“Hellboy 2” is a visual treat, with many interesting alien creatures and some top-notch action. The film also manages to humanize Hellboy a lot, the tough-as-nails fighter who is on the right side but tends to be a bit cranky. He does love Liz though, and she has a surprise for him which the audience learns right away but he doesn’t until film’s end.
Ron Perlman is quite good in the title role and thanks to a father who raised him well, this demon-like creature fights for the good guys. There is an interesting plot concerning Prince Nuada (Luke Goss) and Princess Nuala (Anna Walton) who are twins, have a deep connection, and yet are on opposing sides. Whatever happens to one of them physically in turn happens to the other one.
However, despite the very imaginative plot and the eventual revelation of the Golden Army, a visual treat, the movie contains some strong language, and we are unable to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.