Blade II
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Four years after scoring a box-office touchdown with Blade (1998), actor Wesley Snipes returns to portray the Marvel Comics character again in this sequel that teams him with Mexican horror director Guillermo del Toro. A half-vampire, half-human hybrid, Blade (Snipes) is a merciless vampire hunter bent on destroying the bloodsuckers that feed on humanity. The keys to Blade's success are a serum that allows him to resist the urge for blood and an array of inventive, deadly weapons, both of which were once supplied by his mentor, Whistler (Kris Kristofferson). Since Whistler's death,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The borderline-chaotic fight scenes, set to a deafeningly loud rap-rock/heavy metal score, are directed and edited for maximum kinetic impact."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The fight scenes are fun, but it grows tedious."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Icky, bloody vampire sequel."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"ather than a by the numbers sequel, Director Guillermo Del Toro has changed the tone by not only significantly increasing the amount of action & fighting, but adding a little bit of humour into the mix."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"The joy in Blade II simply comes from watching Snipes as Blade doing his thing -- destroying vampires and whipping out martial arts on whomever gets too close."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Everything gets bogged down in one spectacularly gory action sequence after another."
‑ Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
"The only dread it inspires is in the possibility that its director prefers turning human flesh into CGI-enhanced mush over exploring genuinely frightening material."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
""Twilight" popularly defined vampire cinema in the Zeroes. But Team Blade could execute every last sullen Cullen. When Blade turns full vampire - suplexing and flying-elbow-dropping people like a crazy Mexican luchador - 'tis pure fanboy nirvana."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"A totally gross-out film that has about as much depth as its comic-book inspiration, which is probably why it's so entertaining."
‑ Leigh Johnson, Hollywood.com
"one of my favourite vampire flicks"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Stripped down to such basics as story and dialogue, it's nothing to get excited about."
‑ , Time Out
"Blade II is almost excessively violent -- OK, it is excessively violent -- but that's exactly what Snipes and Blade fans want. Believe me, they get it."
‑ Paul Clinton (CNN.com), CNN.com
"Kris Kristofferson reprises his role as geezer Blade sidekick as blood splashes in all directions and legions of bodies incinerate before our eyes."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Surpassed the original in every way."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Does anyone else miss the days when Snipes used to take chances and show his formidable stuff as both a comic and dramatic actor? Doesn't he miss those days?"
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
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