definitely has some potential. the first movie was fun, but not great...this one looks a little more imaginative, and after seeing what del Toro did with Pan's Labyrinth, i'm very interested to see how the new Hellboy turns out. i really think he's improved as a director and storyteller since the original.
Is David Hyde Pierce doing the voicework for Abe Sapien? I loved his voice in that role.
i'm pretty sure that he's back...and i think it sounded like him in the trailers.