of the most anticipated movies this year, didn't take long to garner a divisive reaction from fans and critics alike. However, star Milla Jovovich is nonplussed by the critical reception. So far she is shrugging it off, revealing on Instagram how she's used to poor reactions to her films. Throughout her career, Jovovich has been a part of many genre films that found an audience and has the same hope for Hellboy.
"You work super hard to make something fun and entertaining and have to absorb the negative reviews by movie critics, but hey!" she wrote. "THAT’S SHOWBIZ BABY," an affirmation punctuated with a smiling emoji wearing shades.
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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😘
She named a few of her "raddest films" that have a following today but were thrashed by critics, including Dazed and Confused, The Fifth Element, Zoolander, Joan of Arc and Resident Evil. "Anyway, every one of those films is now a cult classic," Jovovich wrote. "EVERY. SINGLE. ONE." She then confidently said Hellboy "will be too. Mark my words," giving credit to her "amazing" and "talented" costars, creator Mike Mignola and director Neil Marshall.
In theaters now, 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.