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Film Review - Blade II
Here's a surprise, a movie that actually delivers what it promised!
Blade II picks up, not quite where Blade ended. A few years have passed. Blade has a new partner, and discovers that his friend Whistler is, as they said in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, not quite dead.
The crux of the story is a truce between Blade and the Vampire Nation. There's a new predator in town, and the vampires are more afraid of it, than Blade.
When I say predator, it's not far from the mark. The Reaper is a genetically altered vampire whose chin splits open so the lower jaw can widen and grab prey. The effect reminds you of the movie Predator. Then you get a little feeling the make up guy like Alien as well, because the Reaper's tongue is as deadly as the Alien's inner set of jaws.
All in all, you've got a great monster in the classic sense. Compare the Reaper and Frankenstein's monster. Both were created by people who should have known better. Both could not exist in the society they were born into. Both must be destroyed. It's just than Blade II is a hell of a lot bloodier.
Should you see this movie? Do you like monster films? Do you like violence? Do you like people with attitude? If you answer yes to any of these questions, there's a good chance you'll like Blade II.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Released in 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Reviewed by Mongo