Hellboy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: When Hellboy is walking at one point, holding his gun up in his left, gloved hand (just after one of the agents has said "This place is like swiss cheese"), watch the frame. It switches suddenly so his right hand (the stone one) is his left, and he's holding the gun in his "right." (00:59:40)


Continuity mistake: Hellboy tosses Dr. Manning through the quickly-closing door to escape the pendulum on the bridge - he barely makes it under. Hellboy then spends thirty seconds dodging the pendulum, but when he dives for the door it's still closing at the same point and speed - just enough for him to pass. (01:30:55)


Continuity mistake: Hellboy's oversized "Samaritan" revolver is shown to only hold 4 rounds. Yet he fires more than 4 times without stopping to reload during his fight with the first Sammael creature in the museum. (00:29:50)


Factual error: When Professor Broom puts the old pieces of paper together, the text translates to "Graveyard 16", not "Sebastian Plackba 16".

Grigory the Wanderer

Other mistake: In the scene where we see Professor Bruttenholm talking to Myers about Abe's origins, we see the professor pick up what he specifically describes as "rotten eggs" from an open bowl and place them into a tube. The eggs have been sitting out in the open the whole time, but Myers only reacts to the smell once Broom picks them up.


Revealing mistake: In the scene in the alley behind the museum where Hellboy first encounters Rasputin, Sammael has its tongue wrapped around Hellboy's arm. When Myers enters and shoots at Sammael, look closely at Myers' hands. Not only does the gun fire without him pulling the trigger, but the gun does not even recoil.


Continuity mistake: After Hellboy falls on the dumpster and sees Rasputin walking toward him, there is a smear of blood on HB's lower lip. It cuts away for a second to show him pick up his gun, and when you see Hellboy again, the blood is gone.

Mark Bernhard

Other mistake: All the time that Abe has been underwater reading multiple books at a time, he's never designed a machine to turn the pages? Even a pointer on a long arm would work serviceably. (00:19:50)


Continuity mistake: In director's cut dvd edition, toward the end of the movie, when Hellboy hits Kroenen in a head, and says, "You killed my father, your ass is mine," Kroenen's left side of a mask changes from being damaged to intact, than damaged again from different angles. (01:43:20)


Continuity mistake: At the end when Hellboy is carrying Liz off the altar she hasn't got a top on. Later after Hellboy kills the behemoth she has got a top on.


Continuity mistake: In the truck on the way to the library, Abe rises and says, "Outside...with her," and gestures. In the next shot, he's hunched over. (00:25:50)


Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when Rasputin is about to take away Liz's soul, the shot is over Rasputin's shoulder with Hellboy's front in view. We can see Rasputin's hand move from above Liz's chest to her jaw as he bends over. Then the shot changes to Rasputin's front. In this shot, the hand is back above Liz's chest and is moving to her jaw again.

Continuity mistake: When Kroenen slices the statue, the cut where the reliquary splits in half isn't close to any of his hits; his hits are toward the upper half of the statue.


Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Broom is bandaging his wound, a soldier asks him about Hell. Broom turns to look at him, but in the next shot is facing forward again. (00:10:25)


Continuity mistake: Kroenen kills the two museum guards on the balcony and they flip as they fall. The shot on Kroenen shows both landing facing up (use slowmo to see ties) and they bounce with their toes pointing up. In the next shot showing Kroenen and the other guards, the dead guards are facing down. (00:41:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Professor Broom is feeding that thing in the tank rotten eggs, you see him pick up one egg and put it in the tube. When he pushes the tube up in the next shot, you see more than one egg in the tube. (00:20:00)

Continuity mistake: On their date Myers tells Liz that Hellboy loves her. She looks up into his face, but in the next shot she's looking down again. (01:11:20)


Continuity mistake: After Liz arrives at BPRD, Myers gives Hellboy chili and tells him that nachos are on the way. A dark cat is walking up to Hellboy's left side on the bed. In the next shot, the cat in that place is black-and-white and facing away from the camera. (01:08:35)


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Hellboy and his group arrive at Graveyard 16, a shot from farther away shows the graveyard in the background and in the foreground are the 3 vehicles in which they drove up. The two smaller vehicle's roof, hood and windshield are already covered in what looks like about 1 cm of snow, although they just arrived. Such light and dry snow that appears to be falling in the scene would have been blown off the car while driving, and a layer that thick takes a lot longer to develop.

Continuity mistake: In the final scene between Hellboy and Liz, when he is telling her what he said to bring back her soul, the shots change several times between one of her face, and the back of Hellboy's head, and vice versa. Every time we see Liz's face, she is looking up into Hellboy's face, but when we see the back of her head on the interspersed shots, her head is not inclined upwards at all.

Hellboy: Red means. STOP.

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Trivia: The soundtrack for this film includes a very unusual instrument: a precision-played theremin. The theremin was traditionally used to create spooky sound effects, but it this film it's actually used for playing melody, which requires exceptional playing skill. It's most heard in the scene where the portal closes and Rasputin dies.

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Question: Why does Kroenen turn that key on his body? I thought it would be to help increase his speed but, he is very fast without turning it.

Answer: The internal machinery that powers him is clockwork. It needs to be wound like a watch every so often. He releases most of the tension when he fakes his death.

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