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  • Summary: Wesley Snipes returns as Blade, the Marvel Comics half-human, half-vampire character he vividly brought to life in the 1998 hit film of the same name. (New Line Cinema)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 7 out of 28
  1. To appreciate the movie, you have to be okay with vampire violence. I don't mean subtle little nips at the neck and, ooooh, it's directed by Werner Herzog.
  2. Ghastly yet wonderful at the same time.
  3. 70
    The drawing card for Blade II is -- the promise of a blood-soaked action/horror thrill ride, and Snipes and Del Toro get the down-and-dirty job done with style.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    60
    May be too grisly to extend its appeal beyond its fan base.
  5. Reviewed by: Laura Miller
    50
    Suffers from way too many fight scenes that last way too long and look way too computer-generated.
  6. 40
    The sequences are handsomely designed, but frankly, you might as well be watching someone play a video game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Jul 16, 2014
    10
    Blade 2 is just as good as Blade 1. The action is great and plentiful as in the first movie. However this time,
    the style of the action
    scenes is different because the director is different. The director of Hellboy directed
    Blade 2 and he turned the movie into an action masterpiece. He was a great choice to direct the sequel,
    I would've chose him in a second.
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  2. Aug 4, 2014
    10
    Blade 2 has intense action as the first movie does and the plot is more intriguing. The film was directed by
    the director of Hellboy. There
    is a new threat and Blade has to defeat them with the help of a group
    called the blood pack.
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  3. Sep 6, 2014
    10
    Blade 2 has action galore, an improved plot and wonderful direction by Del Toro.
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  4. KeithK.
    May 30, 2002
    9
    Sometimes when an actor turns to directing, the results can be disastrous, such as Dana Plato's helming an episode of Cops, with tragic consequences. But just a year after winning the award for Best Supporting Actor for Traffic, Guillermo del Toro has gone behind the camera with remarkable success, in Blade 2. The movie occasionally shows some "newbie jitters" (what we call it when the newest person on my Babylon 5 chat group erroneously refers to the Minbari as "Klingons," or to the rest of us as "dorks"), but it's a really great movie in most ways. Expand
  5. TysonB.
    Dec 3, 2005
    8
    The start of something great (Orginal Blade) just changed tone and downgraded to good.
  6. Sep 27, 2011
    7
    What I like about Guillermo Del Toro is that every movie he makes has beautifully gruesome visuals that overrides all the cons of the movie. "Blade 2" is a good example im talking about. Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2013
    5
    Critics have often noted Blade 2 as the superior film in the franchise, I disagree. The amount of poorly done computer effects, overflow of characters and script make this film a lot to be desired. Expand

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