Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Guillermo Del Toro has a knack for special effects – especially the fantasy sort in the cool animated intro – but almost everything after that point disappoints, from the sad “world turns against Hellboy” excuse for a subplot to the romance to even the major action set piece, featuring an overgrown, out-of-control houseplant. The fancy visuals would be better viewed with the volume on mute.