Blade: Trinity Review
Written by: TERRORWATCH
This is a movie I said to everyone will be the biggest let down of 2004, I was not entirely wrong. Fresh in my memory just finished watching this movie about 30 seconds ago I did not think it was too bad of a movie. Blade Trinity is the 3rd installment of the Blade movies and was directed by David S. Goyer who created The Demonic toys and The Puppet Masters, nothing to be proud of. The movie starts off showing us some vampires bringing to life "The first vampire" and taking it to the normal world. Blade is the only man to stop them so the vampires try and get rid of him but he has the help of some new friends. They have a device that when mixed with the blood of the first vampire can wipe out the whole entire vampire race altogether, pretty simple if your god. I think the movie had done well at our box offices over here and in the US it did great, we maybe see a fourth movie coming as just near the credits it reveals that Blade is still at large.
The movie was big and in your face and so was the performance's of the cast. Very alive and allot of high action fighting was on screen allot of the time. The sort of attitude of the actor’s was combat fighters with something to say and do. Very brute but even though it was a very serious movie it still kept a certain amount of comedy running through. The cast included Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Biel and Parker Posey. Wesley Snipes did a great job of entertaining by giving us his bad ass attitude with quotes like "I was born to die mother fucker". His moves and very high intense fighting really hit me and out of all the movies he looked very strong and powerful more than ever. Another great actor that turned out to be my favorite in the movie was Ryan Reynolds who plays Hannibal King, he was very funny and entertaining to watch. He always had something witty to say to the vampires as they torched him to death. His on screen moments really lightened the movie up but also he kept the suspense and the action fighting feel alive. Overall the movie was pushed away by the amount of physical action on screen and the speech did not have time to be spoken but still not a problem.
The whole movie rocked with action and shook as very jump was executed by either Drake or Blade. The scenes were very intense with allot of fighting happening. When the action rolled the camera took some great 360 shots and from night to day they did a speed upon some security cameras to switch from scene to scene. The gore in the movie is pretty light its mostly burring skeletons that do the work here as every time you kill a vampire that’s what happened so there was not much blood. Allot of biting and rolling blood, never enough for my standards. CGI played a big part in the movie and more than ever scene was enhanced by the work of computers. The best part about it that it actually works. I mean first off you see it and think damn that don’t look too hot but then you realise that it goes with the style of the movie and then your eyes adjust to the Blade level we have seen before. The most creative thing I loved was the fact that they had vampire dogs and they looked so cool with there 4 piece jaw set full of razor blades for teeth, very creative. The lack of blood and real detail in wounds and cuts cost the movie allot of entertainment and for that reason I did not gel with the movie as well as I would given it included a real amount of horror.
The 3rd instalment like the other 2 before this always have great fast soundtracks and this movie was not any different. The movie was filled with high action drum and bass loops and the odd tracks from Abigail Whistler's IPOD. The sound effects were excellent but some of them just had too much unreal comic like slashing sounds to it. The whole feel of the movie was high action and never for once realised that I was watching an actual horror movie at all. I think the problem was there were too much action and not enough kills in the night like we all love. However the movie still was entertaining and the whole Main Vampire creature did look actually scary. I did notice another problem that is in this movie the same problem and task comes up, we need to rescue someone and then kill the boss. This is a common thing throughout the movie and I got a bit sick of it all in the end.
Overall the movie is not a bad one, its lack of actual horror remains the problem and the horror factor on this one just slips out the window compared with the other graphical ones. The problem as I said before is that all of the movies, 1 2 and 3 have the same things in them, rescue someone then kill the bad guy there’s nothing else happening expect some slight new weaponry. However in this movie the story was clear, even though pretty complicated at the end it was clear to see and that was a bonus. See it in theatres today in the UK you won’t really be jumping after the movie but it does make for an entertaining night out.