Blade II Reviews
January 17, 2015
I really like the whole Blade trilogy
January 5, 2015
This could have been a decent movie if they did not go for the cheapest, most cliche action dialogue possible
Also there are numerous confusing moments such as :
Blade throws UV lamp grenade in sewer water
Vampires break van sunroof and disappears
Inconsistent infection time of supporting characters
Confusing villain motivation
Immensely obvious jumpscares
December 27, 2014
Unlike most people I think this is pants compared to the original - given that the whole thing revolves around "ooh I'm teaming up with my enemy" and then just snarking for over an hour. First one was better.
December 9, 2014
Exciting and creepy, Guillermo Del Toro's take on "Blade" is satisfying even though it has its own fault like plot holes, uncaring characters, and a story that almost resembles the first. Still, it brings enough creepiness factor and a few awesome action sequences to keep us invested throughout the film. Snipes will always be the best Blade.
December 7, 2011
not as good as the first
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November 12, 2014
My fave from the trilogy! It's got the coolest fight scenes, story, character design and soundtrack! And the best part of it all, Guillermo del Toro is the man!
October 27, 2014
I honestly did not know it was Guillermo del Toro who directed Blade II until the moment I saw Ron Perlman and detailed and almost breathtaking, if not disgusting enough, anatomization of a Reaper's body. With the team of del Toro and David Goyer, it is almost a winning team!! Norman Reeduss is badass!!
October 10, 2014
I've made a commitment to rewatch all three Snipes Blade films. I think this one gets higher marks than deserved because of the striking Del Toro visuals, however it's full of sound and fury and is merely posturing to look cool. Everyone, however, is earnest enough in their roles to make it professional, slick and diverting.
September 30, 2014
Guillermo Del Toro directed and it's really a much better film than the first one.
September 5, 2014
Under-rated and still highly effective film thanks to a superb cast & brilliant direction by Guillermo del Toro. Wesley Snipes gives one of his best lead performances, using his natural charisma & martial-arts prowess to give Blade the swagger of a character who not only is good at vampires but enjoys it. He gets a great cast to back him up, with Luke Goss making an imposing villain as Nomak while Kristofferson returns to give his grudging wisdom. The only downside is that some of the cast feels shortchanged (the great Donnie Yen is under-used as Snowman). Behind the camera, Del Toro delivers an atmospheric and scary experience. Blood & gore have never been more beautiful, while the Reapers have a nice Nosferatu quality to them. The action is top notch as well, with the final battle between Nomak & Blade being one of the best superhero fights ever filmed. One of the best vampire movies in recent memory and one of the best comic book movies to date.
September 2, 2014
Awesome sequel 2 the original film. I love both blade 1 and 2 can you blush? Great line.
August 6, 2014
See "Blade Trinity" review.
October 21, 2006
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.
June 13, 2007
a great sequel that surpasses the first. whistler being back is a big help. Intense and fun. Makes me wonder what Del Toro could have done with Trinity
December 21, 2013
Once it's on you don't turn it off, it's just getting it on thats the problem for me.
June 11, 2014
Best in the Blade trilogy, but probably Del Toro's worst film.
May 28, 2014
It was the Blade character, acted to perfection by Snipes, that breathed life into Marvel films... don't ever forget that!
January 10, 2013
Builds off of the first film wonderfully, and ups the story and action
April 10, 2014
Definately, shows the evolution of Blade but also it kind of shows the evolution of Vampires too.
May 30, 2007
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.