Blade 2 Review
Written by: gabs1515
There is nothing that should stop anyone from seeing this film. Some may even argue that it is better than the first one, but there are few faults with this movie.
The first one basically brought us into the world of "The Daywalker." Blade 2 kicks it square in the balls. Bringing a hunter of vampires and the vampires themselves together to fight side by side against a worse enemy was a genius way to add to the series. The new "vampire" which are called reapers are fucking terrifying, with their loose mandibles that open wide and a short tentacle type thing that latches onto its victims, makes it one of the coolest vampires of this generation.
The actors did a great job. Wesley Snipes does a great job as Blade once again. He has plenty of great lines throughout the film that bring a light hearted side to the chaos. Kris Kristofferson returns as Whistler, whom this time around, is almost untrustworthy. Most of the movie you just wanna punch him in the face, but considering what he's been through between the first film and this one, we (the audience) can understand at his crankiness. And, of course, Ron Perlman adds to this wonderful cast as the leader of a group thats been training to kill Blade, but instead have to take commands from him, and of course he doesn't like it. Its fun to watch as he tries to suppress the urge to kill Blade and how Blade keeps provoking him, evening trying to make him do it.
The only "beef" I have against this movie is the overuse of CGI in certain areas. It always has kinda stopped the intensity of the scene because you can tell that its not the actor but a computer replacement. They do this with Spider-man, Superman, and The Matrix. They've made leaps and bounds in the art of computer graphics, but it does NOT look real at all and compared with Blades movements throughout the rest of the film, you can just tell he's not like that. Blade's fast, but he doesn't leap around or bend like they show it.
Directed by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)
Written by David S. Goyer (Blade)
Key Actors: Wesley Snipes (Blade)
Kris Kristofferson (Blade)
Ron Perlman (Hellboy)
Thomas Kretschmann (U-571)
My Personal Feelings on the Film
Characters - 10/10. Everybody played their part well and nobody IMO was very annoying, and those that were got what they deserved.
Setting - This movie takes place in a variety of locations. It is cool though that they show the interworkings of the vampire network and all the locations are mostly dark (for obvious reasons) which I love in films.
Gore - So much violence, its great. The vampires bursting into flames, the blood splattering, and the "Reaper" autopsy were great.
Nudity - Sorry no nudity. I would've think it unnecessary in a film like this to have nudity anyway. I think it would've taken away from whats going on.
Shock Level - 7/10. The Reaper guys were pretty intense. Other than that there isn't much shocking about it, but the Reapers are enough.
Humor - 5/10. Blade 2 isn't meant to be funny, but there are a few lines and interactions between characters that bring a chuckle to the viewer. I think it adds greatly to the overall film itself.
Realism - 7/10. For the world they live in everything seemed very real. Its just when they overused the CGI in parts to take the Blade character above Wesleys capabilities that brought it down for me.
Ending - 9/10. I liked the ending. I'd say more but I'd give it away.
Interest Level - 10/10. There's enough going on at any given moment to keep me interested enough to NOT want to pause it and use the bathroom, etc.
Classification - This fits with the comic book films and/or the vampire movies.
Sequels - There is a 3rd Blade called Blade Trinity with Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel. I don't forsee them doing another one, but if they could get this crew together again and keep it a little more serious than Trinity, I'd like them to do another one. Wesley may have it in him for another one...if they do it soon.