Blade credits (first movie):
Directed by: Stephen Norrington
Written by: David S. Goyer
Wesley Snipes (Blade)
Stephen Dorff (Deacon Frost)
Kris Kristofferson (Whistler)
Release date: 1998
Spoiler alert: some crucial elements of the movie are commented in the following review. Be warned!
My bloody rating:
Blade movies review:
In this article, I will review the Blade trilogy featuring Wesley Snipes. The transition between comic books to the big screen doesn’t always give great results.
Just think of the boring “Spawn” (that was a great comic strip in my opinion!) or the first “Hulk”!
I must admit that I wasn’t aware that the “Blade” comic book series existed before seeing the movie. So I didn’t have much expectations before watching this one! The first movie was really interesting.
Lots of action, cool special effects (vampires are killed in a brilliant way!) and a storyline that is just good enough to be entertaining!
Kris Kristofferson’s character (Whistler) is a cool surprise and Stephen Dorff as the main villain is always a nice addition to a movie!
Wesley Snipes does have some charisma, but he’s better at fighting than delivering emotional lines to another actor!
The second movie was also quite interesting! The plot is more developed and the special effects more effective than the first one!
As for the third one, even if not necessarily boring to watch, it doesn’t live up to the expectations of the two previous ones!
The “Blade” trilogy really delivers in terms of action! No doubt about it! It shows that being a vampire can be fun and appealing!
Don’t expect to see unusual things in this trilogy, but overall, all three movies are enjoyable (the first two in particular).
If you feel like watching a good action packed vampire trilogy, then “Blade” is definitely for you!
Blade movies reviews written by: Martin Berube