Milla Jovovich Defends Hellboy Against Bad Reviews: ‘All My Raddest Films Have Been Slammed’
"All I’m gonna say before going to bed is this: All my raddest films have been slammed by critics," Jovovich wrote on Instagram
The 43-year-old actress portrays Nimue the Blood Queen, a powerful sorceress who seeks to destroy mankind but is challenged by David Harbour’s Hellboy.
The R-rated film currently has a 15 percent on Rotten Tomatoes from 159 reviews, and an audience score of 63 percent.
“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.😎,” she continued. “All I’m gonna say before going to bed is this: All my raddest films have been slammed by critics. It’s f—— hilarious.”
Jovovich shared a few her most panned films, including the 1993 comedy Dazed and Confused.
“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,” she wrote. “Joan of Arc? Disaster. Resident Evil? Let’s not even go there.”
She continued, “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.”
“@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,” Jovovich wrote. “3. It was directed by one of the greats. #NeilMarshall who brought us “The Descent”. One of the greatest horror movies ever.”
Despite the bad reviews, the actress remained confident the latest Hellboy adaptation would weather the storm.
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“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!” she added. “Let’s have some fun! And with that, I wish you all a good night! Xo m😘.”
While the actress defended her latest film, the movie hasn’t performed well at the box office earning just $12 million in the U.S. and a little over $13 million internationally against a budget of $50 million.
Jovovich will next star as Artemis in the fantasy action film Monster Hunter next year as well as the film Corto Maltese and Hummingbird.
Hellboy is currently in theaters.