A totally entertaining sequel to 2000’s "Blade." If you missed the original, don’t worry, they tell you everything you need to know in the first few minutes. And all you need to know is this: people, and people as vampires, look cool, talk cool, and are almost always fighting. It’s not violence so much as choreography. "Blade II" is like ballet, and the film-makers never miss an opportunity to thrill the audience.
[2009: And they made a third. I recommend renting all three for a thought-free, fully entertaining trilogy sometime.]