Supposedly the last and certainly the worst of the "Blade" series, this was one hell of a disappointment. After Guillermo Del Toro's turn directing the second installment, it seemed like the "Blade" trademark plastered on a horror-action film meant a guaranteed good time. A "Blade" movie was a good movie, by defintion.
Not any longer.
With screenwriter Goyer taking over the directing duties, "Blade 3" is an awkward, style-less mess, like a bad music video. It's first 20 minutes feel heartless, despite the death of series regular "Whistler" (played again by Kris Kristofferson). Blade himself seems like an annoying neanderthal, not the fully in control macho bad-ass from the first two films. Thigs get a little better when Blade hooks up with vampire-hunter hottie Biel and her sidekick (comedic actor Ryan Reynolds).
Throwing in a kidnapped child for the typical manipulations (child being kidnapped by the vampires, etc.), Dracula resurrected from centuries of sleep (played by an unremarkable Dominic Purcell), and the usual crew of hip vampire baddies (led by Parker Posey) and you have something unthinkable: a tired Blade movie. The convetions feel so worn out this time around, by the time the film's end rolls around you're grateful that it doesn't look like there will be any more sequels.
What "Blade 3" truly lacks is a sense of real style. Style is what made the first Blade should a landmark, imitated by even such huge blockbusters as "The Matrix." Del Toro was able to imitate and even beef up that sense of totally hip, macho, goth style for the second entry. Goyer, on the other hand, just didn't have it in him. He tries to emulate the previous films coolness and just blows it. It goes to show that some movies are much bigger than their screenplays. "Blade 3" doesn't have a bad story. But it simply isn't delivered in the right way. Again, it's like a bad rock video.
What a shame. All good film series have to come to an end, but whereas the "Scream" series ended with at least an acceptable entry that came close to the greatness of the original, "Blade Trinity" just tanks. A sequel naturally has expectations to meet, and this one doesn't meet them. Not even close.
Trinity got a BAD press,but really I dont think it was half as bad as everyone made it out to be.OKAY granted Snipes looks like he'd rather be somewhere else(but I'll bet he'd rather be on the set of BLADE4 than where he is right now)and there are a few plot holes,on top of the fact that DRACULA was CRAP!!!!! but it had a solid story,good acting,a decent budget and good effects.
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