Blade 3 : Trinity Review
Written by: darkwingdave
Now that everyone has finished complaining about the movie, let's hear some positives.
It was better than the second, something I'm sure we can all agree on. There is always a challenge in bringing a literary character to the screen because you want to please the fans but you have to have something that attracts new viewers. Therefore, the complaints about Snipes' wooden (no pun intended for once) portrayal of Blade.
Read the comics. Blade is one focused, narrow minded, committed individual. Social interaction is generally limited to the few that support his cause that he knows about - see the guy in the first one in Chinatown that he gets his serum components from. Now here's a bunch of people that he doesn't know that claim to be helping him. He's going to be cranky, especially after losing Whistler.
Now I will agree on the reviewer earlier who brought up that the humans were stronger than the vampires. Parker Posey easily smashes the table top in the conference room but the guys fighting Abigail don't do anything much to her in combat. And of course there's King taking massive blows from one big frakking vampire and he's still alive and has all limbs intact. I've heard some say it was some 'residual' effect of his earlier vampirism that let him hold his own but....
Action was smooth and not overtly cartoony (the ninja fight in Blade 2..). The music wasn't overwhelming with rap as the other two were. The vampire moment (ie when Frost dodged the bullets in Blade 1) was great with Drake swiftly incapacitating King and the shock it caused him and Abigail in seeing what they were dealing with.
If you've seen the DVD and the deleted scenes, the casino scene with King and Abigail should have been left in to give them closure on what they were doing after Blade's departure.
Perfect movie? A good closing of the trilogy, we'll say that.