Blade II
Blade II (2002)

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,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Blade 2 takes what works in the original and gives us more. Unfortunately, plot and character development appear to have been left on the cutting room floor.

Joe Leydon

The borderline-chaotic fight scenes, set to a deafeningly loud rap-rock/heavy metal score, are directed and edited for maximum kinetic impact.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The fight scenes are fun, but it grows tedious.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Icky, bloody vampire sequel.

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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader

Everything gets bogged down in one spectacularly gory action sequence after another.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

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.

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Nick Rogers

"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.

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Time Out

Stripped down to such basics as story and dialogue, it's nothing to get excited about.

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Paul Clinton (

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.

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Kris Kristofferson reprises his role as geezer Blade sidekick as blood splashes in all directions and legions of bodies incinerate before our eyes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
Wesley Snipes once again dons the leather overcoat, this time to join forces with an elite vampire unit to combat a race of Nosferatu-like zombie vampire… More
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JY Skacto
Guillermo del Toro does Blade right with <i>Blade II</i>.<p>Spanning an hour and 50 minutes, there is enough entertainment value to hold… More
Kevin M. Williams
Vampires are the hunted as a hybrid strain, a super vampire, feeds on both humans and vampires, and so the undead call on Blade to help them out. Del Toro… More
Eugene Bernabe
It's a significant improvement from the first installment of this Marvel comic. Blade II is more darker, yet stylish but still suffers from the lack of… More
Alex roy
First off let me get this out of the way, I love del Toro's work, I think he's a creative genius, and that he's got immense talent as a director.… More