After writing two successful screenplays for the BLADE series, David Goyer finally took the director's chair in adapting his own script for the third film. The result was an utter catastrophe. Blade is joined by Abigail Whistler (Jessica Biel) and Hannibal King (the usually entertaining Ryan Renolds) to form The Nightstalkers, a trio that is incongruous with the darker comic book version of the team. Biel is unnecessary at best and both bland and annoying at worst, while the comic quips written in for Reynolds character fall entirely flat. Snipes does not get off any easier, as Blade has become a shadow of his former self thanks to the bland writing a weak performance. The Nightstalkers must face off against the original bloodsucker, himself, when Dracula is resuscitated by a faction of vampires that hope to cultivate humans using a series of blood farms. Dracula (now Drake) is a pathetic waste of the character, and after a long and pointless build up, the climax of the film becomes the low point of the entire series. It would seem that Goyer also tried to overcompensate for the lack of action and gore by fouling up the language in order to earn its hard-R rating. It is unfortunate that this entry dropped off so dramatically from the previous two films, but fans will find very little to like in Blade's third outing.
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UNDERWORLD, SKINWALKERS, DAYBREAKERS.