Probably the first "so bad it's good" film I've seen from comic books, this film is the PG-13 version of Friday the 13th. On a technical aspect, it's one of the best examples of practical effects, costume design and makeup. That is the only thing that this improves on against the original. Unfortunately, the story and characters really drag the film down. Due to the success of the superman franchise, this film changed it's theme from mysterious and terrifying, to light hearted and funny. Like any bad comic book movie, it tries to tell too many stories at once, one involving arcane, one involving a girl with an obsession with plants and another detailing two kids quest to make the most forced jokes in the history of cinema. All the characters lose their touch a little. This film really should be called "Return of Arcane" as swamp thing barely features in it. The little he is in, is always some superman esc "save the day and be nice to the victims" event. The film really centres around Arcane, who is far less intelligent, and genuinely threatening than he was in the first one. Are comic reliefs are unfunny, and are damsel in distress is just that. This film came out the same year as Batman, I think I know which one I'd rather see.