Review: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

Now that Guillermo del Toro made name for himself with the independent and critically acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth, a Hellboy sequel seems to be the right choice to make (according to Universal, buying the rights from Sony because they deemed the Hellboy franchise not profitable).
Well, you have a superhero movie with a lot of fantasy elements, but it’s really nothing more than that. Character depth is not to be found and story hobbles along with no real danger looming over us (or none apparent, at least). Action is just okay, but no eye-openers anywhere in sight.
With no wow-factors, it kind of feels like a let down (especially compared to the low budget sweet movie that Pan’s Labyrinth was).6½.

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