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Cast, Crew, and Other Info
Wesley Snipes as Blade
Stephen Dorff as Deacon Frost
Kris Kristofferson as Abraham Whistler
N’Bushe Wright as Dr. Karen Jenson
Donal Logue as Quinn
Written by David S. Goyer
Directed by Steven Norrington
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Past movie reviews can be found here.
A half human vampire, able to survive sunlight, has
sworn to destroy
all other vampires.
Eliminating magic and bringing in the science. It
with the “new replacing old” idea.
The inclusion of gore for the sake of gore. This
This is an adaptation that’s somewhat accurate, and
that are staples of recent vampire movies. That
doesn’t bode well for
originality. I give it 3 out of 6.
The effects featured a lot of CGI blood that
viscous enough. The wire work was generally very
good, in spite of
the weak CGI. I give it 4 out of 6.
The story had very little plot. The main
focus seems to be
on creating “cool” scenes, particularly for the action
It’s a standard prophecy story. I give it 3 out of 6.
The acting was a group of people playing to
without any depth. I give it 3 out of 6.
The emotional response wasn’t as strong as
Normally, I’m a sucker for comic book adaptations. (I
own and enjoy
Josie and the Pussycats for crying out loud.)
nothing for me, even though I watched it just after
Essential Tomb of Dracula Vol. 2, and was
pumped up and ready
to see Blade come to life. If you look like you’re
just trying to be
cool, it all just falls apart. I give it 3 out of 6.
The production also suffered from the “let’s
make it cool”
philosophy. It was nice to see some Kurosawa
influence on the
editing, but nothing else was even remotely close to
caliber, so it came off as delusions of grandeur. I
give it 4 out of
Overall, it’s not a terribly thrilling movie.
they made one sequel, let alone two. I give it 3 out
In total, Blade receives 23 out of 42.