I never rise to Junior's level of love for del Toro because there's always something that holds me back. Usually it's the script. Pacific Rim and the Hellboy films have a pretty deaf ear for comedy, and there's a lot of attempts in those films. Sometimes it's the casting, which often has a couple of duds, like Charlie Hunnam. He's actually okay here. Outclassed, but he doesn't drag the film down like he does Pacific Rim.
So we get to the end here and after all the cool/classy Art Direction and the actor-intensive build-up we climax with nothing more than a dressed up stalk and stab sequence. I love The bottom of Chastain's dress as it floats down the stairs and the shot Junior mentions, but the core is uninspired. Movie stars hacking away at each other. It's not bad, but it's not a film working at a higher level either, and I want a little more from someone who has the talent to be a master filmmaker. I would've preferred something more along the lines of The Devil's Advocate. The scenery is delicious. Let the cast chew it up.