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Great fun (This review contains spoliers so beware.)
on 23 July 2016
I personally thought this was better than the first movie. The action scenes were thrilling and the plot and script were well written as I didn't see any of the twists coming, particularly the one concerning Nomak's (Luke Goss) relationship to Damaskinos (Thomas Kretschmann). One of the things I liked about the first film was that the vampires were actually proper vampires and the second film improves on that. The Reapers are absolutely gross when they feed on vampires but that adds to the tension and excitement. After the first film highlighted Blade's (Wesley Snipes) hatred for vampires, it was interesting to see him work with them to bring down the Reapers. Although most vampires appear to be evil, Nyssa (Leonor Varela) proves that not all plot to dominate humanity. She was just as taken in by her father Damaskinos' lies as I was. I was surprised to see actors such as Norman Reedus (Scud) and Ron Perlman (Reinhardt) in this film but they were great additions to the cast and I also did not see them being the ones to betray Blade during the third act. Wesley Snipes proves once again why he was well cast as Blade in the first film. If Christopher Reeve was born to play Superman, then Wesley Snipes was born to play Blade. Overall, Blade 2 is a great film. You don't have to be a fan of comic book movies to like this. If you're looking for two hours of blood, gore, real vampires and action, then the Blade movies are for you.