Was intending to see Hellboy 2 anyway based on the first one, which I rented thanks to either the podcast or this board. I think the guys' favorable review yesterday pushed me to see it.
I spent fourty-five minutes in the blistering Texas heat waiting to buy an iPhone 3G for Jerry. After sweating off a couple of pounds, all I wanted to do was sit in a cool theater. Ironically, given Hellboy 2's titular temperature, it was perfect for that.
I thought this second one was better than the first, but that may have to do with seeing it at the theater versus at home. For some reason, I take a movie more seriously in the theater. It's so easy to scoff at the silliness in a movie at home, where it's easier to get caught up in a movie in the theater.