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Blade II

  • Drama
  • 2002
  • Guillermo del Toro
  • 112 mins
  • 18

Summary

The half-vampire swordsman teams up with his lifelong foes to defeat mutant bloodsuckers who lack many of the usual weaknesses of their kind and are preying on humans and vampires alike. Guillermo del Toro's fantasy action thriller sequel, starring Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus and Luke Goss.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Mexican genre maestro Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Pan's Labyrinth) took over the directing duties for this episode in the Daywalker chronicles, based on the character from cult Marvel comic Tomb of Dracula. Pitching the moody half-vampire/half-human Blade (Wesley Snipes) as a sort of nocturnal James Bond with gadgets and gimmicks galore, the film's unrelenting action kicks in within seconds and never flags. This time Blade reluctantly joins forces with vampire overlord Damaskinos (Thomas Kretschmann) to wipe out the Reapers - a new breed of super-vampire unaffected by most traditional methods of eradication - who are cutting a swathe through both the human and undead communities in Prague. It's a fabulous-looking package, elegantly orchestrated by del Toro, who has an unerring eye for undead iconography, which he takes to visually imaginative extremes. While it has zero character substance and isn't remotely scary, Blade II at least unapologetically delivers the requisite amount of attitude, splatter and grisly shock-horror.

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Credits

Cast

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BladeWesley Snipes
WhistlerKris Kristofferson
ReinhardtRon Perlman
NyssaLeonor Varela
ScudNorman Reedus
DamaskinosThomas Kretschmann
NomakLuke Goss
ChupaMatt Schulze
AsadDanny John-Jules
SnowmanDonnie Yen
KounenKarel Roden
VerlaineMarit Velle Kile
PriestTony Curran
LighthammerDaz Crawford

Crew

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DirectorGuillermo del Toro

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment
Released on
2002-03-29
Language
English
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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