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Chicago Sun-Times
You can sense the difference between a movie that's a technical exercise ("Resident Evil") and one steamed in the dread cauldrons of the filmmaker's imagination.
Miami Herald
It's all speed, movement and blood -- lots and lots of blood.
Entertainment Weekly
Del Toro lays on the operatic head-trip gore, but his heavy-handed embrace of the ''Blade'' mythology allows Wesley Snipes to give more of a performance than he did in the first film.
The film stays true to its unpretentious origins -- it's like a comic book come to life, with an undeniable visual flair, a lot of kinetic action sequences, minimal character development, and a plot that could charitably be called "uneven".
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Though superior to the original Blade, the superiority is mostly in the myriad ways the "suck-head" enemies can be blown up, melted and dismembered.
Charlotte Observer
What makes Blade 2 marginally better than "Blade," especially if you thought the first was a hollow spectacle? It has a plot.
Snipes gives a looser, cooler performance this time around, though emotionally, it's closer to dead than undead. Blade II is for the horror faithful only; others will be grasping their crucifixes.
New York Post
Much sillier - and the movie's nearly two-hour running time seems to last nearly as long as a vampire's afterlife.
New York Daily News
Del Toro ("Cronos") is a stylish horrormeister, and he has created an evocative, foreboding atmosphere. But only a fan of this kind of mayhem could find a way into the story.
Wall Street Journal
The big news in Blade II is that there's something worse than vampires, but is there something worse than Blade II?
San Francisco Chronicle
Duller than first version.

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