Blade II

MPAA Rated – R
It’s 1:57 Long
A Review by:
The Dude on the Right

Blade II
Movie Stats & Links
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus, Ron Perlman, Luke Goss
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: New Line Cinema
Release Date: 2002
Kiddie Movie: I saw one dad bring his 6 year old looking daughter and wanted to call the DCFS. Leave them at home.
Date Movie: She might just be disgusted by all the useless killing, or get scared and snuggle.
Gratuitous Sex: Some perverted vampire rave/feeding.
Gratuitous Violence: I don’t know if gratuitous is even the right word.
Action: Lots of people running after one another.
Laughs: Some pretty decent one-liners.
Memorable Scene: Too many to list.
Memorable Quote: None really come to mind.
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

Sometimes it’s all about the violence, and “Blade II” had enough of it to satisfy anyone’s quest for a battle. What else do you need?

The story sort of goes like this… Blade (Wesley Snipes) is still out killing vampires, but he’s also on a quest to find his old friend Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), who, it turns out, didn’t die in the original “Blade” movie. After rescuing Whistler, things seem sort of back to normal, it’s all about the vampires, but something else is brewing. It seems there is a mutant vampire on the loose that actually attacks vampires, turning them into mutant zombies called reapers whose only goal is to just kill more vampires (and the occasional human). This has the vampire nation running scared, and their only hope is to team with Blade to kill the reapers. Now it’s up to Blade and his crew, Whistler and Scud (Norman Reedus), combining with the Blood Pack from the vampire nation (a group of super-fighters whose original goal was to kill Blade), to hunt out the reapers, kill them, and eventually find the lead reaper, Nomak (Luke Goss), and kill him as well. But are things that simple? Is Blade being set-up or used? Will the Blood Pack turn on Blade and just kill him anyway? All good questions, and all are answered as the movie goes on.

Okay, enough about the story, it doesn’t really matter anyway. What matters in “Blade II” is the kick-ass violence and there is a lot of it. Blade goes around kicking ass with great karate moves and I also think Blade has been watching the WWF as he also has incorporated some wrestling moves into his brand of martial arts; the killing of the vampires is an event in itself; and the reapers take bloodsucking to a gruesome new level combining bits of “Alien” with looks of “The Predator.” The only thing I found missing from “Blade II” was some unnecessary nudity not associated with vampires cutting each other up – sadly Nyssa (Leonor Varela), the chick member in the Blood Pack and daughter of the head vampire kept her clothes on. It looks like she wouldn’t look too bad with her clothes on my bedroom floor.

Anyway, if you’re into seeing a movie with lots of senseless violence, some good lines back and forth between Whistler, Scud, and Rienhardt (Ron Perlman), and some pretty decent plot twists that don’t matter anyway, I highly recommend “Blade II.” If not, stay away, stay far away. I’m giving “Blade II” 4 stars out of 5. It’s still has some of that mystical stuff that was present in the original, it has some of the best fighting and quality kills I’ve seen in a while, and if Nyssa had just gotten naked and maybe given Blade some vampire lovin’, I’m sure I would have given the movie 5 stars. Oh well.

That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!