In my humble opinion the new trailer for Hellboy II: The Golden Army kicks ass. I know that some of you may think that my trip to the set and multiple interviews with Guillermo del Toro have colored my opinion, but keep in mind that I was the CHUD guy who wasn’t completely sold on the first film. Everything that I’ve seen from this one, though, tells me that this is going to be THE superhero movie of July.

I especially love all the monsters on display. I was lucky enough to see a lot of them in real life when I visited the set of the Troll Market (which is where you see a lot of the beasts milling about in the trailer), and it’s amazingly cool that Guillermo did most of the monsters practically. If you’re going to be in New York two weekends from now, try to get to the New York Comic Con – you might get a chance to see some more cool things from this film and with these monsters.

Click here to see the trailer for yourself. I can’t wait.