WHAT WAS GOOD?
Just like with Hellboy (2004), director Guillermo del Toro's love for the character oozed out of every scene of the movie, making the sequel a superior follow-up. Whereas the first Hellboy film introduced dark monstrous villains, Hellboy 2 bathed itself in fairytale delights, with characters that seemed as if they were plucked from a beautiful nightmare. From the opening 'bedtime story' scene to Hellboy's final showdown with Prince Nuada, Hellboy 2 was Guillermo unleashed and the result was a tour de force of myth, magic and mayhem. And at The Comics Code we don't use the phrase tour de force lightly.