Blade: Trinity

Blade: Trinity
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Biel, Parker Posey
Studio: New Line Cinema
Rating: 4/10

CORPORATE LINE: Wesley Snipes returns as the day-walking vampire hunter in the explosive third and final film in the Blade franchise, Blade: Trinity. When the Vampire Nation hatches a plan to frame Blade in a series of brutal killings, he must join forces with the Nightstalkers, a clan of human vampire hunters, in an extreme battle in which the trail of blood leads directly to the notorious vampire legend, Dracula. Written and directed by David S. Goyer, Blade: Trinity also stars Jessica Biel as Abigail, the daughter of Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), who inherits the vampire-slaying duties that once belonged to Blade (Wesley Snipes); and Ryan Reynolds (National Lampoon’s Van Wilder) as Hannibal King, one of the Nightstalkers.

THE GOOD: The action sequences in the beginning of Blade Trinity are exciting—its all downhill from there.

THE BAD: When Director/writer David Goyer decided to make this the funny Blade someone should have slapped some sense into him. No one did, so what we got is a monster mess. Blade tries to maintain the serious and cocky attitude that had lasted throughout the trilogy but the addition of smart-alecky Ryan Reynolds has created an unwatchable movie.

Perhaps the biggest travesty is the super villain; Dracula. Dracula is nothing more than some bad actor, whose name is as irrelevant as Blade Trinity itself. Shouldn’t we expect Dracula to be cool? Shouldn’t he be the king of vampires? He’s lived through all these civil wars and supposedly destroyed most of humanity and yet Blade is a handful? This is stupid.

And yet we can’t get past Reynolds who all but folds this franchises tent. Every word out of his mouth will make any fan cringe. Reynolds one-liners seem to come straight from every bad sitcom out there. As excited as the guys will be fore Jessica Biel you will be sadly disappointed.

FRANKLY: The first Blade was unique and the second Blade was even better and now with the third installment the ship has sunk beyond repair.

+ Charlie Craine

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