Blade 2 details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Daz Crawford, Kris Kristofferson, Matt Schulze, Thomas Kretschmann, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Donnie Yen, Danny John-Jules, Luke Goss, Norman Reeduss, Norman Reedus, Wesley Snipes|
|Director:||Guillermo del Toro|
|Run time:||1 hour 57 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Oct 2007|
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Big Let DownBy imran (165 reviews) from London , 12 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Nowhere near the quality of the first film. The effects aren't as good, the set pieces are rubbish, the baddies are scary but ultimately pointless, it is just a let down. Shame coz Blade was outstanding but I suppose it was just too much to live up to.
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Am I the only one who thought this was better than the original?By TheWatchman (755 reviews) from Suburbia , 04 Sep 2013I remember when Blade II came out everyone was saying how much better it was than its predecessor (thats not saying the original was bad it was excellent, too). However, now I look at the other reviews, I see many pretty scathing appraisals of the film, so I thought Id readdress the balance. Blade II makes the bold decision to team the titular character up with those he has sworn to destroy namely vampires in order to hunt a new super strain of the undead who plans on feeding on both humans and vampires. What follows are some pretty good action and fight scenes against a race of monsters who are well-designed enough to actually be pretty horrific. Besides some of the non-English speaking actors (whos lines are purely understood with the aid of subtitles) all the cast play their parts well. Wesley Snipes finds it easy to keep going as the half-vampire, Blade, but Ron Perlham deserves a special mention for generally being nasty to Blade and getting away with it (or does he?). A good sequel should offer the same and more. Blade II does this. Its easily recognisable as a Blade film, yet takes the story in a fresh direction to the original, meaning it isnt simply a rehash of old ideas. I would rank it alongside other such great sequels as Terminator 2 and Aliens. Its just a shame they couldnt repeat the magic with what followed: Blade Trinity (but thats another sad story).
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Great film, CGI disappointingBy BhamDaddyBear (1 review) , 24 Apr 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideTo me it surpassed the original, great plot to the story very original. The idea of him joining up with the vampires was class!
CGI in parts was quite lame and obvious, hence my 4 star rating.
not as good as the 1st but still goodBy cheesekake (1501 reviews) from uk , 20 May 2012the 1st blade was undoubtedly brilliant, and this one is still good but just not AS good.
dont get me wrong its still got the blood, vampires and kick bottom action so definitely worth seeing
good filmBy kolaboy (114 reviews) from Reading , 26 Nov 2009enjoyed this film well worth a watch
Blade 2By AngelicaRose (8 reviews) from England , 12 Oct 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis movie wasn't as good as the first one because the sexy and overall gorgeousness of Deacon Frost was killed. The fighting and martial arts were better, more complexed and completey awesome, and I thoroughly enjoyed the fighting scenes. However, the storyline was a bit disappointing, as it led to a path of Blade teaming up with the vampires. Enjoyable film, with fantastic fighting scenes.