This review contains SPOILERS. If you haven’t seen it, you may not want to go any further.
Blade is back, with martial-arts vampire-butt-kicking action!
No, not as good as the first one, but doggone excellent in the action department. I was a little disappointed at first, seemed to be all boom and whango and no plot, but after about 15 minutes, the plot started appearing…guess they just wanted to make sure they had our attention.
Enough blood and body parts to keep an otter happy, a few very amusing lines/scenes, excellent f/x and lots of explodo, worth seeing for that alone. For some reason, by the way, vampire flix are NOT oogies, I have no idea why.
And yes, Wesley Snipes is a SERIOUS honey. Not even eye candy, he’s more eye caviar. I suspect that deep down, he can really act, I’d love to see him get a chance…but until then, it’s explodo city for me, just keep on making those movies, Wes!
Inconsistencies R Us: They’re not real specific in this about how much sunlight vampires can take; sometimes they just have to stay out of the direct beams, while other times even diffuse light across the room has them ducking for cover. Hm. And I found it hard to believe that NOT ONE of the specially trained cadre of vampires was able to kill (or even seriously damage) Kristofferson, either shooting him (and missing) or whacking on his wimpy human butt…never seen such bad shooting in my life…and was it me, or did Reaper Guy look way too much like his daddy, King o’ the Vampires? I kept mixing them up for a few seconds every time the scene shifted…and since when do old vampires have blue-green blood? cool effect, but makes no sense.
Reality police: don’t get me started.
The vampires put on full body armor to go down in the tunnels in the daylight…but leave their HEADS UNCOVERED? And when the daylight (or a facsimile thereof) hits them, they explode, armor and all…so what was the point? Well, ok, they all looked extremely buff in the hi-tech armor, I guess that WAS the point…
And Kris Kristofferson…the vampires keep him hooked up to life support in a vat of liquid for two years…WITH HIS PANTS ON? I don’t think so.
And here’s a good one for the physics police: UV light makes both the bad guys and the good guys explode. Firstly, humans can’t see UV, so having the little devices shoot out bright blue rays for the moviegoers to see is kinda like spaceships in the vacuum of space making noise, doesn’t make much sense to me. Secondly, if it’s the UV in daylight that makes them explode, why not just make some plastic shields? UV can’t go through plastic…that’s why polarized sunglasses work… It’s picky little details like that that make my friend Virago tell me to just shut up and enjoy the movie…which I did, this one, very much. Go see it, physics and reality police notwithstanding.