Well it was off to the cinema again. What a
bad job..... This time on our hit list was
Blade 2. After Blade my exportations
where high and yes again.....
WOW! Del Toro's direction is
fantastic to say the least. The music well, some
times a bit dry but it is still good.
The biggest problem is not with character design and art consulting by comic-book masters Timothy Bradstreet and Mike
Mignola but a week plot that has a lot of holes in
it. But nothing is perfect.
The sets, using the decaying inner cities of Eastern
Europe gives the film has a consistently strong
texture of fear that is often lacking in this type
of film. The "Bloodpack's" costumes and equipment
hold very strong detail that again gives added wait
and makes the action very believable. The plot
outline is simple; Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers vampires who feed on
vampires and humans alike, but all is not what is
seems. As ever the hi kicking action leads
Blade to find his old long lost father finger in a
vat of Blood and rescues him to help Blade rid the
world of yet more evil. With strong language, pervasive
violence Blade enters a world of drug use and sex,
bondage as well as torture as he explores the world
of the Vampires. Overall a good sequel that
has to get four stars out of five, due to the plot
being a bit week in places. Now I'm waiting for the
next film "Hell Boy" with baited
first credits only:- Wesley Snipes as Blade also refered to as the The Daywalker
Kris Kristofferson as Abraham Whistler, Norman Reedus as Scud,
Leonor Varela as Nyssa, Ron Perlman as Reinhardt, Luke Goss as Nomak,
Daz Crawford as Lighthammer, Matt Schulze as Chupa,
Donnie Yen as Snowman, Danny John-Jules as Asad,
Rey-Phillip Santos as Red Eye, Pete Lee-Wilson as Blood Bank Doctor,
Tony Curran as Priest, Marit Velle Kile as Verlaine,
Thomas Kretschmann as Damaskinos & Santiago Segura as Rush
Guillermo del Toro.
Working title in 1999 USA:- "Bloodhunt"
Film Review by Patrick Trollope.