With Wesley Snipes, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Parker Posey, Kris Kristoffersen, Triple H
Directed by David S. Goyer

With writers and directors fluctuating across all of the
Blade movies (Stephen Norrington, Guillermo del Toro), the basic essence of this comic book character translation remains. Our martial arts inflicting (half man half vampire) daywalker hero Blade is still hunting down bloodsuckers and their familiars as they prey on humans. He is framed and captured, high-ranking officials also in on the deal. This time round however, the head honcho, Dracula himself, is resurrected. Whistler (Blade's side-kick), has a daughter who is part of another bunch of vamp-hunters (with over the top technology and weapons) - they save Blade and he teams up with them, reluctantly of course. The action is fast and frenzied and the cliché badgirl vampire (Parker Posey) is simply annoying, the big sucker also pretty unimpressive and our wise-ass TV sitcom-to-big screen third in the Trinity link (Reynolds) is grating from the get-go with just too many wisecracks. Biel is hot. The first Blade was cool, the second pretty good, this one is flashy and paced, but merely passable in reflection of TV shows reaching this kind of action level. But what were you expecting, movies get better as they climb through the sequels? Then
Friday The 13th should be a masterpiece by now! Wrestling (or is that bulked up sweaty soap opera) fans will be glad 9or not) to see Triple H as an evil henchman.

2 / B
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5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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