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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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A half human vampire, able to survive sunlight, has
sworn to destroy
all other vampires.

High Point

Eliminating magic and bringing in the science. It
works thematically
with the “new replacing old” idea.

Low Point

The inclusion of gore for the sake of gore. This
happens often.

The Scores

This is an adaptation that’s somewhat accurate, and
includes elements
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
wasn’t nearly
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
I’d hoped.
Normally, I’m a sucker for comic book adaptations. (I
own and enjoy
Josie and the Pussycats for crying out loud.)
This did
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
being Kurosawa
caliber, so it came off as delusions of grandeur. I
give it 4 out of

Overall, it’s not a terribly thrilling movie.
I’m surprised
they made one sequel, let alone two. I give it 3 out
of 6.

In total, Blade receives 23 out of 42.