Part Man. Part Vampire. All Hero.
When Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire during pregnancy, she did not know that she gave her son a special gift while dying: All the good vampire attributes in combination with the best human skills. Blade and his mentor Whistler battle an evil vampire rebel (Deacon Frost) who plans to take over the outdated vampire council, capture Blade and resurrect voracious blood god La Magra.
Part man. Part vampire. All completely missing the point about one of Marvel's most psychotic superheroes and turning him into a boyscout with teeth problems and giving us vampires who wear sunscreen.
"You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar-coated topping! There is another world beneath it - the real world. And if you wanna survive it, you better learn to pull the trigger!"
I have a blast every time I watch this, I know, I know the CGI looks crappy but Wesley Snipes make up for it with his bad-ass persona, Blade!
This is a kick, punch, shot, burn, kill, explode and slice kick-ass vampire flick, and the opening scene with the blood bath rave is iconic! what a way to introduce your main character. love it!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Part of the Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon:
You can rule out Howard the Duck, X-Men didn't kick start other Marvel projects for another 2 years, so it was this movie, Blade which is attributed with the real beginning of the Marvel movie successes.
Snipes is perfect for the lead role, bringing the larger than life comic book character into the real world with snappy dialogue and excellent fight scenes. Poor Stephen Dorff is still trying to find the energy in his modern day performances that he displayed here some 15 years ago as the charismatic villain of the piece, he's that good.
With the briefest of time spent on "origin" this movie really benefits from having the breathless opening…
I really had forgotten how much I enjoyed this film. It's been an age since I last watched it, it was one of the very first DVD's I bought, and I'd watch the Bloodbath scene and the final showdown between Blade And Frost over and over again.
Anyway to say I really enjoyed watching this again is an understatement. I loved it, from the opening scene, the superb track by Pump Panel (Confusion) and the introduction of Blade is superb.
As much as I like Snipes as Blade, Dorff steals the film with Frost. He's great, plays him with enough menace but never really goes over the top (well not much!). I used to think David from Lost Boys was…
Weird pacing. Feels like a lot of stuff was cut out. Haven't seen the movie in ages, and it was funny thinking about how this scared me shitless as a child. It is entertaining though, with some really silly jokes and a surprisingly distinct style and atmosphere that kinda clashes with the jokes.
And yeah... Yuppie vampires, stoner vampires, I dunno, man.
The score actually reminded me of Harry Potter at times. Naughty John Williams. The old pig.
the black vampire !!!
Håller hyfsat trots allt. Viktig då det den första marvelfilmen som lyckades. Eller var det The Punisher med Dolph?
Una de las pocas películas vampíricas que tolero. Buenas hostias, buenos tiros, vampiros que escuchan techno y un gran meneo a muchos de los clichés del género.
Primera adaptación exitosa de un personaje de la Marvel Cómics, y además de un personaje no excesivamente conocido. Apadrinada en la producción por un Wesley Snipes cuando era el héroe de acción más “cool” de los 90, “Blade” es prácticamente una película de artes marciales de presupuesto generoso hecha para el lucimiento de su estrella.
Pese a que una vez pasado el glorioso comienzo en la discoteca con la lluvia de sangre ya nada en el resto de metraje pueda superarlo, se trata de un producto entretenido en su mayor parte con sus puntos fuertes en las enérgicas escenas de acción, lo bien que se lo pasan Stephen Dorff y Kris Kristofferson, los guiños al “vampirismo de auteur” con la…
A fun blend of a superhero movie, urban fantasy, and martial arts action, the fights are far and away the best part of the film and really all that keeps it interesting. Wonderfully choreographed and incredibly dynamic, the film unquestionably does action well.
That said, the story here is pretty paper thin and at the same time inexplicable; something about resurrecting a vampire blood god for some reason. Compounding this problem is Stephen Dorf who never quite lands the villain or properly expresses his motivations; is he a vampire class warrior, trying to democratize vampirism, or is he just a hedonist upstart out for power? It's never really clear. Wesley Snipes and his love interest are pretty one-dimensional too.
Of course, you don't really see a movie like Blade for the narrative and characterization, and if you go in for the action you won't be disappointed, although it doesn't really reward repeat viewings.
Are you looking for a fun, mindless movie in which Wesley Snipes wails on a man’s testicles for 10 seconds? Or how about a movie where Snipes and an Asian man have a quick competition in the middle of a fight to see who can kick higher? Then you’ve come to the right place! If you’re a nerd like me, it might interesting to watch and compare with the action and comic-book films of today, but there is little of interest here in terms of plot. It’s a great movie to watch with a group of friends and some beer, nothing more, nothing less.
At the time, this movie felt pretty damn awesome. It was gory, it was serious, it was unique, and it was based on a comic book. In terms of successful comic book movies, it has clearly been eclipsed in the years since it came out, but it's still a good deal of stylish fun. Stephen Dorff's finest hour.
NEED MORE SWORDFIGHTING MOVIES!
I've seen this one long time ago and loved it. Stephen Dorff did a wonderful job as the villain.