Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blade: Trinity (2004)

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.

Rating: 6/10.
Number of views: 2.

If you liked BLADE: TRINITY, check out:
UNDERWORLD, SKINWALKERS, DAYBREAKERS.



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5 comments:

  1. I agree with everything in this review. I like the first two installments, but this one is unwatchable. I think your rating of a 6 is pretty generous.

    JM

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  2. I continue to feel like some sort of outsider when it comes to movies like this. I like 'Blade III,' but agree that the other two are ultimately better.

    Actual gripes of mine: the inclusion of the Night Stalkers' assistants...only to kill them in one scene, the 'goth girl' scene and the whole 'i'll fight while listening to my IPod' idea.

    Honestly, I thought that Reynolds was the best part of the movie. There are moments when his lines feel improvised as well, especially in the part where he is mocking the lady vampire. She is either a great actress or he threw some choice insults her way without warning.

    I guess I'll just continue to defend this, 'Daredevil,' the 'Matrix' sequels and 'Final Wars' on the internet. It's a lonely job, but somebody's got to do it.

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  3. And dont forget WOLVERINE, you can claim that one too Alec =D

    Reynolds basically reprised this role as Deadpool, but I just cant get in to any of this film. I love the fact that all they say is Fuck, that was pretty hilarious, but coming off of the far superior action and subtler humor of the previous films I just find this one to be a bore.

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  4. I'll concur that 'Wolverine' is a bit too much of a vanity project, much like 'The Chronicles of Riddick.' I do like it better than most people online.

    I'll say this though: no matter what anyone says 'The Abominable Dr. Phibes' is awesome. You can't take that away from me...dammit!

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  5. jervaise brooke hamsterJanuary 15, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    I want to bugger Jessica Biel (as the bird was in 2000 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).

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