Ok, I have to say this film was a disappointment in so many ways, with special effects being its only saving grace. I would not have been engaged through the end otherwise.
The acting in this film is not believeable and shows nothing in way of talent or nuance. I wanted to throw something, ok I did throw my popcorn at the screen a number of times because there were so many missed opportunities. The director must have had a creative hand tied behind his back when making this film. For me it falls short dramatically, and the story is predictable with an easily anticipated and predictable ending.
I will say one thing to its favor, kids will love it. HB II is not for the cerebrally inclined or the cinma intellectual. However the film gives a sophomoric good time at its best, featuring ugly monsters and creatures.
If you are a fan of the characters you will enjoy this film. If you are a fan of quality filmmaking wait until my next review. I've provided the link below, nonethless.