Blade 2 is a awesome movie the whole series is awesome. Wesley Snipes is the only man to do the job of killing vampires. When it comes to kill the mutated creature that came from another vampire he is the man for the job. When he needs the blood he jumps in and starts kicking butt. I recommend that all people own this movie and watch it every day for the rest of their lives and live by it. It is the best movie of all time to where I would make it my last wish to see Wesley Snipes in full costume. There is a line between good movie and great movie and this movie was so great that I almost peed <more>
my pants. Then the third came out and then i nearly pooped my pants.
A rare sequel that surpasses the original! (by TalesfromTheCryptfan)
The daywalker known as Blade Wesley Snipes is back! but this time, a powerful race of mutant vampire creatures called "Reapers" as they are powerful parasitic creatures that suck the blood of both vampires and humans alike who want to drain the essence of both races. A new vampire order clan joins up with Blade and Whistler Kris Kristofferson as they must try to exterminate these vicious and very dangerous creatures.Electrifying and ultra-violent sequel to the hit 1998 Marvel comic based movie that reunites Snipes and Kristofferson with a new cast especially Ron Perlman as one <more>
of the good vampires. Guillermo Del Toro "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrinth" directs this movie with his visual style as impressive as always makes this movie far bigger then the first one. There's gore abound, great action sequences, good performances even by Perlman and a unique different type of vampire that you don't see everyday in an average vampire movie.A must see sequel!
"Blade II" is by far the best in the trilogy. With loads of non-stop great action, and an awesome supporting cast, "Blade II" quickly became one of my favorite action films of all time. I can watch it over and over and over and never get sick of it. Wesley Snipes is even better than he was in the first film, and Norman Reedus The Boondock Saints does a great job as Blade's sidekick. The movie is about a new breed of monsters, who feed on vampires instead of humans. The vampire community who fear for their own lives team up with Blade to take on these new baddies. The <more>
vampire team may be one of the coolest groups ever. Led by Ron Pearlman, you also have Matt Schulze, Donnie Yen, and Tony Curran to name a few in the "Blood Pack". There is so much action it is hard to even pick a favorite moment. If you liked the first movie you'll love this one. If you like vampire movies, or action packed movies you'll love this one too. This is definitely better than you average action/horror film. I didn't expect it to be even better than the first Blade but it was much more. It has a good story with a new twist instead of your average vampire thriller. There are even quite a few good plot twist that I wasn't expecting in the movie either. With all the great action it is easy to overlook the story and acting, but I thought each character did a great job with their roles and there was a lot of good dialogue. Every seen had a reason and a purpose and you never get bored once. I can go on and on about it, but I think you guys get the point. The point being this movie will not disappoint!
An imaginative awesome the best stylish action film ever made! (by ivo-cobra8)
Blade II 2002 is the vampire superhero action horror sequel film to the original film Blade 1998 . We have a kick ass sequel to an R rated kick ass first movie you go the mix of Daryl Dixon who still looks the same and a ball headed Hellboy Excellent!!! Blade II is an awesome movie!!!! Not only does it takes 4.years for this movie to come out since the last movie, but we see Wesley Snipes returning as Blade and he Is awesome!! I love this film but I love the first one way more. It is my second favorite in the Blade trilogy series. So in this movie Blade is on a search for a Whistler, who <more>
is now a vampire in this movie. He tracks him down, he finds him, than he meets up with this group of vampires called the Bloodpack. They need his help to track down Nomak Luke Goss. and he has basically an ability to turn vampires in to Repears that can hunt both vampires and humans. So, yea...That's your basic plot. There are a lot of twist from here and now, but it is AWESOME! Because Wesley Snipes knows all those martial arts, they are nice to look at, and since it is 2002 we now got in to the phase, where the fights scenes are awesome and the choreographer says something once heavy handed, you will see bloody violence right away when the character turns in to an CGI model and it is shown trough whole movie, you can really see that, specially old dude drops kicks, kicks Blade right in the face and goes in to an CGI character, you can kind a see that, kind a weak, but does it track down from the movie? Hell to the no! This movie is awesome!!!!! The beginning of the movie, in the first 10 minutes, Blade already kills like 25 people. That's how it is done, just like in the first movie! He killed like 50 or 60 people from the very beginning of the movie it is AWESOME!!! Whistler Kris Kristofferson is a bad ass! He is amazing bad ass! Norman Reedus like I said before still looks 12.year old boy, he is still Daryl Dixon, he still has the same hair style, the same look stubborn on his face and he looks like damn, don't you age boy. And you voice is going now heavy now todays world, but don't you age. Ron Perlman is awesome, he loves to make you hate him, but you can't hate him because he is Ron Perlman, you just laugh at him, because he is such a bad ass and he is such a an awesome, he is so awesome! Where is Hellboy III. Even in Alien: Resurrection 1997 Ron Perlman was standout in that film, come on, the man is just AMAZING! The effects in this movie is pretty good too, besides the fight scenes when they turn the CGI character however, but that's okay I can kind a forget about it because Spider-Man 2002 come out the same year, of course they also did do the same thing, yea, I guess you have to live, with that back than, I'm pretty sure they can do better now this days. Choreograph and everything, Guillermo del Toro takes over, this movie has director, David S. Goyer returns as the writer in this movie. David S. Goyer is a good writer, I have to give him that, he is an awesome writer! How do you make Blade even a more bad ass, than he already was? I think that was possible, it is possible. This movie it is possible and it is awesome! Wesley Snipes has that charm back again, he has that to be a bad ass, but it has that humor aside Blade II, like in the strip club or whatever they were at. Ron Perlman really was about to shoot Blade and Blade had him track down at his gun and he sit like smiling, Wesley Snipes your gold boy your Gold!!! Without the doubt, the acting in this movie is awesome, Effects are awesome, Action is awesome, story is awesome, Cinematography it is kinda even a bad ass, you actually feel bad for one of the characters, tough she was cute, I am just saying. In the end of the day Blade II is one of the best sequel ever, you have to watch this movie!!!!! Guillermo Del Toro is endlessly imaginative when it comes to creating new style, action, and ideas for the vampire mythology. Now the plot doesn't have much character development, but it has just enough interesting twists to keep you interested as well as entertained. And like I said, if you are looking for a movie with brains, this movie should meet your criteria, but if you appreciate brawn, this will blow you away. The sword-wielding warrior Blade Wesley Snipes - "Demolition Man," "White Men Can't Jump" returns to fight the Reapers, a new race of super vampires hell-bent on annihilating all other vampires before destroying the entire human race. Blade aligns himself with a high-powered team of vampires to defeat an evil greater than either has ever battled.9/10 my second favorite in the Blade trilogy my number one will always be Blade the first one.
There are some types of movies that you walk into expecting a lot of killing,a lot of swearing and snappy dialogue. Blade II is this kind of movie, and it is great. The plot is great, albeit a little predictable and some of the computer graphics are extremely noticeable, but altogether this is a great action movie. So many people die a body count would be impossible. The second to last fight scene is unbelievable. Blade puts the icing on the cake when he vertical suplexes the last security guard through a plate glass floor. The music lines up perfectly with the fighting, and I was very <more>
impressed with the way the Reaper looks and feeds. A GREAT SEQUEL TO A GREAT MOVIE!!! Looking forward to a trilogy!!!
Better than the original by leaps and bounds, Guillermo Del Toro's "Blade II" is a furious, bloody, fun ride with some surprising emotion... (by MaximumMadness)
The 2002 New Line release "Blade II" is directed by Guillermo del Toro Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth , from a script by David S. Goyer. Blade, Batman Begins A sequel to the 1998 Stephen Norrington comic-book film, "Blade II" is, in every sense, one of those rare sequels that is a triumph over the original, which is no small feat, as the original a strong film in its own right, and is arguably one of the films whose success with the public lead to the modern popularity of comic-book films, and brought about modern classics like "Spider-Man 2" and "The Dark <more>
Knight." Which was co-written by Goyer This film picks up a few years after the original. Half-man, Half-vampire Blade Wesley Snipes has finally tracked down his former friend and mentor Abraham Whistler Kris Kristopherson , whom is being held in suspended animation in Prague by a group of vampires. After saving him and ridding his blood of the vampiric virus, Blade and Whistler along with a new sidekick Scud, played by Norman Reedus are attacked by two vampiric assassins, who reveal that they were sent by aging elder Damaskinos Thomas Kretschmann to ask Blade for help. Blade is forced to team up with a pack of vampires employed by Damaskinos called "The Blood Pack" in order to battle the "Reapers"- genetically manufactured "Super-Vampires" that have gone out of control, and have the ability and urge to kill human and vampire alike.The plot is a bit silly, but then again, no sillier than the "Blood God" from the first film. The film really works well for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, this is obviously a Guillermo Del Toro film- his distinct and poetic visual style is present, and his camera work is beautiful and elegant. His direction and visual sense is quite astounding, which is a big part of why he is one of my favorite directors of modern cinema. In addition, Marco Beltrami's magnificent and tragic/Gothic score serves as a perfect compliment to Del Toro's masterful direction- the film is a treat for the senses, and is much more elegant than you'd think a film about vampires and martial-arts fights would be.The acting is very strong. Snipes and Kristopherson deliver subtle, powerful performances, and all of the secondary characters such as Scud, Damaskinos, and Leonor Varela as Damaskino's beautiful daughter are all fantastic. Special points go to Blood Pack members played by Ron Perlman and Donnie Yen, whom are just a joy to watch, and are a lot of fun.The action is a step up this time. The first film had some solid action, but it suffered from what I call "Pre-2000" syndrome when films like "The Matrix" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" became more prevalent . By that, I mean that the action in the first film felt a little manufactured and didn't flow as nicely as it could have. Here, the action has a more operatic, ballet-like flair, which works better on the big screen. Save for a few wire-fu moments that left me gagging There is also a grander scope to this film's action, and it just feels more thrilling.The visual effects are surprisingly strong, but have some problems, which is where this film loses a point. In 2002, when this came out, CGI artists hadn't quite yet "gotten" how to render people. And some movies, even today, 10 years later, have this problem A lot of the effects are improved. When vampires "Ash" disintigrate , they look much more convincing than in the first film, which looked... well, bad. Also, the effects work on the reapers who have split-jaws and a phallic, alien-like tongue was amazing, and looked perfectly real. But for whatever reason, there are a number of shots where Blade and others are rendered using CGI models, and it looks... really pathetic. They look like plastic dolls with bad lighting , and move in a hysterically unnatural way. It really takes you out of the movie at times.But asides from that one fairly major complaint, this is arguably the perfect "Blade" film, and it is the finest of the trilogy. I give this a great 9 out of 10. See this movie!
A sequel that does everything in it's power to top the original and it comes to being as good. (by Quinoa1984)
Blade 2 takes what made the first Blade film good and transforms it into a different country with different characters outside of Blade and Whistler and a possibly deeper feel, and it works without going into the bad sequel range.This time, the vampires Blade Wesley Snipes has been hunting down for so many years want to make a truce so that he can help them kill a new breed of monsters called reapers, which if you want a brief description are creatures that look like half vampires half zombies and half, whatever, with a chin that opens up a big damn mouth that before attacking it's <more>
prey could resemble a mini-sarlac pit star wars reference . Blade reluctantly agrees, knowing full well that the vampires could turn on him and Whistler if things go wrong.Overall, Blade 2, for the fans of the first one, will not dissapoint them. It contains enough imaginativeness and gore effects to brighten the most down of horror film and comic book enthusiasts. The film also contains some of the best makeup I've seen in a while in a horror movie. A-
Other than the explanation of where he came from, who he and everyone else is, at the beginning, this film stands nicely on its own. for those of you that know the first one, then this opening explanation will be a little irritating and a tad confusing, but it becomes clear later . The opening does smell strongly of franchise potential, being repeated in all the inevitable sequels still to come. Once past this though, we are lead through a massive fight and action scene that sets up the whole movie. and warns anyone who can't stand Hong Kong action scenes that they are probably watching <more>
the wrong screen.The movie is essentially a platform for Snipes to have fun with his most renowned character. And he does so with very entertaining results. The movie has reasonably well rounded characters, suspicion piled on top of everyone, some amazing set pieces and a good sense of humour. The impact of all the blood and guts is reduced by the obvious fantasy of the fights wires and SFX a lot of the time , but its still pretty powerful.The lead performances are all very good, although some of the peripheral characters are a little too hammer horror. Luke Goss demonstrates great potential, although you would need to see him without the make up, body doubles, and special effects to really judge. and there is occasionally that urge to shout "when will I be famous." and the pure blood female vampire who takes a shine to blade is well worth being bitten by.Overall it feels less like a sequel and more like a stand alone movie. with this in mind, I think its in fact better than the original a rare example of the exception that proves the rule .
Blade II is an exciting action film that takes the tired vampire story and adds a new twist by introducing an entirely new villain. Sure, there is sure to be some controversy at least among film fans and fans of the genre about whether or not it is right to introduce new characters in this way. Vampires are a tired theme at the movies, but it is a time-honored genre in itself that deserves respect just from the fact that it has been around for so long in literature before the movies. The question of whether or not the writers were justified in introducing these new characters is, in my <more>
opinion, satisfied by the fact that they made such quality villains that fit so well into the genre.I am thrilled to see that they didn't just make another dumb Blade film that was exactly the same as the original except for the possibility of some new special effects, because these new characters, called Reapers, are exactly what the film series, as well as, potentially, the genre as a whole, needed. Reapers are blood-feeders, just like vampires, except they feed on humans as well as vampires, effectively making them an enemy of both, and their thirst is much stronger than the traditional vampire. And to make matters worse or better, depending on whether you are an enemy of the Reapers of a member of the audience , they are identified by a scar which runs down their chin. This scar is where the lower jaw splits open when the Reaper is feeding, creating a frighteningly massive mouth like a vampire version of the Predator, and which has things inside it reminiscent of the horrifying and strangely unique Tremors. There are some amazing make-up effects here as well, although I can see the film being automatically overlooked at the Oscars in 2003 simply because it is the successor of such a low class action/horror film, as well as because this is just not the kind of movie that wins Academy Awards. I'm not sure that there is anything in this film that is likely to catch the Academy's attention, but the make-up was very impressive to say the least. Wesley Snipes returns to the role of Blade, the half-human/half-vampire creature dubbed the `Daywalker' because of his ability to withstand sunlight. This is in itself one of the better parts of the movie, because even though I was enormously unimpressed with the original film, there is no one that could play this character as well as Snipes does. There is also an interesting conflict introduced as Blade is forced to team up with the vampires, his mortal enemies who we are to assume could turn on him at any time, in order to fight the Reapers by far the more dangerous enemy , who reproduce,' you might say, at an astonishing rate. It's too bad, though, that the existence of the Reapers was introduced by vampires in a rather impressive although entirely unnecessary fight scene between a couple of vampires and Blade himself. Blade is attacked one night by two vampires wearing body suits and some goggles that probably retain the coolest effect of the entire film , they fight violently for several minutes at full speed without rest, until one of them suddenly kneels before Blade and asks for a truce, informing him that there is now something on the streets that is even worse than him. If they were going to ask for a truce, you would think that they would approach him at least a little differently. One of these vampires the better fighter, as it were turns out to be Nyssa Damaskinos, a sexy brunette vampire who's lipstick was not smeared in the least even by all of those flying kicks that she took to the face from Blade about 15 feet in the air. Remarkable.There seems to be a growing trend of having honest fight scenes replaced at an ever-increasing amount by special effects. Consider how vastly the role of special effects increased in Jet Li's fight scenes in Lethal Weapon 4 relatively few special effects , Romeo Must Die massive amounts of special effects , and The One relatively few movements that were NOT special effects . This same trend is clearly influencing other films that are not made to be primarily fighting films, such as Blade and Blade II. The weapons that Blade carries around are still cool think of them as a dark version of the toys that James Bond was sometimes given to take on his missions , and while the fight scenes in Blade and especially Blade II are undeniably thrilling and fun to watch, it's impossible to ignore the fact that most of what we are watching is computer generated. As a whole, Blade II succeeds in reviving the story of Blade, which was not done justice by the original film. The Reapers were a much-needed and very impressive addition to the story, and the resulting conflict between the vampires and Blade himself as they are forced to take sides together provides such an interesting conflict that it almost overshadows the one created by the Reapers, who are by far the more dangerous villains. There is, of course, some stuff here that was thrown in without apparent reason and therefore without beneficial affect such as the unnecessary, however impressive, fight scene between Blade and the two vampires early in the film , but as a whole the film rises high above its predecessor. The fact that the original film ends with Blade becoming a worldly vampire-hunter is mostly ignored in this film, although this one does end with a similar bit of comic relief and may even leave room for a second sequel. And as much as I disliked the original film, after watching Blade II I can't say that I would be too disappointed to see a Blade III come out in a few years.