Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Blade: Trinity (2004)

Jessica Biel, Wesely Snipes, Ryan Reynolds, Blade: Trinity
Blade: Trinity is the end to the Blade trilogy. It's not entirely bad, however, it varies greatly from the previous two films. Wesley Snipes reprises his role yet again, as does Kris Kristofferson whose character is killed, yet again. With his second (or third) death, Kristofferson is replaced by a team vampire slayers. Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Patton Oswalt, Natasha Lyonne, and some other people. This time they are up against Dracula himself, as well as a group of vampires (led by Parker Posey) who hope the first vampire can turn them into day walkers too.

The film begins with a group of vampires unearthing Dominic Purcell who plays dracula. At the same time, the vampires also set up Blade to get him arrested by the human authorities. This leads to Whilster's death, and Blade meeting up with the Nightstalkers. Together they battle against Dracula and his ilk. In the end they're successful at creating a virus to destroy all vampires, though it seems uncertain that it spreads beyond the confines of the building it was originally dispersed in. Dracula also states that Blade is the future of the vampire race even though they don't seem to know it.

Dominic Purcell, Blade: Trinity
The real star of this movie is Ryan Reynolds as Hannibal King. He plays a wisecracking smart ass ex-vampire who works with Blade. He offers the opening and closing narration. He also is involved in most of the major plot-points. Reynolds is really the only reason to watch this movie, and I think could successfully run his own spin-off franchise. Fortunately, I think that this will be the last Blade movie, unless Wesley Snipe's tax evasion woes lead him to desperation.

Things we learn about vampires in this movie:
  1. Dracula was the first vampire.
  2. Dracula was from ancient Samaria, approximately 6,000 years ago.
  3. Dracula can go in the sun even though other vampires cannot.
  4. Dracula can shape-shift.
  5. Vampires can make Pomeranian into vampires too.
  6. When a vampire gets a virus he immediately expunges a cloud of it into the air like smoke from a factory.
Ryan Reynolds, Paul 'Triple H' Levesque, Parker Posey, Blade: Trinity

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