Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 6:11PM
Blade is a half-breed vampire and human Daywalker badass who kills vampires while trying to maintain control over his curse!
All three of the Blade movies have merit, but I think the first one is still my favorite. Wesley Snipes rocks the whole world as Blade himself, his pal Whistler is Kris Kristofferson, and the doc female counterpart in this movie, N’Bushe Wright, just happens to be a Hematologist. And don’t forget Stephen Dorff as Deacon Frost, would-be made-vampire leader. The soundtrack is also worth a listen too, especially the song in the blood club.
Blade II of course had to be ramped up, just because the first movie was so badass. This time there’s a brand new offshoot race of vampires they call Reapers, and this group of pureblood vampire assassins actually team up with Blade to fight them. Ron Pearlman is involved, Leonor Varela is love interest Nyssa, there’s Norman Reedus and even Luke Goss as the head Reaper. While this certainly shows the diversity of vampirekind in Blade’s world, I think they tried to do a little too much with the story of inter-vampire betrayal too. Nevertheless, it is still quite a good movie and boasts a soundtrack just as awesome as the first one.
And then there’s Blade Trinity, where they actually threw in Dracula. I don’t mean that Victorian sex fantasy that is Stoker’s, or even Vlad Tepes, in Trinity they try to portray Dracula as this ancient vampiric evil monster kind of Conan-like thing. Which, actually, I’m fine with. And we have the Nightstalkers, vampire hunters who team up with Blade, that sports Whistler’s daughter Abigail with a sunlight bow (awesome), and is lead by former vampire cabana boy Hannibal King, Ryan Renolds. His snarky fun comments bring a missing element of playfulness to Blade that I quite enjoyed. This one’s soundtrack is a little different, but still energetic and enjoyable.