Here is the very first review I wrote. It appears here unaltered. Wow...where is that new material promised? It's on its way! In the meantime enjoy this Blade Trinity review!
Well...I've seen Blade: Trinity twice now. My first impressions were
that it was the weakest of the Blade films. I stand by that. It is the
weakest of the Blade films. There is too much wrong with it.
The first thing is Ryan Reynolds. I've read reviews
where they say he steals the show. How about...he sinks the ship! Wesley
Snipes still dominates the screen as Blade and no weasely, little
wisecracking, idiot boy can take that from him! That's almost like
saying..."Ron Howard stole every scene from John Wayne in the Shootist!"
Ryan Reynolds tries to crack jokes all through the film. They all fall
flat. They're not funny and, I think, inappropriate in a Blade movie. I
wanted Blade to either, chop off his head, or let him hold his sword.
The next thing is Dracula. They just call him Drake.
Why is it, it seems, that every vampire movie now wants Dracula to be
the first vampire? The fellow that played Drake was ok...he didn't leave
an impression...he was just there. Not a good thing for a bad-ass
vampire. I think he should have taken charge...and yes killed all the
wiener vampires surrounding him. Drake is supposed to be the most
powerful vampire...fooled me! I should mention that Drake went into
hibernation. They woke him up to kill Blade. Drake didn't seem to care
about Blade...or the other vampires...either way. He seemed to want to
go back into hibernation. He should have.
The last thing is David Goyer. Yes he is the director.
Also, he is the writer of all three Blade films. I liked the first two
very much...this third one is disappointing. I hope it is due to Goyer's
inexperience as a director. I think he is a very good writer. I hope he
grows into a better director over the years. The action scenes were
well staged. I think Goyer just needs more directing under his belt.
Well...I really wanted to like Blade 3 more. I even
watched it twice to see if I my first impression was wrong. It's sad
that this will be Wesley Snipes' last outing as Blade. It should have
ended stronger. The scary thing is, there is talk of a movie featuring
the Nightstalkers from this film. I hope Ryan Reynolds is not cast as
Hannibal King again. He is just not right for the part. Blade 3 was
better than Underworld and Van Helsing(two of the worst vampire films to
hit the big screen!) that still is not saying much. I still think you
should go see Blade 3 for yourself. Who knows...you may think I'm
insane(which I don't pretend not to be!) or you may think I'm right
on...either way go see it for yourself as Blade rides off into the