Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) [Universal Studios] ISO
In 1955, a young Hellboy is told a bedtime story by his father, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (John Hurt), involving an ancient battle between humans and mythical creatures. A Goblin suggests to King Balor, King of the Elves, that he could create an unstoppable clockwork army. This 'Golden Army' of 4900 soldiers decimated the humans so mercilessly in battle that Balor regretted the army's creation and offered a truce: man would keep his cities and the creatures would keep their forests. This truce was to be part of an unspoken chain passed from ruler to heir amongst the realm of men, until the end of time itself. The truce didn't settle with Balor's son, Prince Nuada (Luke Goss), who left in exile. The crown was soon broken into three, with two of the pieces going to the Elves and the last to the humans. The Golden Army was buried and quickly became legend.
In the present, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) is having relationship issues with his girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair). The duo, along with Abe Sapien (Doug Jones), are sent to an auction house where violence has erupted by thousands of ravenous tooth fairies, which Nuada set loose as he took the first piece of the crown, which was being auctioned off. The incident led to not only Abe accidentally scanning Liz and learning that she's pregnant, but the disposal of the tooth fairies caused Hellboy to be blown out a window and exposed to the media, thus destroying the secrecy of the BPRD. Furious about this turn of events, the Washington sends down a new agent, Johann Krauss (voiced by Seth MacFarlane), to take command due to his notion of working completely by the book. While that occurs, Nuada goes to the court of his father, who fails to convince his son to avert his course of war with the humans and is forced to sentence Nuada to death. However, Balor and his entourage of Buthcher Guards are murdered by Nuada, who then takes the second piece of the crown from his stony corpse before hunting down the final piece, which is owned by his twin sister Princess Nuala (Anna Walton), with whom he possesses a magical bond; each is at least vaguely aware of what the other knows, and any wound delivered to one appears on the other as well. Investigating the tooth fairies, Johann leads a group to the Troll Market, an enormous merchant city hidden under The Brooklyn Bridge, for clues. While Hellboy and Johann ask around, Abe crosses paths with Nuala while she was looking for the map to where the Golden Army rests, quickly falling in love with her before they get attacked by Nuada's pet troll, Mr. Wink.
Hellboy arrives and his fight with Mr. Wink results in the troll's death, infuriating Nuada into unleashing an Elemental, a Forest God, on him and the city. The fight results in Hellboy realizing that people won't accept him, and also causes him to question his place in the world as Nuala is brought under BPRD protection. Back at headquarters, Abe and Nuala examine the map, but find nothing about the whereabouts of the Golden Army. Nuada uses the bond with his sister to find BPRD headquarters. When Nuala senses her brother's arrival, she burns the map, along with the canister in which it came, and hides the final piece of the crown within a book. However, Nuada reveals that the map was a misdirection and that the real map is on the canister. He removes the hot canister from the fire and burns the map into a nearby desk, uncovering the resting place of the Golden Army. Nuada kidnaps his sister and mortally wounds Hellboy in the process with his spear. Unable to remove the spear shard, Liz and Abe take Hellboy to the map's location, Northern Ireland, joined by Johann after a sudden change of heart. There, they encounter a Goblin, who brings them to an old subterranean city to take them to see someone who could remove the shard. There, Liz meets the Angel of Death, who has been waiting for their arrival. Though told that Hellboy would doom humanity if he lives, Liz pleads for Hellboy not to die. Amused by her choice, the Angel easily removes the spear shard from Hellboy's chest and Liz reveals to Hellboy that he's to be a father.
After the Goblin honors his part of the deal, Hellboy leads his team to the resting place of the Golden Army where Nuada awaits them. However, as the others learn too late, Abe had found the last piece of the crown that Nuala hid and gives it up to Prince Nuada in exchange for her life. With the crown reformed, Nuada invokes the Golden Army and has them immediately attack the agents. After a fierce battle, the agents realize that the army cannot be destroyed because they can magically reconstruct themselves. Getting an idea, Hellboy challenges Nuada for the right to the crown, but the Prince refuses, claiming that Hellboy is not of royal blood. However, his sister points out that Hellboy, being the son of the Fallen One, is therefore a prince of Hell itself and Prince Nuada is forced to accept his challenge. Hellboy defeats Nuada, but the Prince tells him he must be killed, as he will never stop fighting. Hellboy refuses and the Prince tries to attack once more with his back turned, forcing Nuala to take her own life to stop her brother. Abe rushes to Nuala's body and psychically tells her his feelings before she dies. Liz melts the crown, shutting down the Golden Army forever. As the BPRD agents leave the underground compound, Agent Manning (Jeffrey Tambor) reprimands them for their actions. To his surprise, Hellboy, Liz, Abe, and Johann all hand over their belts and announce their resignation from the bureau. As they walk away, Hellboy contemplates his future life with his baby. Liz stops and corrects him, saying "babies" and holding up two fingers, revealing that she is pregnant with twins.