The first part ( 2h) is really good much better than the latter, with Raul Ruiz being a real tryhard on setting every single scene in a way it completely fits the story ( even if some shots are too exploited, like the full body). The narrative is good too like a victorian novel set in portugal, with an orphan a priest a tetric mansion and a Heathcliff esque character. The ending aldo mind blowing makes the whole final 2hours (wich arent really great aldo still good) completely unnecessary.
Definitely an improvement even if its not that elegant at first. Practical effects will always be better than CGI. He should have bought a beagle. Ruby rose amazing without saying a word. Keanu reeves its still a puppy even if his covered in hair and martial arts. Fun fast and twisting , it's nothing out of this world but its a good action movie, much better than any other recent ones.