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Blade II

Movie poster for Blade II
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Written by Screenplay:
David S. Goyer
Comic Book:
Marv Wolfman
Gene Colan
Starring Wesley Snipes
Kris Kristofferson
Ron Perlman
Thomas Kretschmann
Leonor Varela
Danny John-Jules
Luke Goss
Music by Marco Beltrami
Editing by Peter Amundson
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date(s) March 22, 2002
Running time 117 min.
Language English
Budget $55,000,000 (est.)
Preceded by Blade
Followed by Blade: Trinity
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

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Taglines:

  • Know The Mark.
  • One Man Still Has The Edge.
  • One man is still the cutting edge.
  • Last time he fought against his sworn enemies... this time he will fight with them.
  • Faster. Sharper. Deadlier.
  • When Evil Strikes, One Man Still Has The Edge.

Contents

Plot

Two years after the end of the previous film, Blade cuts a swath through the vampire population of Prague to find his old mentor Abraham Whistler being kept in suspended animation. He rescues Whistler, who has been turned into a vampire, and administers an accelerated version of the cure that was developed in the first film. Whistler revives and learns that Blade has procured a new weaponsmith in his absence, Scud.


As Whistler and Scud begin to argue, a duo of vampires invade Blade's base and deliver a truce offering. Upon arriving in the fortress of Eli Damaskinos, a vampire elder, Blade learns that a disease spread by Jared Nomak has created a new strain of infected vampires called Reapers that threaten to wipe out all human life on the planet. The vampires offer to ally with Blade in order to combat this mutual threat. Blade agrees and teams with the Bloodpack, an elite vampire squad that was created to battle Blade himself.


Blade and the Bloodpack stake out a vampire nightclub, and their uneasy alliance quickly wears thin. When the Reapers attack, Blade pursues Nomak, and learns that he too bears a personal grudge against vampires. After the battle, the group deduces that the Reapers' only weakness is ultraviolet light. They concoct a plan to lure the Reapers into the sewers and ambush them with UV grenades. While Blade develops an unusual connection with Nyssa, the daughter of Damaskinos, he is ultimately betrayed by the Bloodpack during the ambush.


Blade, Whistler, and Scud are taken back to Damaskinos's fortress as prisoners, where Damaskinos reveals that he created Nomak in a botched effort to breed a superior race of vampires. Scud also reveals himself as a traitor and is killed by his own bomb. As Nomak assaults the fortress, Whistler and Blade break free. Damaskinos prepares to flee, but he is betrayed by Nyssa. Nomak kills Damaskinos and infects Nyssa before Blade catches up to him. Blade and Nomak engage in an epic battle before Blade stabs Nomak in the heart. On the brink of death, Nomak feels relieved of his pain and finishes the fatal blow.


As the sun dawns, Blade stoically grants Nyssa her final wish to see the sun, to die as a vampire before the Reaper virus takes hold of her. In an epilogue, Blade goes to London in order to settle an old score with a vampire flunky.


Cast

Actor Role Notes
Wesley Snipes Blade A half-vampire "daywalker" who hunts vampires.
Kris Kristofferson Abraham Whistler Blade's human mentor and weaponsmith.
Ron Perlman Reinhardt A member of the Bloodpack, who bears a particular grudge against Blade.
Leonor Varela Nyssa Damaskinos Though an unapologetic, natural-born vampire and daughter to Damaskinos, Nyssa develops an unusual connection with Blade.
Norman Reedus Scud A young weaponsmith who aids Blade in Whistler's absence. He is also a vampire double-agent.
Thomas Kretschmann Eli Damaskinos An ancient vampire who is obsessed with creating a superior race of vampires as his legacy.
Karel Roden Karl Kounen A "familiar," Damaskinos's human agent and lawyer.
Luke Goss Jared Nomak Patient zero and carrier of the Reaper virus. He bears a grudge against Damaskinos for forsaking him.
Matt Schulze Chupa A pugnacious member of the Bloodpack who bears a particular grudge against Whistler.
Danny John-Jules Asad A well-mannered member of the Bloodpack who helps deliver Damaskinos's message to Blade.
Donnie Yen Snowman A mute swordsman and member of the Bloodpack.
Marit Velle Kile Verlaine A pink-haired member of the Bloodpack and the lover of Lighthammer.
Daz Crawford Lighthammer A hulking, hammer-wielding member of the Bloodpack.
Tony Curran Priest A Scottish-accented member of the Bloodpack, and the first member to be infected by the Reaper virus.
Santiago Segura Rush A vampire flunky in Prague who temporarily escapes Blade's wrath.

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Reception

Blade II was the most successful of the Blade film trilogy, making $80 million in the United States and $150 million worldwide. Critically, however, the film was less successful, gaining a 58% on Rotten Tomatoes. While it is a generally mixed score, it is the highest rated Blade film, surpassing Blade 's 54% and Trinity 's 26%.


Production notes

  • The sunglasses worn by Blade in the movie were a pair of Oakley Four S.
  • Originally, Blade & Nyssa were to have a sex scene; both Wesley Snipes & David Goyer state this on the DVD's commentary.
  • Blade: Trinity's opening chase sequence was originally planned for Blade II, but was scrapped because of budget concerns.
  • In the film, the character Scud's t-shirt bears the logo of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, a fictional organization from the Hellboy comic book series. Mike Mignola, the artist, writer and creator of the Hellboy comics, worked on some of the conceptual art of Blade II. Guillermo del Toro would later direct two film adaptations of Hellboy, with Ron Perlman as the title character. Karel Roden and Luke Goss would also go on to appear as the primary villains of Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, respectively.
  • Donnie Yen, who played the mute Bloodpack vampire Snowman, choreographed three of the fight scenes in Blade II.
  • The car that Blade drives in the beginning of the movie is a 1968 Dodge Charger 440 with two lights added to the middle of the grill.

The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (the B.P.R.D. or BPRD) is a fictional organization in the work of Mike Mignola, charged with protecting America and the world from the occult, paranormal and supernatural. ... Hellboy is a fictional Dark Horse Comics character created by Mike Mignola. ... Mike Mignola (born in Berkeley, California on September 16, 1960) is a American comic book artist and writer. ... Guillermo del Toro Gómez (born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is an Academy Award-nominated Mexican film director. ... For the business executive, see Ronald Perelman. ... Hellboy is an English supernatural action-thriller, directed by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Soundtrack

A soundtrack was released the same time as the movie and released by Virgin Records Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ...

  1. "Blade (Theme from Blade)" by Marco Beltrami & Danny Saber
  2. "Cowboy" by Eve & Fatboy Slim
  3. "I Against I" by Mos Def & Massive Attack
  4. "Right Here, Right Now" by Ice Cube & Paul Oakenfold
  5. "Tao of the Machine" by The Roots & BT
  6. "Child of the Wild West" by Cypress Hill & Roni Size
  7. "The One" by Busta Rhymes & Dub Pistols
  8. "We Be Like This" by Jadakiss & Danny Saber
  9. "Gorillaz on My Mind" by Redman & Gorillaz
  10. "Gangsta Queens" by Trina & Groove Armada
  11. "PHDream" by The Crystal Method
  12. "Rasied in the Hood" by Volume 10 & Roni Size
  13. "Gettin' Aggressive" by Mystikal & Moby
  14. "Mind What You Say" by Buppy

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See also

  • Blade, the film series.
  • Blade, the predecessor to this movie.
  • Blade: Trinity, the sequel to this movie.

The Blade film series is a trilogy of films based on the Marvel Comics that starred Wesley Snipes as the title character and beginning in 1998 and ending in 2004. ... Blade is a 1998 film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the published stories of the Marvel Comics character Blade. ... Blade: Trinity is a 2004 movie, directed by David S. Goyer, which is a motion_picture directorial debut for him. ...

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Blade II (2002) (399 words)
Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reaper vampires who feed on vampires.
Blade has to lead the blood pack, a group of vampires trained to hunt him; they are the best the vampires have, but without blade they are no match for the reapers.
More action, better special effects and a truly awesome performance by Luke Goss as the reaper, Blade 2 is sheer entertainment that is at least as good as the original, maybe even slightly better.
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