Thirty years ago, a vampire attack victim gave birth to a
vampire-human hybrid. Now this hybrid child, known only as
Blade, seeks revenge for the death of his mother through the
killing of other vampires in the world, aided by his
hematologist love interest and his good friend Whistler.
While it may have been based on the Marvel comic series of
the same title, Blade is definitely not a movie to let your
children see. In fact, the whole movie barely ventures
beyond a weak excuse for senseless bloodbaths. The only
positive point of the movie would have to be the special
effects, such as when the movie's hero, Blade (portrayed by
Wesley Snipes), drove silver stakes through the hearts of
each vampire and the bodies disintegrated away through the
use of spectacular computer effects.
The worst parts of the movie are numerous, but the two main
ones are the violence and the entire plot, or lack thereof.
Several scenes, for example, the opening scene in which an
unsuspecting human victim is lured into a vampiric rave,
were not vital to the plot and could have been cut out
anyway. Who really wants to see a bunch of vampires dancing
their way through a torrent of blood that rains down from
the fire sprinklers? In fact, the violence was partially
responsible for the incredibly poorly thought out plot,
which was nothing more than a Buffy-meets-The Matrix waste
of scripting abilities. Besides incoherent dialogue, the
only thing in it is a string of profanities and bloody
gushers that come erupting out of the bodies of the
Because the movie was so poorly made, it's really difficult
to pick out the strong actors. In fact, I sincerely doubt
that there were any. Perhaps it's just because of the lack
of intelligence in Blade, but even after watching the movie
three times I couldn't find anyone who did a decent acting
The poorest actors were, by far, Wesley Snipes and N'Bushe
Wright. Snipes greatly overacted in his role as Blade, but
at times he also underacted. The attitude that he gave his
character was brilliant, although it seemed to be
unnecessary and quite forced at certain points of the movie.
I felt that N'Bushe Wright simply overacted from the very
Would I recommend this movie to my family or friends?
Definitely not, unless I wanted them to be bored out of
their skulls. This movie seemed to only employ the "stuff
blowed up real good" mentality, and proved to be
a most unenjoyable experience. No one under the age of 17
should be permitted to see this, then again, who in their
right mind would want to?
Copyright © 2001 Ravena Kaiou