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Blade II Reviews

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May 4, 2019
Great movie and they spelled Reinhardt right
½ April 25, 2019
There's a few logistical inconsistencies which under scrutiny don't add up but the action is good.
½ April 10, 2019
Almost as good as the original
February 26, 2019
This second was could have been just as good as the first but some weak acting and repetitive story lines made it a decent, one time watch only.
January 4, 2019
The BEST Marvel Movie. Period.
½ January 1, 2019
Towering over the original, Blade 2 is more crazy, violent and as fun as the one that came before it
December 26, 2018
Epic comic book madness! Felt like a comic through and through.
Amazing action,great comic story and sad but great ending!
½ December 18, 2018
Highly underrated and great sequel. One of the greatest Marvel movie sequels ever made. It's actually even better than its predecessor. Very highly underrated Marvel movie and one of the most underrated Marvel movies of all time. Blade II surpasses Blade. Blade II has better and cooler action sequences, better acting, better characters, a better villain, a better plot, and a better story than the first Blade film. Nomak is a very forgotten Marvel movie villain, but is also one of the best villains in Marvel movies. He is actually better than most Marvel movie villains nowadays. This movie has an even bigger and better cast than its predecessor. Blade II is such a unique Marvel movie. The tone is so dark and even much darker than the previous installment. It's like an horror movie....filled with outstanding action sequences.

Rating: 8.6/10
Super Reviewer
November 12, 2018
While the action delivers and the special effects are decent for their time, the ensemble of characters consists merely of caricatures, prancing through the gloomy scenery in a contest of who acts the coolest. That's as shallow and silly as it is entertaining.
November 4, 2018
A gloriously stylized, gory, and relentless action flick. I enjoyed every minute that wasn't bogged down by boring characters. Blade is one badass mofo.
November 3, 2018
The ending is not satisfactory, the movie builds up too much and it doesn't deliver. This was the weakest entry in the franchise.
Super Reviewer
½ October 14, 2018
Guillermo del Toro gives the franchise exactly what it needed, a clearer sense of it's world and fantastic make-up effects will still delivering absurd violence and action.
½ September 25, 2018
there is lots of good in this, but overall it is not a well made movie. lots of flaws. and even if just taken as mindless fun, it's only moderately fun. blade is a badass and his fight scenes were mostly good. there were some surprising cool action moments for a movie this old. (1 viewing)
September 1, 2018
It's still a ridiculous vampire hunting experience, but Blade II builds on the best parts of the first one and with Guillermo Del Toro's sense of style, succeeds accordingly.
August 23, 2018
The music thank you Mos Def
July 23, 2018
Slicker and better put together than its predecessor but missing a lot of what made it work. It's more original in structure than Blade, which was cut with the Hollywood cookie cutter, but using that familiar structure allowed it to be successful when it built off it in outrageous ways and subvert it. Its female lead may have seemed pandering to that formula, but she provided an in for the audience and guided us through the anarchy. Here we just have Blade himself, who doesn't allow us in to his world and therefore the emotional underpinnings are gone. The character moments that stopped the first film being action all the time and kept your investment you through the low points are gone and the sequel even goes as far as to immediately undo its most resonant scene. It doesn't have the director Del Toro's usual charm either, and while the returning cast is still good, and Ron Perlman is as entertaining as always, the other players are various shades of dull. It's unclear if Blade II has lost the craziness that made the first film so enjoyable or whether, because it lacks a grounding to make it stand out, it simply washes over the viewer without effect, but the result is that it feels like the series has lost its soul.
March 30, 2018
Shortly after rescuing his once-thought dead mentor, Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), Blade (Wesley Snipes), the half-human vampire hunter, finds himself into an uneasy alliance with his immortal enemies when they discover the existance of a new breed of vampire that not only preys on humans, but on regular vampires as well...

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.
½ February 13, 2018
The action is exciting, Wesley Snipes is excellent, and the story is great.
½ February 12, 2018
Not nearly as good as the original, but still a good watch.
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