Blade II Reviews
Despite being mostly overshadowed by the success of Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man film a few months later, this sequel to Marvel's first financial success easily surpasses the first film on pure visual and cinematic terms.
Thanks to the visual influence of the incredibly talented Guillermo Del Toro in terms of cinematography and vampire designs, Blade II stands out with it's willingness to embrace the fantasy based elements of the source material and the lack of the awful CGI of the first film, gives Blade's world of vampires, feel like a much more appealing world.
Overall despite a majority of the acting not being that great, with the exception of Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson and Rob Perlman's memorable antagonist, Blade II is a solid follow-up that thanks to it's better approach with it's visuals and additional world-building skills with the lore of vampires, can be enjoyed in it's own right.
Better fights, more likeable characters, a better plot, a more compelling villain, some gorgeous set design, this is a sequel done right!
Though the CGI has aged poorly in some places, the practical monster effects are show stopping.
Give this one another watch, it's better than you might remember
However bad looks different I always find it awesome when the people in a sequel idea in expand and at least enough new offer that you can watch the movie itself so you could watch this movie without knowing who Blade is or without the first And yet you would never be lost, that's the right way to make a sequel.
The movie has a super cool look, the slogans are wandering out, sometimes they are not that good at me, but not so much that it bothers me. The movie does not come with many surprises that can really surprise but I think that was not the goal.
The battles are unfortunately not so nice because too much CGI effects are used which have not been decently changed and the movements are inhumane. I do not know why but this movie has not been filmed in Cinemascope for some reason either. And the film editing is very difficult to follow.
Catapulting the middle draws a bit and the movie has no big surprises the last half hour makes everything worth of that is why you watch this movie the last half hour is top North best fights best effects and best action that is the right way how to make movies.
Gillamo Del Torro has used the right people here and his visual look fits perfectly in this bleak world the computer effects are just as bad as in the first part but I think that's intentional the practical effects are fantastico.
Un poco más de lo que hizo genial a la primera entrega.