This movie continues the scientific analysis of vampire culture. In order to create a more perfect vampire, a very old vampire messes with the genetic code. Rather than creating a day walker, he creates a vampire that feeds on both people and vampires and is nearly immortal, immune to silver and garlic, but not daylight. As the vampires are unable to take care of this threat on their own, they enlist the services of Blade.
Throughout the movie we see a question about the enemy of my enemy being my friend, and yet the question of who truly is Blade's enemy is never really resolved. However we seem to get the impression that Blade is a master tactician and is able to defeat his enemies through clever planning, playing each against the other while they think they're using him.
Finally, this movie modifies our vampire lore a little bit:
- When vampires get really old, they start to change to look more like demons.
- Vampires have cloning technology.
- Vampires don't know that throwing a vampire into a vat of blood will make him stronger.
- Vampires have vats of blood.
- Some vampires are very wealthy and have cool castles with very advanced technology in the dungeon.
- Vampire slayers are a little psychotic in their persecution of vampires, who, admittedly aren't very nice either.
- Though vampires aren't really "dead" they do have a body temperature of about 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
1. Basically the same character he played in Alien: Resurrection... amongst other roles.
2. Look for a review of both Underworld and Underworld: Evolution in about a year.
3. The first screen cap on this post is an example of a scene that was largely done with CGI.