Blade (1998)

1998 | R | Horror, Action

User Score: 84/100


A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

Blade is a great adaptation of a not so great comic book character Blade. Blade is set in a modern day city type where vampires are the "in crowd". There is only one being, half-vampire and half-human, that can stop one lunatic vampire, Deacon FrostĀ (Stephen Dorff), from destroying the world in his wake, that hero is Blade (Wesley Snipes).

I love the opening sequence and that is my all time favorite opening as it shows what a badass Blade is. The only problem is that Blade starts really amped up but starts sloping downward in momentum towards the end. I like the fleshing out of the Blade character but there was just a little too much self loathing at times.

About Blade (1998)

Title: Blade
Year: 1998
Starring: Udo Kier, Tim Guinee, Kris Kristofferson, Donal Logue, Traci Lords, Stephen Dorff, Jeff Imada, Arly Jover, Sanaa Lathan, Matt Schulze, Gerald Okamura, Ted King, Wesley Snipes, Levan Uchaneyshvili, Frankie Ray, Marcus Aurelius, Lennox Brown, Eric Edwards, Yvette Ocampo, Kevin Patrick Walls, Judson Scott, Andray Johnson, Stephen R. Peluso, Erl Van Douglas, John Enos III, Irena Stepic, Eboni 'Chrystal' Adams, Richard 'Dr.' Baily, Lyle Conway, Nikki DiSanto
Director: Stephen Norrington
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.2/5 stars from 58 users. Votes: 58.
Genre: Horror, Action
MPAA Rating: R

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