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: March 22, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Blade II offers more of what worked in the original, its plot and character development appear to have been left on the cutting room floor.

David Edelstein

There's no script to speak of, but del Toro devises every battle to wow even the most jaded martial-arts mavens; the dissolutions and implosions are beautiful.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

The world can always use another entertainingly trashy B-movie, and Blade II fits the bill.

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Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun

Basically, the sequel replays the original movie's set pieces with even more gore and less coherence.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Del Toro 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. And only a critic, sworn to serve, could stick it out to the end.

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David Germain
Associated Press

Blade II is a better vampire movie than recent entries such as Queen of the Damned or Dracula 2000. That said, Wesley Snipes' return as slayer of the undead still is fairly anemic.

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John Wooley
Tulsa World

Blade II is certainly not without interest... But mostly, it looks and feels so much like a video game that some members of the audience will feel their thumbs twitching before the final reel.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

No one seems to be having much fun, with the possible exception of Kris Kristofferson, who is back as Blade's venerable human sidekick, Whistler. The film finds few variations on the themes of run, kick, chomp and gulp.

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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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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

In the inventive fight scenes, [Blade's] sword clangs, and there are sluicing sounds when it finds its target, all in keeping with the unapologetic bang! blam! pop! comic-book spin director Guillermo Del Toro brings to the film.

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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