Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Blade II (2002)

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Norman Reedus

A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community. The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Now their quickly expanding population threatens the existence of vampires, and soon there won't be enough humans in the world to satisfy their bloodlust. Blade, Whistler (Yes, he's back) and an armory expert named Scud are curiously summoned by the Shadow Council. The council reluctantly admits that they are in a dire situation and they require Blade's assistance. Blade then tenuously enters into an alliance with The Bloodpack, an elite team of vampires trained in all modes of combat to defeat the Reaper threat. Blade's team and the Bloodpack are the only line of defense which can prevent the Reaper population from wiping out the vampire and human populations.

As far as sequels go, this one was not bad. It is not as good as the first one, of course. This one was filled with mainly fighting scenes and lots of gun play. It was nothing more than an action movie with a bit of horror added to it. The story was a bit thin, but the addition of the reapers in the story added more of an interest to the movie. The added team that is going to fight with Blade looks like a copy of Aliens. Just think about it. Neither one needed help, but they both got a team to help them fight.

The action in the movie was really cool, and there was a lot of it. The look of the reapers was really cool, and that look has been stolen several different times. It is a bit scary. I just wish that the movie was more scary. I know it is just a comic book, but it would be so cool, if it was really scary.

This movie had a great director, but it was the script that hurt this movie. It was just a bit dull to me. It is okay to watch, but it just sat there. The fighting scenes are great, and the level of violence is there. It was just another movie to me. It was worth watching once. Enjoy.

Blade II (2002) Trailer

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