Blade II

A renegade vampire helps his enemies in a feud against a hybrid species that feeds on their kind.
United States
Germany
2002
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Vampire Film
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
Stalker: 
Hunter
Sneaker
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Guru
Worshipper
Government: 
Army
Council
Relative: 
Father
Sibling
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Infestation
War
5.04
When a hero runs dry...
7.04
5.04
8
8
2
4
1
Photography
Plot
Performances
Blade using guns early on will make a few fans of the first film nervous. He leads an army now; another potential turn off. Part 1 was a straight superhero story and Part 2 feels like a video game adaptation. Many new characters are introduced, but they sadly take the focus away from Blade. Ron Perlman, Norman Reedus and Wesley Snipes are a strong trio, but everyone else is clearly here to die.
The premise of a superior race of vampires is interesting but fails to impress in a world of large egos, guns and muscles in which everyone is too cool to sympathize with or relate to. The new villains are a memorable design, the film is filled with effects, more action and fight scenes, but often to the point of saturation. It is well shot but not so well written. It lacks structure and gimmick.
Surprises await in the third act, but most are laid out lazily and come out as plot holes or inconsistencies. The political and militaristic subplots blow the mythos as we knew it out of proportion and passed the point of no return. Blade helps the vampire cult from Part 1; a daring and disorienting franchise initiative from returning writer David S. Goyer that creates fun personality conflicts.
Alternate Titles: 
Blade 2
Blade Part 2
Blade Part II
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