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

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$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$81,645,152 (USA) (24 May 2002)
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Trivia

The early scene in which Scud is watching The Powerpuff Girls (1998) was originally written with him watching an episode of Speed Racer (1967). However, the owners of the domestic rights wouldn't allow it. See more »

Goofs

Lighthammer was bitten and for hours does not turn, yet when Priest is bitten within 20 minutes, he turns. This may indicate that the spread of the Reapers' mutated virus depends on some set of variables that may include: amount and/or location of transmission, recent feeding of the infected host, general health/resistance of the infected host, number of generations between Novak and the carrier, et cetera. See more »

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Reinhardt: [while being overrun by Reapers] You want a bite of me? Well, come on! Come on, motherfucker!
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No real reapers were hurt during the making of this film. See more »

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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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Its okay but not as good as the original Blade
11 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I believe the original Blade is a highly underrated comic book film that is great but this film is okay and fails to live up to the level of the original. This film sees Blade ally with a group of Vampires to go against a new vampire hunting race that could affect vampires and humans alike. Wesley Snipes is fantastic as Blade and I really believe that he was the perfect casting for the mix of charisma and sturdiness for the character. The supporting cast is a bit of a mixed bag I don't understand why Whistler was in this film but I thought he was good in the film. I thought the person who was looking like he was having the most fun was Ron Perlman who was great in his villainous role with his chemistry with Blade being really good. Blade's love interest is poor and a waste of time for the story and the main villain is not memorable at all. The story is poor compared to the first one with the romance being lazy and most of the team are not developed at all and the unnecessary bringing back of Whistler. The script is okay with Snipes and Perlman having the best lines and delivering well but nobody else had any decent lines at all. The style was great with the Gothic take of vampire lifestyle mixing with real life that makes this character so unique. Blade 2 is okay but it isn't as good as the original and I won't be rushing to see it again.


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