But what was I to do? My friend said it was better and it gave some backround on the original so I shouldn't sweat it. Extremely bloody and violent, it was like, "OK, let's rush the dialouge scenes so we can get right to Blade tearing vampires up!" The language was strong and the characters smoked frequently. But it was very entertaining, so I may dig my teeth into the 1st and 3rd parts of the series.