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Blade II (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  22 March 2002 (USA)
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Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reaper vampires who feed on vampires.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chupa (as Matthew Schulze)
Asad (as Danny John Jules)


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. Written by Sean Daly

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Faster. Sharper. Deadlier. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong pervasive violence, language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blade 2: Bloodhunt  »

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Box Office


$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,528,016 (USA) (22 March 2002)


$60,999 (Hong Kong) (6 September 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Wesley Snipes, was not always available for each day of filming for this movie, which came out in 2002. During 2002, Wesley starred in 3 other films aside from Blade 2. Instead of waiting for Wesley to become available, the crew shot another actor (who was not Wesley's stunt double) for scenes where it was not necessary to see Wesley's face. The first scene, being where Blade, Scud and Nyssa are riding in the helicopter to meet Damaskinos. The second, was after Nyssa performed an autopsy on the dead reaper and confronts Blade in his quarters about his attitude toward the Bloodpack. See more »


In the opening scene when Blade is chasing the vampires outside, Blade cuts off Rush's helmet using the bike tire, but where he is going to cut it there is already a pre-made crease in the helmet which splits perfectly without any effort. See more »


[as Whistler tries to join Blade in entering the House of Pain]
Whistler: Let's go.
Chupa: You won't pass for one of us. No way.
Whistler: Like I give a shit.
Blade: No, he's right. Why don't you post up on the roof over there? Cover our backs.
Whistler: So the Bloodpack's callin' the shots now, huh? Great.
Reinhardt: Better curb that dog of yours or we'll do it for you.
[Blade arms the bomb. Reinhardt freezes]
Blade: Keep pushing, asshole.
[disarms bomb]
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Crazy Credits

The background of the "New Line Cinema" logo is red instead of the traditional black and blue light background. See more »


References Excalibur (1981) See more »


Mind What You Say
Written by Lennox Brown
Performed by Lennox Brown (as Buppy)
Courtesy of Brown II Productions
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User Reviews

This bloody punch-fest lacks the charming antagonists that livened the original movie.Basically, this movie doesn't have the heart the first one did.
24 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Blade 2 takes what works in the original and gives us more. Unfortunately, plot and character development appear to have been left on the cutting room floor.The fight scenes are fun, but it grows tedious. While blade 2 is much more eye-catching than its blood-drenched Stephen Norrington-directed predecessor, the new script by the returning David S. Goyer is much sillier.This bloody punch-fest lacks the charming antagonists that livened the original movie.If only as much time was spent on the script as was spent on the fight choreography.Take away everything that was original about BLADE, add some exploding vampires, and vampire night at the WWF - you get BLADE II, a knock-off, rip-off waste of film, released to suck the blood and money out of audiences everywhere.Just never seems very convinced of itself that a sequel was even necessary.This second instalment in the trilogy tries to crank things up even more than in the action packed original, which makes for an obnoxiously hyper active movie.Isn't as sharp as the original,Despite some visual virtues, Blade II just doesn't cut it.The fast-paced action is unnervingly fast, almost dizzying. The story is thin, the plot is predictable, but Wesley Snipes carries this comic book character off with enough clever humour and self-indulgent pathos to carry it off.There are plot twists and inventive fight scenes galore, but what director Guillermo Del Toro loves most is the gore.Blade II is almost excessively violent OK, it is excessively violent but that's exactly what Snipes and Blade fans want. Believe me, they get it.Everything that was right about Blade is wrong in its sequel.

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