Stars: Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair

They say: A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

We say: Technically, Hellboy's a Nazi. But so what? The gung-ho brute kicks arse in this X-Men-flavoured monsterthon. Bone-crunching scraps and a pyromaniac only take it the right side of ridiculous.

Extras: There's a three disc special for the directors cut crammed full of goodies, gents. It includes a never-seen-before extended version of the film (a full 10 mins), set visits and commentaries a plenty. Definitely worth the extra dosh.