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28th March 2002
Blade II 18 cert camera  


Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Producer(s): Peter Frankfurt; Wesley Snipes; Patrick Palmer
Cast:
Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Luke Goss, Leonor Varela, Matt Schulze, Norman Reedus, Donnie Yen
Length: 117 minutes
Release:
29th March 2002
Reviewed by:
David Smith

Wesley Snipes

Wesley is back in Blade II
What did David think of Blade II

Given the choice of reviewing either ET (cute loveable alien), Crossroads (horrible, unlovable big chested alien Britney Spears) or Blade 2 (no aliens, just
vampires) I plumped for the latter and I'm glad that I
did.

However, my penance is to try and write a review without making any crass and lame jokes about Luke Goss. I went in a cynical frame of mind wondering what new way Hollywood has thought up to show people having their entrails showered about the room.

In Blade, Wesley Snipes was fighting vampires. Blade 2 sees him joining forces with them to stop the Reapers, a new breed of genetically modified uber-blood suckers lead by Luke Goss, and who are going through both humans and vampires like Leicester's opponents are going through their goal mouth.

The Reapers are one of the best monsters to come out of Hollywood in a long time with a mouth that opens up at the chin which will give you a smile with more teeth than you would have thought necessary for sucking blood.

Unusually, this is a lot better than the original Blade. Gone is the constant gloomy outlook and in comes some genuinely black humour and even some romance (but not much as super heroes never really have much time to kiss).

Of course, Blade 2 isn't believable for a moment but that's not the point. Since it is based on a graphic novel, it has the moodiness and the atmosphere that is required for this
kind of film plus it has action sequences on a par with The Matrix. It's an adrenaline fix for anyone who wants to stop behaving like an adult for a couple of hours and watch blood being sprayed here, there and everywhere. It won't win any Oscars but it's perfect popcorn entertainment for those looking for some nice dirty fun.

And not a Bros joke in anywhere in the review!

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