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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.
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.

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
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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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
July 14, 2015
The world can always use another entertainingly trashy B-movie, and Blade II fits the bill.
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
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.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 21, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 19, 2008
one of my favourite vampire flicks
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Joe Leydon
April 18, 2007
The borderline-chaotic fight scenes, set to a deafeningly loud rap-rock/heavy metal score, are directed and edited for maximum kinetic impact.
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Popcorn nonsense for sure, but shot with a wit, skill and understanding of its audience all too rarely seen in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
It's so much adrenaline-pumped B-movie fun, it's nearly worth full price.
Michael Szymanski
February 24, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Gilchrist
February 1, 2004
The addition of just enough original ideas, has been, and hopefully will remain the key to keeping the franchise fresh, original and exciting.
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
More fun than shooting a cannon full of razor blades into a cattle pen . . . the biggest problem I had, however, was the lack of any real compelling central villain
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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