Picture from Hellboy 2 The Golden Army
Overall C

When a maniacal prince (Luke Goss) from an unseen realm sets his sights on ruling the planet, it will take an equally unearthly superhero, like Hellboy (Ron Perlman), to save the world.

Violence D+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language.

Talk to your kids about…

Hellboy 2 The Golden Army

On what terms does Prince Nuada justify his war against the humans? Are his motives warranted? How does greed make a person insensitive to the needs or concerns of others?

Despite their efforts to save mankind, superheroes are often unappreciated—if not despised—by those they are helping. What examples are found in other supernatural stories? Why would someone continue to help those who don’t value his or her service?

How is Hellboy’s professional life impacted by his personal life? What do filmmakers do to portray his humanity?