Blade: Trinity Review
This is the third and possibly the final instalment of the Blade comic book hero series. Wesley Snipes reprises his role as the vampire hunting anti-hero Blade in the ultimate battle of good versus evil. The first outing saw Blade battling against a new breed of vampire, the second had him helping the vampires to beat an evil even worse than either of them and this chapter has Blade against The Daddy of all vampires, Dracula himself. As if that's not bad enough, he has the FBI hunting him down for the murder of a civilian and all the other vampires wishing he was out of the picture. You would think that by now Blade would be past his use by date. Surely there can be nothing fresh to gain from making yet another sequel to what was admittedly a fine original movie...Can there?
Well, in a nutshell... Oh yes! This movie is a cracker. From the opening scene, you just know you're in for a treat. Certainly if you enjoyed the first two, then this is a fitting end to the series. Writer David Goyer who has written all three screenplays, decided to also direct this one. (The original being directed by Stephen Norrington and the second by Guillermo Del Toro) And oh boy did he know what the franchise needed to go out on a high. The action is superb. Wesley has made the character of Blade all his own much in the same was as Clint Eastwood did with Dirty Harry. As soon as Wesley enters the shot, a knowing smile comes to your face as you prepare to be entertained. This is only David Goyer's second directed movie, the first being another Wesley Snipes vehicle, ZigZag in 2002. But his talent is obvious and has led to him directing the forthcoming movie Flash which is also based on a comic book character about a man who can run at incredible speeds.
But I digress. Blade Trinity is what we're here for and Blade Trinity is what bringing a comic book to life is all about. Action, horror, comedy and fantasy - It's all here along with some new and welcome faces. We have Abigail Whistler, the daughter of Blade's mentor Whistler played by Jessica Biel (Cellular, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) who is to Blade what Elektra could only dream of being to Daredevil, and there's Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds -Van Wilder) who brings some genuine comedy to the movie as well as being a great action character. Oh yes, and there is also one certain WWE familiar face in the form of Triple H otherwise known as Paul Michael Levesque playing the rather imposing vampire, Jarko Grimwood. Blade Trinity is a great movie and should appeal to a wide audience. The story may stretch the realms of believability, but it manages to pull it off due to a mixture of excellent action, superb acting and stunning special effects. If you are a fan of the genre, then this is a must have addition to your collection.