Blade II Review
Synopsis:Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reaper vampires who feed on vampires.
Blade II (2002) is a 1h 57-min American sci-fi superhero horror-action film that was based on the Marvel Comics fictional character, Blade. Blade II is a sequel to Blade (1998) and is the second installment in the Blade film series which is followed by Blade: Trinity (2004). Director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Hellboy (2004), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Pacific Rim (2013)) blew me away with this movie that I have seen numerous times because it is one of my favorite vampire movies. Guillermo gave us an amazing movie with an estimated budget of $54 million. Blade II made over $155 million at the box office. The film contains extreme graphic gore and violence, bad language, vampires, mutations, suspense, thrills, intense scenes, drug use, sexual content, and warriors.
Blade II revolves around Blade (Wesley Snipes - Blade (1998), Blade: Trinity (2004), Demolition Man (1993)) who is a dhampir (half-human-half-vampire hybrid) that will do just about anything to protect the humans from vampires. Vampire overlord Eli Damaskinos (Thomas Kretschmann - King Kong (2005), Wanted (2008), Downfall (2004), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)) seeks to make a truce with Blade because there is a devastating problem. Blade helps the vampires who were once ordered to kill him because there is a new strain of vampirism. The Reaper virus turns vampires and humans into Reapers who are stronger, harder to kill, invulnerable to most weapons, dies from sunlight, and is hungrier than vampires. The Reapers’ bite will turn humans and vampires into a Reaper.
Blade and his team began their investigation of the Reapers and did not take long to find out that the Reapers are immune to silver, resistant to crippling injuries and immune to Blade’s anticoagulant spikes. They also found out where the Reaper nest is located and that the Reapers stay away from ultraviolet weapons. We later learn that Damaskinos is the reason why the stronger breed of vampires exist, and Nomak is his son and is the first Reaper. Will Damaskinos succeed in his plan to dissect Blade so that he can learn about Daywalkers.
Blade was an incredible watch that I would recommend to all vampire fans who loves themselves an excellent vampire action filled movie that is considered to be a cult classic. Blade (Wesley Snipes) character was fantastic and was played nicely. All of the other actors did an excellent job as well, but Wesley Snipes’ acting performance stood above the rest. The cinematography, sets, sceneries, action, editing, sound, and directing was above excellent.
About Blade II (2002)
Original Title: Blade 2: Bloodhunt, Blade 2: Bloodlust
Runtime: 117 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Total Avg. Votes: 36
Writers: Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, David S. Goyer
Director: Guillermo del Toro