Blade II (2002)


“[noticing vampire tattoo] You’re human.” – Blade

“Barely. I’m a lawyer.” – Kounen

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Jul 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Blade is recruited by a group of vampires in order to try and stop a dangerous virus that is turning vampires in something even more deadly.

My Take on it – I am not the biggest fan of the first film in this series, but in my quest to try and watch more films starring Wesley Snipes, I decided to give this one a shot.

This is actually a very fun vampire movie that works despite the fact that the plot is almost non existent.

The characters aren’t developed well enough, but that probably has to do with the fact that they are onscreen mostly just to become cannon fodder along the way.

The film is able to present some really enjoyable fight scenes that raises the level of action for a vampire film.

As one would expect from a vampire film, these scenes are filled with lots and lots of blood.

Snipes once again shows that we is the perfect choice for this role and keeps things at a very enjoyable level throughout even if his character is a bit too simple and straightforward in all that he does.

Guillermo del Toro does a wonderful job directing this film and it’s quite easy to spot some of his usual trademarks including his use of Ron Perlman in a key role.

The film is a bit too long, but there is really no argument about the fact that this is a fun popcorn movie that is perfect for anyone wanting to turn off their brain for two hours of vampire action.

Bottom Line – Fun film that has a really simple plot and no character development what so ever. The action scenes are done really well and as one would expect from a vampire movie, it’s filled with lots of blood during those fights. Snipes once again shows that he is great in this role even if his character is simple and straightforward. del Toro does a wonderful job reigniting this series and it’s easy to spot some of his usual trademarks in this film including the use of Perlman.  The story might be slightly too long, but there is no question that this is a fun popcorn flick for those who want to shut off their brain for to hours of vampire gore.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Over 30 members of the cast and crew were temporarily blinded by the misuse of UV lights in the vampire autopsy scene. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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