The only person in the film who seems to be kinda serious is Luke Goss as Jared Nomak, the freaky monster zombie/vampire. Which is a great counterpoint to the shenanigans of the Bloodpack led by a hilariously wry Ron Perlman. BLADE II is the most fun when you realize even Wesley Snipes' half-man/half-vampire is in on the joke. And as always, in any del Toro film, the visual and creature design are aces.
The great touch of Guillermo del Toro give the film series an added touch of finesse, great action, beautiful effects, grotesque make-up and better acting, but even del Toro can't help a boring script and the weak dialogue - and with this second entry I'm already a little fatigued by this universe.
By far the best Blade film and also the most perfect example of Del Toro working within the studio system. The visual style and art design is spot on and coupled with a sense of humour, elevates the sequel above the so so 90s original.
It's quite astonishing how little the characters themselves care about the story and what's happening around them. The very minimalist reactions to nearly any action have an almost Bressonian feel to it that make this film feel surprisingly interesting and at times even entertaining.
i remember this being a worthy successor to a very loved first part...at least i thought it to be until a re-watch which broke the illusion of a super charismatic combination of characters and a neat storyline. the CGI effects were horrible, didn't remember them being like that... but the appreciation for the new goons still stands!