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Blade II (2002)

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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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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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Last time he fought against his sworn enemies....This time he will fight with them. 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)  »

Also Known As:

Blade 2: Bloodhunt  »

Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

According to Wesley Snipes on the commentary with Goyer, there were four fight choreographers. Donnie Yen who choreographed the "wire fu-esque" sequence with Blade and Nomak in the cathedral in their first fight. Jeff Ward, Clay Fontenot, and Snipes himself. Goyer remarked that there was a "wonderful rivalry" between Yen and Ward/Snipes/Fontenot. See more »

Goofs

After the fight scene between Blade, Asad, and Nyssa; where Blade tells the 2 of them to remove their masks, Nyssa begins to remove her mask with her left hand and then in the next shot we see it has become her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Whistler: How'd you find me?
Blade: Started out in Moscow then Romania. They kept moving you around.
Whistler: How long was I gone? Months?
Blade: Too long.
Whistler: [to himself] Years.
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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 »

Connections

References Day of the Dead (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Freestyle Freakin'
Written by Scott Schorr
Performed by Turntable Bay
Courtesy of Lazy Bones Recordings
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A sequel that does everything in it's power to top the original and it comes to being as good.
22 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Blade 2 takes what made the first Blade film good and transforms it into a different country with different characters (outside of Blade and Whistler) and a possibly deeper feel, and it works without going into the bad sequel range.

This time, the vampires Blade (Wesley Snipes) has been hunting down for so many years want to make a truce so that he can help them kill a new breed of monsters called reapers, which if you want a brief description are creatures that look like half vampires half zombies and half, whatever, with a chin that opens up a big damn mouth that before attacking it's prey could resemble a mini-sarlac pit (star wars reference). Blade reluctantly agrees, knowing full well that the vampires could turn on him and Whistler if things go wrong.

Overall, Blade 2, for the fans of the first one, will not dissapoint them. It contains enough imaginativeness and gore effects to brighten the most down of horror film and comic book enthusiasts. The film also contains some of the best makeup I've seen in a while in a horror movie. A-


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