Blade II (2002) Movie Review

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Blade II (2002)

2002 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
117 minutes / 1h 57min

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Blade II Plot Synopsis:

A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community. The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Now their quickly expanding population threatens the existence of vampires, and soon there won't be enough humans in the world to satisfy their bloodlust. Blade, Whistler (Yes, he's back) and an armory expert named Scud are curiously summoned by the Shadow Council. The council reluctantly admits that they are in a dire situation and they require Blade's assistance. Blade then tenuously enters into an alliance with The Bloodpack, an elite team of vampires trained in all modes of combat to defeat the Reaper threat. Blade's team and the Bloodpack are the only line of defense which can prevent the Reaper population from wiping out the vampire and human populations.

Blade II (2002) Review

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.

  • Blade II Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 6.61
  • IMDB: 6.7
  • MetaCritic: 5.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.7

About Blade II 2002

Title: Blade II
Year: 2002
Runtime: 117 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Reviewer: Score: 4 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.31/5 stars from 181,058 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 181,058 MPAA Rating: R
Blade II Cast Starring: Ron Perlman, Tony Curran, Thomas Kretschmann, Kris Kristofferson, Norman Reedus, Santiago Segura, Paul Kasey, Samuel Le, Pavel Cajzl, Luke Goss, Wesley Snipes, Matt Schulze, Marek Vasut, Karel Roden, Danny John-Jules, Ladislav Beran, Lennox Brown, Andrea Miltner, Leonor Varela, Stephen R. Peluso, Pete Lee-Wilson, Milos Kulhavy, Stuart Luis, Jirí Maria Sieber, Jan Malík, Zdenek Bubák, Jan Révai, Jan Loukota, Mário Wild, Donnie Yen
Blade II Writers: Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, David S. Goyer
Blade II Director: Guillermo del Toro
Box Office: $82,000,000
Production: New Line Cinema
Language: English, Romanian, Czech
Country: Germany, USA