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Reviewed by Wilson Morales
Comic book heroes are on the rise again. Coming to the screen soon will be Spiderman and The Hulk. Whether or not they proved to be successful remains to be seen. In the meantime, the films that have made an impact, or at least started a cult following, are blazing back to the screen. A few years ago, "Blade" came out and made a huge impact at the box office. A sequel was inevitable, but will the film bring in the same results. Maybe so. In "Blade 2", Wesley Snipes comes back with a ferocious and menacing attitude that brings fear to all evildoers. More action than substance, this film is as kinetic as they come.
When the Daywalker (Snipes) was last seen, he was dealing with the death of his mentor Whistler (Kristofferson). Somehow Whister has been kept alive by other vampires, and the Daywalker is able bring him back to life. When a new breed of vampires known as the Reapers come looking for him to get his blood (as in the first film), the daywalker is forced to ally himself with another group of vampires, The Blood Gang. The daywalker must deal with their leader Rienhart (Perlman) to destroy the Reapers before they slay mankind.
There's not much to the plot other than what's said above. There is less dialogue and more action. Too much action to say the least. Snipes, who's no stranger to the action genre, is having fun just slaughtering vampires left and right. The special effect are more similar to the film "Spawn", which came out a few years. This is purely a horror film as the film contains no substance to emotionally tie one in the film. Its more gruesome and scary as the scenery are taken in darken areas. Although the length of the film may drain one out, if you are into action films, then you can't go wrong with Blade 2. It is what it is.
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