There was some poor pacing and a few moments with bad CGI. But other than that, this was a solid film! Harbour, Lane, Graham & Kim were all great! Ian McShane delivers as always! I have to admit that I haven't seen many of Milla Jovovich's films, but she pulls off a very difficult kind of performance here. She plays the villain just tongue in cheek enough without chewing the scenery. These rolls are too often played over the top, but she manages to keep it subtle. Neil Marshall is, by far, one of the most competent directors around & unjustly underrated! Also Mignola had more creative control over this than he did over the two del Toro films; which, even though were great, got a little sappy and fairy talesque. This Hellboy goes for the gusto with the violence & embraces the speculative, weird pulp, gothic qualities of the source material. BTW, I so dug the apocalyptic creatures toward the end! They were like the cosmic horror we weren't meant to look at in Bird Box.
This film should be given a chance. Like the Solomon Kane movie; this is most likely going to be a missed opportunity for a great franchise.