A ramped-up techno soundtrack bleats out adrenaline-pumping action tunes while leather-clad vampire slayers smash through walls and floors and ceilings, break windows with their bodies, and occasionally defy gravity. Cascades of flying glass sparkle in the air and crimson pools of blood shine on the floors of warehouse dens where the hungry creatures hide. This is BLADE: TRINITY, the third installment of the film series adapted from Marvel comics. Here, a new challenge faces the preternaturally sharp hunter, Blade (Wesley Snipes), when a group of vamps resurrect the long-slumbering "Drake" (Dominic Purcell)--the ancient and all-powerful Count Dracula--and Blade meets the ultimate opponent. Teaming up with the Nightstalkers, a group of similar-minded hunters led by tough slayer-hottie Abigail (Jessica Biel) and her joke-a-minute partner Hannibal (Ryan Reynolds), Blade is ready for battle. However, Drake's handlers are an unruly bunch themselves, with sassy goth wench Danica (Parker Posey in a wonderfully...
Pros: Ryan Reynolds, semi-decent plot Cons: Characters make stupid mistakes, excessive language use, script, some acting The Bottom Line: I think this movie had promise, and could have been pretty good if it had not been for certain factors... Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. While out doing errands the other day, my sister calls me, requesting that dad and I go rent a movie; Dumb and … more
Pros: Fight sequences; Snipes as Blade; special effects of course. Cons: The script has some noticable holes. The Bottom Line: All-n-all, Blade: Trinity was an enjoyable movie, but only marginally so; I do like a viable plot to go along with my senseless violence, thank you very much. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Even though I am a Marvel Comic Books fan, I have to admit that my … more
BLADE-TRINITY is a fantastical ride of a movie that even those of us fatigued by the larger-than-life comic book hero flicks literally poured out weekly onto the hungry theater big screens can tolerate. The production values make the most of clever weird appliances and nasty structural situations that defy reason: the animation (vampire Pomeranian dogs, transformation costumes for Dracula AKA Drake, conflagration disintegration of human bodies by the silver tip, human blood farms, endless variations … more