Directed by Stephen Norrington
Starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristopherson, and N’Bush Wright
Well, here it is. My first movie review after the return to Camrose. As you could probably guess, the reviews are going to be less and less as school picks up again. But het, the Student’s Union was paying for free films, so who was I to say no? And, from the vast selection of choices at the multiplex, I chose the eagerly anticipated Blade, notable in that it’s the first mega-blockbuster based on a Marvel comics character.
For those who don’t know yet, Wesley Snipes plays Blade. Blade’s mother was bitten by a vampire mere minutes before she gave birth to Blade, and this did something really funky to our hero. He’s now a half-human/half-vampire being, giving him all the powers of a vampire but none of their weaknesses. He was raised by Whistler (Kristopherson) to become the ultimate vampire slayer, and they now battle the ruthless beings of the night. They are joined in the movie by Karen (Wright), a hematologist who has been bitten by a vampire and now searches for a cure before she turns. The villain of the piece is Deacon Frost (Dorff), the vampire who bit Blade’s mother. But our heroes must hurry, for Frost is about to gain ultimate power and go on a blood-thirsty quest for world domination
This film just plain rocks! Blade is a man who has devoted his whole life to his mission, becoming an ultimate weapon in the battle against evil. Frost comes across as a truly evil man who is just a little on the insane evil. Like every good villain, he enjoys being evil. The martial arts sequences and sword-fights are just mindblowing! This film has such a power and intensity to it that it’s almost impossible to hate. I will warn you, it gets a little gory in the vampire death department, but besides that, this film is highly recommended.