Hellboy II: The Golden Army ★★★½

Despite a rather conventional plot, "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" is a very entertaining two-hour visual and imaginative feast that combines adventure, fantasy, action, humor, and drama. The two most memorable sequences are the richly detailed Troll Market and the poignant encounter with an Elemental. There are a number of noteworthy characters in the film, but none of them is as menacing and haunting as the Angel of Death.