Blade II (2002)

Blade II



Critic Consensus: Blade 2 takes what works in the original and gives us more. Unfortunately, plot and character development appear to have been left on the cutting room floor.

Movie Info

Four years after scoring a box-office touchdown with Blade (1998), actor Wesley Snipes returns to portray the Marvel Comics character again in this sequel that teams him with Mexican horror director Guillermo del Toro. A half-vampire, half-human hybrid, Blade (Snipes) is a merciless vampire hunter bent on destroying the bloodsuckers that feed on humanity. The keys to Blade's success are a serum that allows him to resist the urge for blood and an array of inventive, deadly weapons, both of which … More

Rating: R (for strong pervasive violence, language, some drug use and sexual content)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: David S. Goyer, Guillermo del Toro
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2002
Box Office: $81.6M
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Critic Reviews for Blade II

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (29)

The borderline-chaotic fight scenes, set to a deafeningly loud rap-rock/heavy metal score, are directed and edited for maximum kinetic impact.

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
Top Critic

Everything gets bogged down in one spectacularly gory action sequence after another.

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Stripped down to such basics as story and dialogue, it's nothing to get excited about.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Icky, bloody vampire sequel.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

"Twilight" popularly defined vampire cinema in the Zeroes. But Team Blade could execute every last sullen Cullen. When Blade turns full vampire - suplexing and flying-elbow-dropping people like a crazy Mexican luchador - 'tis pure fanboy nirvana.

Full Review… | September 25, 2010

Kris Kristofferson reprises his role as geezer Blade sidekick as blood splashes in all directions and legions of bodies incinerate before our eyes.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Blade II

Wesley Snipes once again dons the leather overcoat, this time to join forces with an elite vampire unit to combat a race of Nosferatu-like zombie vampire hybrids who threaten to over-run both races. Blade II is essentially the vampire film's answer to Aliens with the high-octane action of the first film still in evidence but this time it is added to by Guillermo Del Toro's keen sense of style and atmosphere. The production design is fantastic and the script involving different factions constantly vying for the upper hand is far more complex than that of most superhero films (David Goyer went on to co-write The Dark Knight). My only gripe is that some of the CGI is starting to look a little dated in a similar way to the original Spiderman films, but this is a comparatively minor point. It may not be to everyone's taste, but for fans of the genre it is a visceral cocktail of vampiric gore and martial arts mayhem that action junkies and horror fans alike should not miss.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Guillermo del Toro does Blade right with Blade II.Spanning an hour and 50 minutes, there is enough entertainment value to hold everything together. Set at a decent pace, the plot details come steady and at the right times, while the story houses a good combination of action, violence, and even some drama to top it all off.The action is stylized with some great choreography, including some over the top moves backed by solid CG. The transition between CG to live action melds well during the fights scenes.Wesley Snipes is one confident Blade, thus leading to a favorable hero. Ron Perlman and Luke Goss provider some excellent supporting characters and Leonor Varela is a delight on screen. If there is a flaw in this film, it is the under utilization of Donnie Yen.Blade II comes together well, leaving a recommendable sci-fi action picture.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

It's a significant improvement from the first installment of this Marvel comic. Blade II is more darker, yet stylish but still suffers from the lack of character presentation and consistent storytelling. Wesley Snipes, once again wields the sword with a sharper edge, but still one-sided. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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