Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Question: When Abe or the Princess are in the library, (but I can't remember if they are together) what is the name/author of the poem they are reading?

Answer: "In Memoriam" by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: When the Princess Nuala asks Abe what he's wearing early in the film, Abe answers "It's a breathing apparatus". But he only dons the mechanism twice in the film, and rarely wears it outside where the microbes in the air can kill him! Why even wear it?

CCARNI Premium member

Chosen answer: Why not wear it? It's clearly something that's useful to him, even if it's apparently not particularly essential. It may simply just make him more comfortable, like a human wearing a scarf in cold weather - allowing him to breathe the water that he prefers rather than air. There's never any mention that Abe can only survive for a limited time out of the water; equally, there's no suggestion that he's particularly vulnerable to atmospheric microbes. It's part of his equipment that he uses when he wishes to, that's all.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: In the scene where Hellboy breaks Johann Krauss' suit in the locker room, Johann walks away in his "gaseous" shape, merrily singing a song in German. What song is that, and what does its lyrics mean?

Answer: It's not an existing song - at least I never heard it, and I'm a pretty old German - but he sings about finding himself a cute little nurse.

Ioreth

Question: Early in the film, it appears as though Mr. Wink's metal hand can completely detach itself (note how it has to crawl back to him in the museum), yet he is killed in the Troll Market when his hand (and the chain attached) become stuck in the giant trash-compactor machine. Why did he not just detach his hand at this point, as he did earlier?

Answer: The hand never fully detaches. It still has the chain connected to it when it was crawling back at the beginning. It simply crawled back until the chain finally drew itself in long enough to pull it in faster than it was crawling.

Garlonuss Premium member

Yep that's a good answer. In the scene at the museum at the beginning of Hellboy 2, Mr Wink punched the two security guards through the door, but his hand was still attached to the chain, it never completely disconnected from the chain or his body. Then the hand turned itself around and started crawling back to wink, at which point the chain zipped the hand back up to Winx' wrist.

Question: Is the beer that HB and Abe drink a real brand name or fictitious?

Answer: Tecate is a real brand of Mexican beer.

Continuity mistake: In the first Hellboy movie, when they first show the BPRD headquarters, it reads "Newark, New Jersey". In Hellboy II, they show what is clearly the same highly distinctive building, but it now reads "Trenton, New Jersey".

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Trivia: When Prince Nuada reassembles the three pieces of the crown, the screws in the crown can be momentarily seen before a shine passes over it.

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