I must admit that it took me a while to get into Park Chan-wook’s latest due to its unfocused and jarring comedic tone but once it got to its 2nd act, I became more invested by its plot. Not perfect, but it’s still an engaging and stylish film.
I think we have found this decade’s THE PUNISHER: WAR ZONE. While it doesn’t have the sophistication or personal touch of the Guillermo del Toro films, this reboot of the HELLBOY series has its own tone/vibe that makes it stand on its own as a film. It’s messy, gory, insane, weird and very entertaining. Imagine it this way: if The Cannon Group did a version of HB, it would be this. Whether that’s a good thing or bad thing, I’ll leave it up to you. For me personally, I had a really fun time with it.