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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 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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Blade 2: Bloodhunt  »

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Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,528,016, 24 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,348,319

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,010,032
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Trivia

The corporate artwork in the Caliban building, which is knocked over in the climactic fight scene, represents a DNA double helix. See more »

Goofs

When Blade first enters the Vampires headquarters, Nyssa pushes several buttons on a keypad that light up in red. When we see the keypad again, a different set of buttons are lit. See more »

Quotes

[as Blade scans the crowd of vampires]
Reinhardt: God, it would be so easy.
[he draws his pistol and aims. A laser dot appears on Blade's chest - and the camera pans down to show another laser beam coming from his gun]
Chupa: He's got you.
[Reinhardt looks down and sees a laser dot on his own chest. He puts his gun away. Chupa laughs. Blade grins at Reinhardt, who very clearly mouths, "fuck you."]
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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 »

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References Terminator 2 (1991) See more »

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I Against I
Written by Yasiin Bey (as Dante Smith), Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall (as Grantley Marshall) and Andrew Vowles (as Andrew Vowles)
Performed by Yasiin Bey & Massive Attack
Produced by Robert Del Naja and Neil Davidge
Mos Def appears courtesy of MCA Records
Massive Attack appear courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Entertaining
18 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have a weak spot for comic-book action. Something about the mix between today and the supernatural has always drawn me to it. And i found the first "Blade" to be one of the more entertaining in the genre.

Blade (Wesley Snipes) has been looking for his old-time companion Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) for a long time. Whistler was taken captive by vampires and Blade has slaughtered his way through the vampire clans of several countries to find him. Now though there is another threat to the human race that also affects the vampires themselves. Soon Blade is given an offer he can't refuse, resulting in a unholy alliance between the vampires and their greatest enemy.

Guillermo del Toro is a man with what the Germans would term "fingerspitzengefühl". He's got that special feeling for what works on screen, especially when it comes to movies like this one. Blade 2 refines most of the elements seen in the first Blade movie. This is a violent and action-filled journey into a comic-book world and del Toro is not taking any prisoners. Wesley Snipes seems to enjoy himself as Blade and most of the other actors also seem to blend in nicely in the mood of the film.

There were only a few minor flaws that bothered me. Most of all the sometimes shaky CGI-work. Some of the special effects look cheap to say the least. Especially the use of digital "stand-ins" for the actors that are used in some action scenes to spice them up a bit. All in all though this is an entertaining ride in it's overblown testosterone-rich way. I rate it 6/10.


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