Blade Trinity (2004)
Dir: David S. Goyer
Release: Wide Release (12/8/2004)
Genre: Vampire, Comic Book
I am not sure exactly what I was expecting when I entered the theatre to see Blade, but whatever it was, what I actually experienced was far, far worse.
In the third installment (and please G-D let it be the last) of the Blade series, Blade (Wesley Snipes) is framed by the vampire coalition headed by Dannica Talos (Parker Posey) in order to capture him and finally kill him. However, their plan is thwarted by two members of another vampire hunting group, Abigail Whistler (Jessica Biel) and Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds), when the two rescue Blade from his police imprisonment and begin to work together in defeating the greatest, first and most perfect vampire Drake (Domic Purcell). Their plan involves using a special weapon that will not only kill Drake but any other vampire in the area. In order to deliver the weapon they head directly to the vampire headquarters and fight the great battle. There is no guesswork in knowing that the "good" triumphs over the "evil" in the end and Blade rides off into the night ready to continue doing battle with the vampires of the world.
I really enjoyed the first Blade and even most of the second film. I am not sure if I am just in a different place in my life or if this film was really that different from the other two. I really felt that Wesley Snipe's performance was not up to the character. I know that Blade is supposed to be hard and serious person but I think he Snipes could have been replaced with a mannequin and no one would have noticed. The pacing and delivery of dialog seemed amateurish and forced. This was most evident to me in the scene between Blade and Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) where I almost could feel every line and cut.
I think that just about the only performance in the film that I really enjoyed was Reynolds'. His character provided some entertainment and relief from the otherwise plain and predictable film. Besides, his being topless and quite attractive helped immensely, thus proving that putting a hot naked man in a film helps.
Overall, I suppose if you are a fan of the Blade series you have probably already seen the film, if not, wait until it comes out on video and then have all your friends over to have a whole MS3K party with it.
See you in the dark,