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Blade II

Blade II (2002)

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Average Rating: 6/10
Reviews Counted: 136
Fresh: 80 | Rotten: 56

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.

45

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 29
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 16

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.

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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

Sep 3, 2002

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

April 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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Everything gets bogged down in one spectacularly gory action sequence after another.

April 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Stripped down to such basics as story and dialogue, it's nothing to get excited about.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The fight scenes are fun, but it grows tedious.

April 1, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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The only dread it inspires is in the possibility that its director prefers turning human flesh into CGI-enhanced mush over exploring genuinely frightening material.

March 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Blade II is almost excessively violent -- OK, it is excessively violent -- but that's exactly what Snipes and Blade fans want. Believe me, they get it.

March 22, 2002 Full Review Source: CNN.com
CNN.com
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Icky, bloody vampire sequel.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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.

September 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Suite101.com
Suite101.com

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

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

ather than a by the numbers sequel, Director Guillermo Del Toro has changed the tone by not only significantly increasing the amount of action & fighting, but adding a little bit of humour into the mix.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

A totally gross-out film that has about as much depth as its comic-book inspiration, which is probably why it's so entertaining.

September 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

Surpassed the original in every way.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

The joy in Blade II simply comes from watching Snipes as Blade doing his thing -- destroying vampires and whipping out martial arts on whomever gets too close.

November 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

one of my favourite vampire flicks

May 19, 2008

Does anyone else miss the days when Snipes used to take chances and show his formidable stuff as both a comic and dramatic actor? Doesn't he miss those days?

July 23, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Popcorn nonsense for sure, but shot with a wit, skill and understanding of its audience all too rarely seen in the genre.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Gruseome violence, special effects, fast-moving action, and Del Torro's stylish cutting and framing can't conceal the blank space at the center of the screen, created by David Goyer's inept and uninvolving script.

May 29, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

It's so much adrenaline-pumped B-movie fun, it's nearly worth full price.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

The fast-paced action is unnervingly fast, almost dizzying. The story is thin, the plot is predictable, but Wesley Snipes carries this comic book character off with enough clever humor and self-indulgent pathos to carry it off.

February 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

The addition of just enough original ideas, has been, and hopefully will remain the key to keeping the franchise fresh, original and exciting.

February 1, 2004 Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

If only as much time was spent on the script as was spent on the fight choreography.

September 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs
Three Movie Buffs

If you are looking for any dialogue beyond 'geeyaghhh...whump...I trusted you with my men, my will, with my life... greahhhhh...smack whump crash greaaahhhhh,' you might want to skip it.

May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

Alas, when you're handed crap to start with, there's really no way to dress it up as anything but.

April 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
Killer Movie Reviews

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.
July 9, 2014
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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.
March 9, 2014
skactopus
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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
July 27, 2013
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    1. Blade: How do you feel?
    2. Whistler: Like hammered shit.
    – Submitted by Tristan H (6 months ago)
    1. Blade: You obviously do not know who you are FUCKING WITH!
    – Submitted by Alejandro O (2 years ago)
    1. Blade: Well, you didn't think I forgot about you, did you? [stabs his sword through the plexiglass and into Rush's head]
    2. Blade: [pulling the pin out of a UV grenade] You obviously do not know who you are fucking with!
    – Submitted by Kerwin M (2 years ago)
    1. Blade: You're human?
    2. Kounen: Barely, I'm a Lawyer.
    – Submitted by Kos G (3 years ago)
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