• Blade Trinity (2004)

    Posted by on January 18th, 2009 · Comments (4)

    Brand me if you want, but, I’m a big fan of the Wesley Snipes’ Blade feature films. And, this one is my favorite of the three. I’ve probably watched it at least 20 times. It’s funny, after the second Blade, I heard that they were doing a third and that Ryan Reynolds was going to be in it. At that time, I thought “Nooooooooo!” (with my logic being that he would kill it). But, Reynolds was very good in this one. And, he got himself in great shape to pull it off. Actually, to me, major props on this one should go out to Ronnie Yeskel on the casting effort. Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Biel, Parker Posey, and Dominic Purcell all did a great job in their roles – as did John Michael Higgins, Natasha Lyonne, Callum Keith Rennie, Triple H, and Patton Oswalt in smaller ones. And, for the record, I prefer the ending that’s shown in the theatrical version – over that seen in the director’s cut. I know that many thought this one was too light-hearted – compared to the first two Blade movies. But, hey, that just makes it different, to me, and not worse – compared to the others. If you ask me, sometimes, having characters in a “comics” movie be a little over the top is a good thing…as long as it’s not too way over the top. And, again, to me, I don’t think that Snipes, Reynolds, Biel, Posey, and Purcell crossed that line in this one. Of course, your mileage may differ.

    Comments on Blade Trinity (2004)

    1. clintfsu813
      January 19th, 2009 | 1:22 am

      I agree on this..although I prefer the 1st. This one got better after a 2nd viewing. Ryan Reynolds nailed the action/humor and Biel..was hot! I’d love a 4th..doubt it will happen tho.

    2. January 19th, 2009 | 9:23 am

      FWIW, I saw a rumor for a 4th – but, it said that it would be a reboot of the 1st – since it’s been so long since that came out.

    3. butchie22
      January 19th, 2009 | 12:00 pm

      The first is my fave, the second very interesting due to Del Toro’s(Hellboy, Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth ) inspired direction and take on Blade. The Third one was more comic booky because comic book writer David Goyer was at the helm, therefore the film had more of a Marvel feel than a film feel. I went to see Trinity with a cousin from the UK and we enjoyed it because of the action sequences and the addition of Biel, Reynolds and Posey(very strange to see her in a genre fim BUT hey she wanted to stretch out of the indy world).

      BTW Steve, they wanted to spinoff Biel, Reynolds and Co into a Nightstalker franchise but Trinity didn’t do the numbers they wanted to, so they effectively killed the chance of seeing the new kids on the block fight vampires to replace the Blade franchise. They wanna do a reboot of Blade, too? Damn, I loved Snipes as Blade, Sticky wasn’t up to par in the TV role so let’s hope Blade is someone who is a good actor and digs the roles as well.

    4. January 19th, 2009 | 12:31 pm

      ~~Sticky wasn’t up to par in the TV role ~~

      Major understatement. ;-) Man, he was terrible – and just killed the series.

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