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Blade II (2002)

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.

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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

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Faster. Sharper. Deadlier. See more »


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

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22 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,528,016 (USA) (24 March 2002)

Gross:

$82,348,319 (USA)
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Trivia

In the DVD commentary, Guillermo del Toro said he paid homage to Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen and the book I am Legend. A reaper explodes similarly to the way Dr Manhattan explodes and the heroes were bombarded by reapers, much like the zombies bombardment in I am Legend. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

[Chupa notices that the pheromone canister is spraying]
Chupa: What the hell is this? You tryin' to stink me to death, old man?
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Crazy Credits

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References Three's Company (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Gorillaz On My Mind
Written by Damon Albarn (as 2D), Jamie Hewlett (as Murdoc Niccals) and Redman (as Reggie Noble)
Performed by Redman & Gorillaz
Produced by Dan Nakamura (as Dan The Automator) & Gorillaz
Scratching by Kid Koala
Redman appears courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Gorillaz appears courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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19 September 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Other than the explanation of where he came from, who he and everyone else is, at the beginning, this film stands nicely on its own. for those of you that know the first one, then this opening explanation will be a little irritating (and a tad confusing, but it becomes clear later). The opening does smell strongly of franchise potential, being repeated in all the inevitable sequels still to come. Once past this though, we are lead through a massive fight and action scene that sets up the whole movie. and warns anyone who can't stand Hong Kong action scenes that they are probably watching the wrong screen.

The movie is essentially a platform for Snipes to have fun with his most renowned character. And he does so with very entertaining results. The movie has reasonably well rounded characters, suspicion piled on top of everyone, some amazing set pieces and a good sense of humour. The impact of all the blood and guts is reduced by the obvious fantasy of the fights (wires and SFX a lot of the time), but its still pretty powerful.

The lead performances are all very good, although some of the peripheral characters are a little too hammer horror. Luke Goss demonstrates great potential, although you would need to see him without the make up, body doubles, and special effects to really judge. and there is occasionally that urge to shout "when will I be famous." and the pure blood female vampire who takes a shine to blade is well worth being bitten by.

Overall it feels less like a sequel and more like a stand alone movie. with this in mind, I think its in fact better than the original (a rare example of the exception that proves the rule).


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