View Full Version : BLADE: TRINITY OPENS THIS WEEK!!!
12-06-2004, 11:10 AM
--Well, Blade: Trinity opens this WEDNESDAY.
Why Wednesday, I don't know.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to see the film until this weekend at the earliest.
Feel free to discuss the film here!
12-07-2004, 04:25 AM
Just got home from seeing it. It was freaking sweet.
12-07-2004, 09:32 AM
I really liked part 1, loved part 2, i do get the feeling that this one is going to smoke donkey pole.
They shouldnt just make films for the sake of it, everything i have seen of this movie looks poorly thought out and unfaithful to the previous two.
I have NOT seen it yet, but i'd like to see if i have to eat my own post after i do.
12-07-2004, 12:45 PM
Better bust out the condiments, because I think you will.
12-08-2004, 12:47 AM
I liked the first one but absolutely loved the second, so I have pretty high hopes. I was rooting for Dracula to be part of the third one so I'm happy he's included. The only part that looks questionable is Ryan Reynolds and his comic relief thing. Hopefully this won't be as big a distraction as the previews make it appear.
What I'm really curious about is the inevitable documentary on the making of the film. From the tidbits that have been dropped here and there on the net, it seems like the production was difficult and full of strife. Somewhere along the way Wesley became estranged from the producers and now the Nightstalkers are reportedly poised to take over the franchise. There's a story in there somewhere and I'm interested in hearing it.
12-09-2004, 10:39 AM
Saw this yesterday and for the most part I liked it, but it really could have been a lot better.
First this really didn't feel like a Blade movie. It seemed more like a Nightstalkers movie with a guest appearance by Blade. Kind of like when TV networks try to create a new show by spinning it off an already popular show. They did this with a couple of episodes of Married with Children and both of the CSI spin offs. The episodes were billed under the original shows title but the casts were reduced to guest star status.
The story itself felt a little choppy and rushed at times.
I didn't like how they did the vampires in this one. They just seemed silly, and cheap. In the other movies the vampires had good personalities. They were enjoyable. These vampires weren't. They felt pointless, they felt like actors pretending to be vampires. And the eyes and teeth really bugged the hell out of me. In both the other movies the vampires were capable of disguising their true nature. These might as well have just worn shirts that say "Hi I'm a vampire! Wanna suck?" And the head vampire, the female, really I just wish she would have shut her mouth. One because her acting just wasn't good, and second because her teeth really weren't good. Vampire or not brushing is important for everyone.
They could have gotten someone better for Drake too. I don't like saying that because I like Dominic Purcell, but he really wasn't scary enough. The clothes didn't help either, especially the low cut shirt thing he was wearing. My guess is the other vampires were afraid to tell him he had gotten his clothes from the womens department.
As for Ryan Reynolds comedy. I both liked and disliked it. I liked it because it was funny, it made me laugh several times, and I hope they keep it when they start making Nightstalker movies. I disliked it because it really felt out of place in a Blade movie. Blade is a dark character, and a dark movie, so any humor in there should also be dark, gallows humor. Like at the end of Blade 2 when Scud reveals that he betrayed Blade and Blade revealed that the bomb wasn't a dud. That was funny.
All things considered I liked the movie, I enjoyed it, just not as much as the others or as much as I had hoped.
12-09-2004, 10:59 AM
--I managed to get out and see a late showing of this last night.
It was decent, but nothing extraordinary.
I too was rooting for Dracula to be the big bad in this installment and I was pretty happy with the way they portrayed him.
Though at times it felt like he was playing 2nd fiddle to Parker Posey's gang.
Overall, an enjoyable film... but definitely not the best of the series.
12-11-2004, 11:50 PM
An ounce of Blade and a gallon of modern adventure movie crap. Annoying comedy relief, goofy villains, "tuff girl" with not ONE good line to call her own, and possibly the flimsiest comic book science crap of the entire trilogy.
He can shapeshift because he has lots of tiny face bones? Fine. but how did he grow foot long grey hair, huh?
Still, it was good for spending a Friday afternoon.
Overall, I'd say it was worth the price of admission, but not worth the drive over there. (The roads were hell.)
12-12-2004, 11:15 AM
I thought Blade 1 was by far an original,
well scripted, well acted feature, and that Blade II
was a little over the top with all the CGI fights, but still
Blade Trinity was rushed, over glossed, and for the most
part, resembled a fill-in isssue of a regular comic series;
you know by the time your half-way through,
you long for the previous creative team to come back and
make next issue all the more better.
At the point they started interrogating the
familiars, I thought:
'is this "Nightstalkers : the Prequel" or a Blade movie?'
By the end, I knew the answer. I can see why
Wesley was upset on how this movie turned out,
and I plan on voting with my movie dollars if
they instead decide to go with a Nightstalkers movie
over a Blade: 4., a resounding HELL NO.
I found nothing impressive about the Nightstalkers
( Blade; II's Vampire Reavers were much cooler, better
outfitted, and didn't get their asses kicked liked
amateurs), and Reynolds one liners and Parker Posey's
quips were tired and played out by the end of the movie.
Worthy of adding to your collection: No.
[This message has been edited by terryj (edited 12-12-2004).]
12-18-2004, 03:08 PM
Finally got around to seeing this last night. Ya know, I usually hate posting bad reviews of C2Fs, but this movie just bothered me on so many levels that I can't think of a single positive thing to say about it. The really sad part is that this could and should have been monstrous. Blade versus Dracula! Need I say more? Could anything kill the potential of this film? The answer, unfortunately, is a big fat "yes".
I don't know who to blame here. It's tempting as hell to point the finger at Goyer but I've heard rumblings of studio interference, so who knows. It's rather odd, because Blade 2 was an obvious critical and commercial success, so the decision to shift gears in such a generic way is baffling. I personally hate being the victim of a Hollywood Bait-N-Switch. Don't make my mistake and go in expecting more of the same, because this is less a Blade film than a transparant attempt at kickstarting a new franchise. Wesley has been reduced to a guest star in his own series, so it's no wonder he wants nothing more to do with the producers.
Somewhere along the way, someone seems to have forgotten that Blade is supposed to be a horror-action hybrid. Completely gone is any hint of menace or dread. Also, the unexpected depth of sadness running just below the surface of the second film has been replaced with a lame, jokey, Lethal Weapon vibe which fails to satisfy on any level. All the action movie cliches are present: the vaguely Euro trash villains, the uber-hottie babe positioned as erotic fantasy for the boyz, the shirtless, wise-cracking, pop culturally savy, ironic, pumped up gym bunny, the slow-motion, cool-as-hell walking scenes, the blaring hip hop and club traxx.. Damn, even the requisite product placement is here! What is missing is characterization, pacing, atmosphere, even coherent narrative. Jessica Biel's body does most of her acting for her, Ryan Reynolds seems to be unaware that he's no longer performing comedy infront of a "live studio audience", Parker Posey does her usual vague, trippy thing, and the actor playing Drake looks like he should have been in Tina Turner videos 20 years ago (check out retro hour on MuchMusic or MTV and you'll see what I mean). The script is full of gaping holes in terms of logic and the action scenes are terrible, especially for a series that has always pushed the bar in terms of choreographed mayhem.
This film is the first flop in a franchise that, until now, had none. The Blade series is unofficially credited for ending Marvel's ghastly track record for C2Fs in the 90s and it deserved a more fitting conclusion. This final entry does the franchise no justice whatsoever.
[This message has been edited by norrinraad (edited 12-18-2004).]
12-21-2004, 08:24 PM
Agreed. THis movie was bad.
The first Blade movie was the best IMO(sorry but the second one just had too many holes for me) but what is kind of ironic is that the one really glaring flaw of the first "Blade" is also the most egregious flaw of this new film! In teh original "Blade" there are scenes like the one where Wesley, as Blade, is walking around in broad daylight with body armor, guns and a sword(scabarded on his back) and as people mill about paying him no mind he beats a uniformed police officer profusely in front of his own vehicle!
In "Trinity" the trio are walking through town, public offcie buildings etc. carrying ...well, if you called it an arsenal you would be understating things, and killing people and vampires left and right!
The other thing that really bothers me is that, in the first film Whistler's death is an emotional, poignant moment...which is totally wiped out by the ridiculous ressurection of said character in the sequel.
In "Trinity" it is almost like they realized they shouldn't have ressurected him in Blade II and tried to recapture that drama of the first film...only they did not try very hard! When Whistler dies here it is almost like some insignifigant yet necessary plot device(like how slasher movies have to have a shower scene where the young, hot, actress pays her dues to the industry by revealing her boobs before being slaughtered) that the director wanted to get through so he could do another fight scene or something!?
I actually liked Hannibal's humorous one liners...just not in a Blade movie. I also own a Pom' named "Taz" who looks(and acts) exactly like the "vampire pom'" in the film, so I laughed a lot at that scene.
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