Thanapat Poonsapya’s review published on Letterboxd:
Somehow, this manages to improve on the first film in every way. Not sure if this has to do with this being the next thing del Toro made right after Pan's Labyrinth, it is as if he's gained more experience and confidence, and has finally being able to let it all out in this film.
The fights are way better, the characters much more refined, and the visuals completely del Toro. It's awesome!