With early 00s CGI and sub-Matrix techno raves, this is the Del Toro film most stuck in its time. So while I was expecting the runt of his litter, I was pleasantly surprised: a lovably ridiculous string of quadruple-crosses where half the fun is that Wesley Snipes—all tats and sunglasses—isn't as cool as he thinks he is. As Del Toro dusts off old horror dynamics for the age of bullet time, it's good clean bloody fun.
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.
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.
Blade is a hero who eradicate the vampire but he is half vampire. Such an ironic. The only thing that made him live was his adoptive father. Unconsciously is the universe for Blade. Red and black became dominant in this film. In terms of artistic or cinematography
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.