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Blade II Reviews

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Top Critic
July 14, 2015
There's no script to speak of, but del Toro devises every battle to wow even the most jaded martial-arts mavens; the dissolutions and implosions are beautiful.
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
July 14, 2015
Basically, the sequel replays the original movie's set pieces with even more gore and less coherence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Wooley
Tulsa World
July 14, 2015
Blade II is certainly not without interest... But mostly, it looks and feels so much like a video game that some members of the audience will feel their thumbs twitching before the final reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
July 14, 2015
In the inventive fight scenes, [Blade's] sword clangs, and there are sluicing sounds when it finds its target, all in keeping with the unapologetic bang! blam! pop! comic-book spin director Guillermo Del Toro brings to the film.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
July 14, 2015
The original Blade movie was a chilling, gory vampire story, energetic and stylish -- all in all, a bloodthirsty success. The second one's chaotic and dumb and almost completely without thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Total Film
July 14, 2015
Del Toro's aim is brutally simple: to give your adrenalin glands a bootcamp work-out. Granted, the spin-dry visuals and hectic tempo mean the style is the content -- but what style, what energy and what a bloody great sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
July 14, 2015
It's a fabulous-looking package, elegantly orchestrated by del Toro, who has an unerring eye for undead iconography, which he takes to visually imaginative extremes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
July 14, 2015
It is directed by Guillermo del Toro: by "directed" I simply mean he turned his camerawork over to the computer graphics surgeons who cut, slice, dice and vivisect the material to mount a gross eyeassault of CG sequences.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
July 14, 2015
Del Toro is a stylish horrormeister, and he has created an evocative, foreboding atmosphere. But only a fan of this kind of mayhem could find a way into the story. And only a critic, sworn to serve, could stick it out to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Alex Kaloostian
Christian Science Monitor
July 14, 2015
The frenetic fight scenes are too fast for non-vampire eyes, but those familiar with the original should find plenty to like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 14, 2015
No one seems to be having much fun, with the possible exception of Kris Kristofferson, who is back as Blade's venerable human sidekick, Whistler. The film finds few variations on the themes of run, kick, chomp and gulp.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
July 14, 2015
The world can always use another entertainingly trashy B-movie, and Blade II fits the bill.
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David Germain
Associated Press
July 14, 2015
Blade II is a better vampire movie than recent entries such as Queen of the Damned or Dracula 2000. That said, Wesley Snipes' return as slayer of the undead still is fairly anemic.
Steve Head
IGN Movies
July 14, 2015
Del Toro has Blade II timed to the emotional beat, and it flows from track to track like your favorite CD mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Icky, bloody vampire sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
"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 | Original Score: 4/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
July 6, 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 | Original Score: 3/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
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.
Leigh Johnson
September 8, 2009
A totally gross-out film that has about as much depth as its comic-book inspiration, which is probably why it's so entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Surpassed the original in every way.
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