Blade 2 Review
Written by: Ash's missing hand
Blade 2 is an improvement on Blade (1998), which was pretty good. Wesley Snipes returns as Blade, who is half-human and half-vampire. He was raised by Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), a vampire hunter who keeps Blade's vampirism in check, and taught him to fight. Whistler has been captured by vampires and floats in a storage tank while his blood is harvested.
Blade's hideout is invaded by vampires with glowing red eyes, but not to fight, to deliver a message. The Vampire Nation is under attack by a new breed of vampires called Reapers, who drink the blood of both humans and vampires. If the Reapers aren't destroyed, both races will die.
Blade and Whistler, recently rescued, join the vampires in this war, which is risky because if the Reapers are destroyed, the vampires will turn on them. Blade is attracted to Nyssa (Leonor Varela). The Reapers have what looks like a scar down the middle of their chin. The scar turns out to be a cleft, that unfold into tripartite jaws.
Guiellermo Del Toro has created a movie that is a brilliant exercise in technique and is full of twisted imagination.