Yarjka’s review published on Letterboxd:
I really enjoy this, even on rewatch. The action is stellar, but there’s perhaps too much of it. It begins to feel repetitive. I find it hard to decide which stunningly choreographed set piece should go, though.
The film deals with its themes well. Every actor imbues a sense of gravitas to their lines, even though the film gives plenty of head nods to ensure the viewer that it knows how ridiculous it all is. The initial attack employing the heavy tome of Afanasyev’s Slavic folk tales is even a symbolic nod to viewers like me who hate how the Baba Yaga story was so severely butchered in part one :)