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The UnPopular Opinion: Blade Trinity

May. 22, 2013by: Alex Maidy

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy!
 
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I have always been a fan of the BLADE series, especially the portrayal of the titular Daywalker by Wesley Snipes. Despite only appearing onscreen for less than 45 minutes in each movie, Snipes made his presence felt. From the techno-noir feel of BLADE to the HELLBOY-esque phantasmagoria of Guillermo Del Toro's BLADE II, the series gave us the most entertaining vampire movies in a long time, something ruined soon after by the UNDERWORLD and TWILIGHT franchises. BLADE: TRINITY served as the conclusion to the New Line take on the series and now that Disney and Marvel have the rights, we may see another take on BLADE sometime in the future. But, for now we have three films to enjoy, all of which I love quite a bit.

BLADE: TRINITY has never been considered the strongest of the BLADE films, but I find it to be as strong as the original BLADE and better than BLADE II. Guillermo Del Toro fanboys are likely going to rip me a new one for this, but BLADE II doesn't feel like a BLADE movie to me. Sure, it features Snipes and vampires, but the stark contrast between the traditional vampires and the Reapers makes the film feel like a standalone mission and not a true sequel to Stephen Norrington's original. BLADE: TRINITY, however, feels like a direct follow up to the first film, skipping the events of Del Toro's sequel. Everything is amped up to make this a blowout ending to the series and it works exactly as anticipated.

Outta prison and already looking to cut a bitch.

In keeping with the tradition in comic book movies of adding more characters, BLADE: TRINITY introduces us to the Nightstalkers, a team of vampire hunters featuring Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds) and Abigail Whistler (Jessica Biel). Reynolds delivers his trademark smart-ass dialogue while Biel makes using a bow and arrow sexy well before Jennifer Lawrence did in THE HUNGER GAMES. Both characters bring a missing element of humanity to the BLADE universe. Kris Kristofferson's Whistler leaves the party early in the film which leaves room for some young blood to join the good guys. Both actors are considered more attractive than they are talented, but I find them both genuinely likeable on screen in BLADE: TRINITY, especially Reynolds. Biel is a stronger comic heroine than most of what Marvel has put on the screen, holding her own with the big boys better than Black Widow or even Pepper Potts.

As far as villains go, BLADE: TRINITY brings out the biggest baddie of them all: Dracula. Dominic Purcell's Drake is at once a psychotic mastermind like BLADE'S Deacon Frost but also a formidable physical opponent like BLADE II's Nomak (Luke Goss). Throughout the series, Blade has seemed like he has been fighting vampires as a whole versus one true opponent. Whether it be the vampire clans or the Reapers, the bloodsuckers have not truly had an enemy that seemed capable of going toe to toe with Blade. Drake has some henchmen in the form of Jarko Grimwood (Triple H) and Danica Talos (Parker Posey) who represent the midlevel baddies, Dracula is the top of the food chain enemy that feels like the first true villain in the trilogy. As he did with Deacon Frost, screenwriter David S. Goyer took a classic character from the comic books and transformed Dracula into an original take on the creation. While I enjoyed Stephen Dorff's bad guy, Drake is just a better realized adversary.

Deleted scene from the series finale of PRISON BREAK.

BLADE: TRINITY marks David S. Goyer taking over the directing duties for the first time in the series. Goyer has always shown more aptitude as a screenwriter than a director. TRINITY represented his second gig as a director which led to legal disputes with star Wesley Snipes over the direction the film took. Snipes thought Blade took a backseat in his own movie and too many characters were introduced. Obviously Goyer stayed on as director, but if a new BLADE were to be made, I doubt it would involve both Snipes and Goyer. With Goyer venturing deep into DC territory with his work on THE DARK KNIGHT trilogy and MAN OF STEEL, Snipes would be the one more likely to come back. I cannot envision any actor playing Blade the way Snipes did. His quiet intensity is perfect for this part and he never loses that edge in any of the three films. TRINITY represents his most emotional portrayal in the three movies which gives this final chapter a feeling of character progression that was lacking in the two prior films.

While BLADE and BLADE II had scores that fit the movies well, BLADE: TRINITY has the most memorable score thanks to involvement from The RZA. BLADE will always be remembered for the New Order remix that played during the blood rave scene, but if you listen to the actual Mark Isham score as well as Marco Beltrami's for the second movie and they both pale compared to Ramin Djawadi and The RZA's heavy, atmospheric action soundtrack for the final movie.

Guess which of these three didn't sleep with Scarlett Johansson.

My only problem with BLADE: TRINITY was the ending to the film. Having the villain basically save Blade from the human race so he can continue his fight seemed like a too neat resolution to the bleak trilogy. The much better Director's Cut features an ambiguous ending where you are unsure if Blade is still a hero or if he has given into his dark side. A third ending involving werewolves will not be discussed here. Even with the theatrical ending in place, I still thoroughly enjoyed BLADE: TRINITY.

As far as Marvel properties go, BLADE remains the sole success with an R rating. For any naysayer who does not think there could be a quality take on The Punisher or Daredevil should look no further than BLADE. BLADE: TRINITY is the most comic book oriented of the three vampire films and should stand as a template for the grittier characters Marvel would hope to develop. I would highly recommend a double feature of BLADE and BLADE: TRINITY. Save BLADE II for a HELLBOY marathon.

Oh, and if you have any suggestions for The UnPopular Opinion I’m always happy to hear them. You can send along an email to alexmaidy@joblo.com, spell it out below, slap it up on my wall in Movie Fan Central, or send me a private message via Movie Fan Central. Provide me with as many movie suggestions as you like, with any reasoning you'd care to share, and if I agree then you may one day see it featured in this very column!
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2:35AM on 08/01/2013

agree and disagree

I will start off by saying you I think you are wrong about two being better than three, but I do like Blade:Trinity though. I never understood all the hate it got. There is always going to be one movie in every trilogy that everyone bashes on because it is hard to make three movies equally as good as the other.
I will start off by saying you I think you are wrong about two being better than three, but I do like Blade:Trinity though. I never understood all the hate it got. There is always going to be one movie in every trilogy that everyone bashes on because it is hard to make three movies equally as good as the other.
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4:25PM on 06/06/2013
I wish I was more familiar with this series since I haven't seen this whole film yet or the first one. However I have seen enougph to know that Blade did not get enough screen time and Dracula was not the villian he should have been. Also their is no way Biel was a better female charecter than Black Widow, Period. Part II was exceptionaly Awesome by the way.
I wish I was more familiar with this series since I haven't seen this whole film yet or the first one. However I have seen enougph to know that Blade did not get enough screen time and Dracula was not the villian he should have been. Also their is no way Biel was a better female charecter than Black Widow, Period. Part II was exceptionaly Awesome by the way.
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9:48PM on 05/24/2013

Just... No

I was done with Trinity as soon as Blade said "coochie-coo" to that baby. And this came after the pointless 'catch me if you can' rooftop chase scene with the supposed all-mighty villain.
I was done with Trinity as soon as Blade said "coochie-coo" to that baby. And this came after the pointless 'catch me if you can' rooftop chase scene with the supposed all-mighty villain.
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12:09AM on 05/23/2013

I respect your opinion but I just can't agree with it at all.

This movie length iPod commercial was junk at every level. What would have saved it? First off, there wasn't enough of Blade himself. His name is in the title of the film, so why is he passing off vampire-killing duties to the Wonderkids? Ryan Reynolds appears to be having fun doing his smartass Ryan Reynolds thing, but the rest of the cast just doesn't give us any reason to care. This is especially true for that underwear model they hired to play Dracula, who has all the charisma of a
This movie length iPod commercial was junk at every level. What would have saved it? First off, there wasn't enough of Blade himself. His name is in the title of the film, so why is he passing off vampire-killing duties to the Wonderkids? Ryan Reynolds appears to be having fun doing his smartass Ryan Reynolds thing, but the rest of the cast just doesn't give us any reason to care. This is especially true for that underwear model they hired to play Dracula, who has all the charisma of a lump of clay.
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11:44PM on 05/22/2013
Ryan Reynolds was great when he was being buried alive.
Ryan Reynolds was great when he was being buried alive.
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6:01PM on 05/22/2013

Nope

decent argument, im glad you enjoyed the film but i just cant agree, i thought it was bloody terrible. Im a huge fan of the first two but can never be won over by this one (and the villian was one of the worst things about it).
decent argument, im glad you enjoyed the film but i just cant agree, i thought it was bloody terrible. Im a huge fan of the first two but can never be won over by this one (and the villian was one of the worst things about it).
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11:45PM on 05/22/2013
I beg to differ. Alex made a terrible argument, and his taste is movies is appalling.

You're right about everything else though :)
I beg to differ. Alex made a terrible argument, and his taste is movies is appalling.

You're right about everything else though :)
5:57PM on 05/22/2013
Wow we agree on something. plus when Ryan Reynolds calls Parker Posey a C*m Guzziling Thunder C*nt thats awesome!
Wow we agree on something. plus when Ryan Reynolds calls Parker Posey a C*m Guzziling Thunder C*nt thats awesome!
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4:21PM on 06/06/2013
That was the highlight of the film.
That was the highlight of the film.
4:25PM on 05/22/2013
Sorry, but everything about this movie was a bit too cheesy for me. They should have brought Del Toro back on to finish the series.
Sorry, but everything about this movie was a bit too cheesy for me. They should have brought Del Toro back on to finish the series.
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4:24PM on 05/22/2013
Sorry, but everything about this movie was a bit too cheesy for me. They should have brought Del Toro back on to finish the series.
Sorry, but everything about this movie was a bit too cheesy for me. They should have brought Del Toro back on to finish the series.
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4:24PM on 05/22/2013
Sorry, but everything about this movie was a bit too cheesy for me. They should have brought Del Toro back on to finish the series.
Sorry, but everything about this movie was a bit too cheesy for me. They should have brought Del Toro back on to finish the series.
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4:23PM on 05/22/2013

Good but not the best

I will admit to also enjoying Blade: Trinity quite a bit. I do think it is probably the weakest of the series but I enjoy Snipes and the series so much I give it a pass in some areas. I also enjoyed Reynolds even though his wise cracks were a little overplayed. I do think Snipes is perfectly suited for this roll. He actually is an excellent actor and martial artist and fit the role perfectly. I hope Marvel will keep him in the role before throwing it to friggin Tyrese or someone like
I will admit to also enjoying Blade: Trinity quite a bit. I do think it is probably the weakest of the series but I enjoy Snipes and the series so much I give it a pass in some areas. I also enjoyed Reynolds even though his wise cracks were a little overplayed. I do think Snipes is perfectly suited for this roll. He actually is an excellent actor and martial artist and fit the role perfectly. I hope Marvel will keep him in the role before throwing it to friggin Tyrese or someone like that.
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4:23PM on 05/22/2013
Sorry, but everything about this movie was a bit too cheesy for me. They should have brought Del Toro back on to finish the series.
Sorry, but everything about this movie was a bit too cheesy for me. They should have brought Del Toro back on to finish the series.
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1:29PM on 05/22/2013
Dude, I respect your opinion, but not even the best lawyer in the world could defend this crappy movie, nor say a convincing argument about how this could beat Blade II.. You are now as unpopular as your opinion.
Dude, I respect your opinion, but not even the best lawyer in the world could defend this crappy movie, nor say a convincing argument about how this could beat Blade II.. You are now as unpopular as your opinion.
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12:43PM on 05/22/2013

Agree

Snipes is not a strong enough actor to carry a movie on his own. Between that and his real life arrogance I can understand why he never hit it big and has had to do all those direct to dvd releases. In my opinion the side characters have been what carried the movies. Whistler, Frost and Donal Logues character in the first are what kept me in the movie. Whistler, Nomac, Skud, and the blood pack are more interesting than Blade. The Blade character as written in these movies is not strong enough
Snipes is not a strong enough actor to carry a movie on his own. Between that and his real life arrogance I can understand why he never hit it big and has had to do all those direct to dvd releases. In my opinion the side characters have been what carried the movies. Whistler, Frost and Donal Logues character in the first are what kept me in the movie. Whistler, Nomac, Skud, and the blood pack are more interesting than Blade. The Blade character as written in these movies is not strong enough to carry the movie on his own. So in Trinity Whistlers daughter and Hannibal King are far more interesting. Not to mention Reynolds King was a badass character.
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12:31PM on 05/22/2013

Unpopular Troll

According to you Blade Trinity is "As strong as Blade and Better than Blade II"?
You must be trolling.
Gimmicky characters, horrible bad guys, terrible director and even worse acting.
Try to make your trolling a little less obvious next time.
According to you Blade Trinity is "As strong as Blade and Better than Blade II"?
You must be trolling.
Gimmicky characters, horrible bad guys, terrible director and even worse acting.
Try to make your trolling a little less obvious next time.
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12:30PM on 05/22/2013

Agreed!

I'm sorry but I also think trinity was better than Blade II. It just didn't feel like a blade movie. The vampires were not a threat at all. They were chumps. The CGI was horrible! (Watch the scene when the vampires infiltrate blade's hideout.) And it was the biggest waste of characters ever! Donnie Yen's talents were wasted!
I'm sorry but I also think trinity was better than Blade II. It just didn't feel like a blade movie. The vampires were not a threat at all. They were chumps. The CGI was horrible! (Watch the scene when the vampires infiltrate blade's hideout.) And it was the biggest waste of characters ever! Donnie Yen's talents were wasted!
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1:53PM on 05/22/2013
You´re right with Yen! I couldn´t wait to see him facing Blade and then he´s killed off screen. The CGI wasn´g that good, however the script was tight, the locations were great, the movie was beautifully shot and the action scenes ruled!
You´re right with Yen! I couldn´t wait to see him facing Blade and then he´s killed off screen. The CGI wasn´g that good, however the script was tight, the locations were great, the movie was beautifully shot and the action scenes ruled!
3:36PM on 05/22/2013
I agree with you on those facts. The locations were great and the story was good. I guess the execution was meh. I was really pumped when it first came out but I think it was the waste of characters and how weak the vampires were that lost me. It was almost pointless to have vampires in the movie.
I agree with you on those facts. The locations were great and the story was good. I guess the execution was meh. I was really pumped when it first came out but I think it was the waste of characters and how weak the vampires were that lost me. It was almost pointless to have vampires in the movie.
10:25AM on 05/22/2013
I don't even remember Blade 3. It's pretty forgettable.
I don't even remember Blade 3. It's pretty forgettable.
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10:24AM on 05/22/2013
Better than Blade II? You lost me at the first sentence and I couldn't read any further. You do remember the vampire Pomeranian, right? This column is verging on trolling... might want to revisit your angle.
Better than Blade II? You lost me at the first sentence and I couldn't read any further. You do remember the vampire Pomeranian, right? This column is verging on trolling... might want to revisit your angle.
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10:16AM on 05/22/2013
You're not Alex, you're David Goyer! What have you done to Alex!?
You're not Alex, you're David Goyer! What have you done to Alex!?
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10:05AM on 05/22/2013

you should lose this column

I dare say i might be the biggest Blade fan ever, I mean I really loved that first movie and I was on shrooms the first time I saw it so it really freaked me out, that opening scene and all and the 2nd was just crazy cool. But comeone man, this is the worst movie by far and away and its just not the worst Blade movie, its one of the worst comic book movies. Everything felt phoned in including the SCORE, the score in the first movie was much better as was the main bad guy Frost. If this was the
I dare say i might be the biggest Blade fan ever, I mean I really loved that first movie and I was on shrooms the first time I saw it so it really freaked me out, that opening scene and all and the 2nd was just crazy cool. But comeone man, this is the worst movie by far and away and its just not the worst Blade movie, its one of the worst comic book movies. Everything felt phoned in including the SCORE, the score in the first movie was much better as was the main bad guy Frost. If this was the only Blade movie I might cut some slack, but since you were able to watch 2 vastly superior films there is no way you can conclude that Ryan Reynolds playing Hannibal King is a good idea anywhere and that Purcell playing Dracula is remotely good idea, its not its just plain awful.
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10:05AM on 05/22/2013
NO.
NO.
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9:58AM on 05/22/2013

The worst of the bunch

Eish. Really? Better than Blade II? On a par with the first? Admittedly it's not as bad as it's made out to be, particularly the first half of the film but it definitely is the worst of the bunch by some distance. Dracula was a horribly tepid villain. In fact Blade's biggest problem, and one of the reasons why Blade II is seen as successful, is that his villains are terribly lame. First up, Steven Dorff, no matter how much he overacted just couldn't be threatening and even he seemed tougher
Eish. Really? Better than Blade II? On a par with the first? Admittedly it's not as bad as it's made out to be, particularly the first half of the film but it definitely is the worst of the bunch by some distance. Dracula was a horribly tepid villain. In fact Blade's biggest problem, and one of the reasons why Blade II is seen as successful, is that his villains are terribly lame. First up, Steven Dorff, no matter how much he overacted just couldn't be threatening and even he seemed tougher than Dracula, who really looked ridiculous in his leather pants in full 'demon' mode. At least in Blade II Novak felt like a credible threat. The scariest vampire in Blade: Trinity was Parker Posey (She rocked)... IMO Blade II only pips the first due to stronger villains and not having N'Bushe Wright in the film. She was really awful. Blade: Trinity was just overall too soft and felt aimed at the teen market. Keep the remake R!
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8:47AM on 05/22/2013

Yeah...No

I almost choked on my breakfast when I read that this was better than Blade II...Yeah, no. The problem with this film, besides the writing, choreography, lack of charisma, bad villain, etc. Is that is honestly felt like a Resident Evil film. Even the Title "Blade: Trinity" really? A HUGE fan of 1 & 2 this was decent but HIGHLY disappointing. I really hope Snipes comes back for part 4 and we can fix this shit.
I almost choked on my breakfast when I read that this was better than Blade II...Yeah, no. The problem with this film, besides the writing, choreography, lack of charisma, bad villain, etc. Is that is honestly felt like a Resident Evil film. Even the Title "Blade: Trinity" really? A HUGE fan of 1 & 2 this was decent but HIGHLY disappointing. I really hope Snipes comes back for part 4 and we can fix this shit.
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8:42AM on 05/22/2013
Blade II's the best one, then Blade, then Blade Trinity.
I don't hate Trinity - on some levels it's a pretty crazy, fun film, and Reynolds is entertainingly potty-mouthed throughout, but it's too goofy to be the best of the series.
Blade II's the best one, then Blade, then Blade Trinity.
I don't hate Trinity - on some levels it's a pretty crazy, fun film, and Reynolds is entertainingly potty-mouthed throughout, but it's too goofy to be the best of the series.
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8:32AM on 05/22/2013

It's his opinion guys, doesn't mean you have to be nasty...

It's called "Unpopular Opinion" for a reason guys, lay off.

But I think this movie is pretty awful personally. I'd never trust David Goyer again as a director after how bad this went. I honestly think the only good thing about it was Parker Posey (also a pretty damn hot vampire) and Patton Oswalt. Triple H also got some laughs from me. But the thing that pissed me off is that Blade literally became a secondary character in the story as Biel and Reynolds took center-stage and were just
It's called "Unpopular Opinion" for a reason guys, lay off.

But I think this movie is pretty awful personally. I'd never trust David Goyer again as a director after how bad this went. I honestly think the only good thing about it was Parker Posey (also a pretty damn hot vampire) and Patton Oswalt. Triple H also got some laughs from me. But the thing that pissed me off is that Blade literally became a secondary character in the story as Biel and Reynolds took center-stage and were just boring. It was a terrible finale when it should have been an epic trilogy with the first two films being awesome.
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7:24AM on 05/22/2013

Not bad, but certainly not good.

The movie was average, the few things i remembered: the crazy little dog and the great Reynolds.
In the first movie Snipes is Blade, in Trinity Snipes is a bad actor who plays Blade.
The movie was average, the few things i remembered: the crazy little dog and the great Reynolds.
In the first movie Snipes is Blade, in Trinity Snipes is a bad actor who plays Blade.
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7:08AM on 05/22/2013
I don't think Blade Trinity is a horrible movie either but it is not better than Blade II.
I don't think Blade Trinity is a horrible movie either but it is not better than Blade II.
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4:58AM on 05/22/2013
The one thing that sticks out in my mind was with Triple H and his stupid silver capped fangs.
That and Dominic Purcell was miscast as Dracula.
The one thing that sticks out in my mind was with Triple H and his stupid silver capped fangs.
That and Dominic Purcell was miscast as Dracula.
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8:36AM on 05/22/2013
His name was Drake! ;)
His name was Drake! ;)
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4:56AM on 05/22/2013
You just completely ruined Joblo.com for me with this review.

What are you? 5? Ya damn kids with your shitty movie taste and your rap music.
You just completely ruined Joblo.com for me with this review.

What are you? 5? Ya damn kids with your shitty movie taste and your rap music.
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8:34AM on 05/22/2013
Calm down dude, it's his opinion and he's entitled. It's called "Unpopular Opinion" for a recent.
Calm down dude, it's his opinion and he's entitled. It's called "Unpopular Opinion" for a recent.
12:01PM on 05/22/2013
You're right. Everyone deserves their own opinion. My opinion is just that his opinion is not very good.Your opinion is that my opinion is too harsh. But come on man. Blade:Trinity? I can't help but be offended.
You're right. Everyone deserves their own opinion. My opinion is just that his opinion is not very good.Your opinion is that my opinion is too harsh. But come on man. Blade:Trinity? I can't help but be offended.
4:53AM on 05/22/2013
Ryan Reynolds really saved this movie for me, I get why people hate it since Wesley Snipes looks like he phoned it in this time. The humor was great & so were the effects, just glad the rights of Blade are back with marvel, but I am not getting my hopes up of seeing a reboot.
Ryan Reynolds really saved this movie for me, I get why people hate it since Wesley Snipes looks like he phoned it in this time. The humor was great & so were the effects, just glad the rights of Blade are back with marvel, but I am not getting my hopes up of seeing a reboot.
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4:19AM on 05/22/2013
Almost everything sucked about this movie. The action, the danger, the choreography and the most uncharismatic villain ever. I was too young to catch Blade 1 and 2 in the cinema and when I saw this, man was I disappointed!
Almost everything sucked about this movie. The action, the danger, the choreography and the most uncharismatic villain ever. I was too young to catch Blade 1 and 2 in the cinema and when I saw this, man was I disappointed!
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4:14AM on 05/22/2013
Ok I agree it isn't as bad as people say but better than part 2 I have to disagree
Ok I agree it isn't as bad as people say but better than part 2 I have to disagree
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3:53AM on 05/22/2013

It was fine except

It seemed a bit pointless for Blade to drive around in a car. He was supposed to be in the shadows.
It seemed a bit pointless for Blade to drive around in a car. He was supposed to be in the shadows.
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3:26AM on 05/22/2013
It definitely isn't as bad as people say. Certainly the bar was set so high with the first two that any film would pale in comparison.
It definitely isn't as bad as people say. Certainly the bar was set so high with the first two that any film would pale in comparison.
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2:43AM on 05/22/2013
For me the film was too obsessed with its own cool. Everything had a ‘cool’ name (see: UV Arc, those bullets called Sundogs, the Nightstalkers, the Honeycomb Hideout etc). It felt like an extended advertisement for toys. And as for the human element being missing in previous films, I agree in principle, but I thought the human characters brought little humanity to the piece, which owed more to their performances than their backstories. On Blade himself, I thought the previous films
For me the film was too obsessed with its own cool. Everything had a ‘cool’ name (see: UV Arc, those bullets called Sundogs, the Nightstalkers, the Honeycomb Hideout etc). It felt like an extended advertisement for toys. And as for the human element being missing in previous films, I agree in principle, but I thought the human characters brought little humanity to the piece, which owed more to their performances than their backstories. On Blade himself, I thought the previous films did a good job hinting at Blade's humanity and letting that simmer beneath, rather than Blade running around being rude to a bunch of douchebags, which is essentially as far as his development stretches in this film. Also, the swearing in this film felt thrown in for effect. Swearing doesn't bother me one iota, but in this movie it felt like there was a competition for who could be the rudest. And how can you excuse Jessica Biel listening to trip hop whilst she kicks ass? Sorry, I must disagree that this is better than almost any comic book film, let alone earlier entries in the same franchise.
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7:50PM on 05/22/2013
Well put.
Well put.
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2:26AM on 05/22/2013

Yeah...no.

I'm not a Ryan Reynolds naysayer, however he was given some awful awful dialogue in this movie.

The villain is a charisma-less chore to watch and the movie sorely feels like it's missing its titular character throughout. To be honest the second that Kris Kristofferson disappears from the movie, the whole movie really starts to fall apart.

It's not like there aren't any good ideas here. Blade being setup to be arrested is interesting, the "forgot my sword" line is pretty hilarious. But by
I'm not a Ryan Reynolds naysayer, however he was given some awful awful dialogue in this movie.

The villain is a charisma-less chore to watch and the movie sorely feels like it's missing its titular character throughout. To be honest the second that Kris Kristofferson disappears from the movie, the whole movie really starts to fall apart.

It's not like there aren't any good ideas here. Blade being setup to be arrested is interesting, the "forgot my sword" line is pretty hilarious. But by the time they've found this catch-all-vampires miracle cure, I'd really lost interest.
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4:55AM on 05/22/2013
The commentary says that the majority of Reynolds lines were ad-libed.
The commentary says that the majority of Reynolds lines were ad-libed.
2:03AM on 05/22/2013

No......just no

This movie was so god awful. Ryan Reynolds was so ANNOYING with his stupid quips and one liners. Jessica Beil listening to her stupid Ipod to get "amped" up. The movie was just a horrible mess. Blade didn't do crap in this movie, the fight scenes were terribad, what else can really be said? While Blade 2 did have it's problems, as well as the first one did, this one just took a dump on itself.

P.S. Ryan Reynolds is not funny.
This movie was so god awful. Ryan Reynolds was so ANNOYING with his stupid quips and one liners. Jessica Beil listening to her stupid Ipod to get "amped" up. The movie was just a horrible mess. Blade didn't do crap in this movie, the fight scenes were terribad, what else can really be said? While Blade 2 did have it's problems, as well as the first one did, this one just took a dump on itself.

P.S. Ryan Reynolds is not funny.
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4:56AM on 05/22/2013
interesting screen name, but the real soloist is no troll
interesting screen name, but the real soloist is no troll
1:56AM on 05/22/2013

won't say it is better...

but i like it the same as all the rest
but i like it the same as all the rest
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1:16AM on 05/22/2013

Noooooooooope

Caught this on cable the other night, first time in a while. Wondering if it was as lame as I remember. It was worse.

It totally sucks ass. There's ZERO plot, Blade does nothing (Patton Oswalt even said Snipes only showed up for close-up shots, got high in his trailer the rest of the time), the villains are comically lame (Parker Posey never learned to talk through the fake vampire fangs...and was Dracula supposed to be in this, cuz all I saw was an asshole in a Seinfeld puffy shirt eat a
Caught this on cable the other night, first time in a while. Wondering if it was as lame as I remember. It was worse.

It totally sucks ass. There's ZERO plot, Blade does nothing (Patton Oswalt even said Snipes only showed up for close-up shots, got high in his trailer the rest of the time), the villains are comically lame (Parker Posey never learned to talk through the fake vampire fangs...and was Dracula supposed to be in this, cuz all I saw was an asshole in a Seinfeld puffy shirt eat a couple of Goth kids.) Half the dialog was just people giving each other the finger. And Ryan Reynolds has never been the saving grace of any movie, ever...indeed he's usually the reason it sucks. The best he can ever hope for is staying out of the way, and thats not the case here.

Here's a breakdown of the trilogy....'Blade' is pretty good (Stephen Dorf helps a lot), Blade II is great (thank you Guillermo), and Blade Trinity is a notch or two above Manos The Hands of Fate territory.

Even the people who MADE this movie think it sucks.
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1:59AM on 05/22/2013
My sentiments exactly.
My sentiments exactly.
1:00AM on 05/22/2013
It's not a bad movie, per se, but it's not a good one either (comparing the first Blade and Blade 2). LOL at that Prison Break deleted scene.
It's not a bad movie, per se, but it's not a good one either (comparing the first Blade and Blade 2). LOL at that Prison Break deleted scene.
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12:59AM on 05/22/2013
To make it short: Blade 3 = lackluster direction with no style, weak script and a cheesy villain, unspectacular action scenes and Wesley Snipes phoning in. Another one of those "Unpopular Opinions" that I would consider to call "Stupid and pointless Opinions".
To make it short: Blade 3 = lackluster direction with no style, weak script and a cheesy villain, unspectacular action scenes and Wesley Snipes phoning in. Another one of those "Unpopular Opinions" that I would consider to call "Stupid and pointless Opinions".
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12:36AM on 05/22/2013

i liked it

i dont get all the hate this movie gets. It wasn;t the greatest film but it wasn't horrible. I enjoyed the characters and the action.

Its hard to suggest one for you to do, I could suggest a movie that i like and you could be one of the crowd to hate it, but i would like someone to come to the defense of "The Cat in the Hat". Was it dumb? yes. Was it unnecessary? yes, Was it at time laughably bad? of course. But whether it was laughably bad or getting a genuine laugh, i was always enjoying
i dont get all the hate this movie gets. It wasn;t the greatest film but it wasn't horrible. I enjoyed the characters and the action.

Its hard to suggest one for you to do, I could suggest a movie that i like and you could be one of the crowd to hate it, but i would like someone to come to the defense of "The Cat in the Hat". Was it dumb? yes. Was it unnecessary? yes, Was it at time laughably bad? of course. But whether it was laughably bad or getting a genuine laugh, i was always enjoying that movie.
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12:23AM on 05/22/2013

I agree

Blade Trinity isn't the best film in the world nor is it the best Blade film (that will always be the original), but it is damn entertaining. The storyline was cool in that it finally gave us a chance to see Blade take on the biggest villain he could ever face, Dracula. The supporting characters, ie Reynolds and Biel were terrific and had great chemistry with one another, even though the rest of their team sucked and were lacking. After Snipes, Reynolds was easily the best part of this film and
Blade Trinity isn't the best film in the world nor is it the best Blade film (that will always be the original), but it is damn entertaining. The storyline was cool in that it finally gave us a chance to see Blade take on the biggest villain he could ever face, Dracula. The supporting characters, ie Reynolds and Biel were terrific and had great chemistry with one another, even though the rest of their team sucked and were lacking. After Snipes, Reynolds was easily the best part of this film and is this is probably the closest thing we'll get to see him playing Deadpool in a movie. I also thought the action scenes were very well done and were very stylistic in execution. Especially the ending with Snipes battling Dracula and Reynolds fighting Triple H.

The film does have its flaws though. The story could have been written better (Biel fighting vampires while listening to an IPod doesn't help) and even though I am a fan of Purcell, I thought they could have casted Dracula with a much better charismatic actor. I also wasn't a big fan of killing off Whistler early on in the film, even though they had to to introduce Whilstler's daughter.

Blade Trinity in my personal opinion is my favorite Blade film out of the trilogy, but Blade will always be the best Blade film. I just thought it was a really entertaing film with some awesome action scenes and some great lines coming from a visciously good Reynolds. I would love to see at least one more Blade film with Snipes returning once more.
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2:00AM on 05/22/2013
Bud, you easily have the WORST taste in movies I think I have ever seen. I honestly think you just have a hard on for Ryan Reynolds. You like this, Green Lantern, Wolverine, probably even liked Dare Devil, Elektra. Like seriously , WTF don't you like?

Blade Trinity is so fucking bad it's not even funny.
Bud, you easily have the WORST taste in movies I think I have ever seen. I honestly think you just have a hard on for Ryan Reynolds. You like this, Green Lantern, Wolverine, probably even liked Dare Devil, Elektra. Like seriously , WTF don't you like?

Blade Trinity is so fucking bad it's not even funny.
10:55AM on 05/22/2013
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12:20AM on 05/22/2013

Also...

... Wesley Snipes doesn't have a monopoly on this character. It's not like it's frickin' Hamlet or something. Ryan Reynolds did a better job of being Blade in this movie and he's not even Blade.
... Wesley Snipes doesn't have a monopoly on this character. It's not like it's frickin' Hamlet or something. Ryan Reynolds did a better job of being Blade in this movie and he's not even Blade.
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12:14AM on 05/22/2013

Jesus Alex, I don't get your taste at all.

Better than Blade 2? You must be joking, Blade 2 is superior in every way to this pile of garbage, from the direction to the acting performances to the special effects etc etc.
More of a "Blade" movie? Have a closer look, Blade is hardly in this movie at all, and when he is, his performance is so phoned in you can hear the long distance static.
Also, this movie put me off Parker Posey FOREVER.
This movie is so bad, so thoroughly mediocre, it's not even "good" bad. It's rubbish.
Better than Blade 2? You must be joking, Blade 2 is superior in every way to this pile of garbage, from the direction to the acting performances to the special effects etc etc.
More of a "Blade" movie? Have a closer look, Blade is hardly in this movie at all, and when he is, his performance is so phoned in you can hear the long distance static.
Also, this movie put me off Parker Posey FOREVER.
This movie is so bad, so thoroughly mediocre, it's not even "good" bad. It's rubbish.
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