Marvel Movie Madness! Part 8: Blade II

Summary

Alex: 2003: The year the comic book movie boom really got started. Spider-Man web-slung into theaters to declare superheroes the new king of summer, and Blade II marked the first time Marvel had produced a movie deserving of a sequel. In this outing, Blade relocates to Russia searching for his left for dead mentor, Whistler. At the same time, a mutant breed of vampires rises, forcing Blade to make uneasy alliances with enemies and new sidekicks. Back to Article

Comments

Alan Smithee

Alan Smithee

Del Toro is one of the select few greats that's dabbled in the comic movie medium. Unfortunately Blade 2 has not held up so well. Still this has some of the strongest elements of the entire trilogy.

May 25 - 03:13 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

"Alan Smithee," now that's a familiar name . . . the ultimate Hollywood pseudonym.

BLADE II is the best!!!!!!! (fast-paced and a lot of GORE and Blood-spilling)

May 26 - 08:21 AM

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May 29 - 06:13 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Overall, I like this movie, but I agree that it is weaker than the first film, which is sad considering Del Toro made it.

May 25 - 03:22 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Oh, and get ready for pure suckage on Blade: Trinity, guys. The first two are at least fun and interesting; that flick is just boring and eye-rolling stupid.

May 25 - 03:22 PM

doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

Blade 2 was a great sequel. Dark, violent, and action packed. It was a satisfying follow-up to the original. The new breed of vampires were effectively creepy and the story was decent. It would've been nice to have Dr. Karen return to update the whole finding a cure subplot. But the story makes due. Glad Whistler returned. Just wish he had been given more to do.

May 25 - 03:28 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Blade 3 pissed me off so much when they decided to kill him again.

May 25 - 04:53 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I liked this one a whole lot more than the first, although the best Blade moment, for me, is still that nightclub scene in part 1. Del Toro is awesome, I love everything he's done (even Mimic), but, as with Mimic, I do agree that this is his weakest film.

May 25 - 03:54 PM

THEREWOLF

Markus Arbutina

Not a fan of this one at all. Don't like how they team up vampires with the vampire hunter.

May 25 - 04:40 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Blade 3 pissed me off so much when they decided to kill him again.

May 25 - 04:53 PM

Bloody Mathias

Mathias N/A

I've always thought this was miles ahead of the original. 8/10.

May 25 - 05:56 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

This one I liked a lot more than the first one. Del Toro is a genius.

May 25 - 06:17 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Del Toro is great, but he succumbed to hollywood sequalitis with this one. It was all flash and gimmicks and little of the first movies substance. I also agree with the articles comment that Blades mystery was killed in this one.

May 25 - 06:54 PM

Gigawatts

Kevan Brenay

I actually loved both the first and second blade films (and pretend the third one doesnt exist). I do think the second one is the best, Del Toro is simply a better director and the visual style is great!

May 25 - 07:33 PM

woundedmakers

Steven Bada

Why are THESE guys doing this Marvel Movie countdown again? Matt is the only one who has anything positive to say about the films thus far. Of course, Marvel has released PLENTY of turds-but it would have been nice to hear from some comic book film enthusiasts on each movie instead of a weightless paragraph from a couple of pretentious bloggers. If you're job is to review a film, and you cant get past the first 30 minutes of it-find a new job, dick. (and btw, I'm not sticking up for Blade 2-I barely remember it...but every day it's the same thoughtless complaints with these guys. Its grown quite irritating.)

May 25 - 08:18 PM

doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

I know what you mean. If we're gonna talk comic book movies. Let's TALK comic book movies.

May 25 - 08:25 PM

woundedmakers

Steven Bada

Exactly.

May 26 - 10:45 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

Yeah, when did the RT guys become Roeper and Ebert? lol

Jul 19 - 11:12 AM

doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

I know what you mean. If we're gonna talk comic book movies. Let's TALK comic book movies.

May 25 - 08:25 PM

woundedmakers

Steven Bada

Exactly.

May 26 - 10:45 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

Yeah, when did the RT guys become Roeper and Ebert? lol

Jul 19 - 11:12 AM

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