Extended version in which Wesley Snipes returns as Blade, the daywalking half-human/half-vampire who has dedicated his life to fighting the threat posed by the undead. Blade faces a new challenge when a group of vampires resurrect 'Drake' (Dominic Purcell), the ancient and all-powerful Count Dracula. Teaming up with a group called the Nightstalkers, led by Abigail (Jessica Biel) and her partner Hannibal (Ryan Reynolds), Blade is ready for battle.
Even skeptical fans of the Blade
franchise will enjoy sinking their teeth into Blade: Trinity
. The law of diminishing returns is in full effect here, and the franchise is wearing out its welcome, but let's face it: any movie that features Jessica Biel as an ass-kicking vampire slayer and Parker Posey--yes, Parker Posey!--as a vamping vampire villainess can't be all bad. Those lovely ladies bring equal measures of relief and grief to Blade, the half-human, half-vampire once again played, with tongue more firmly in stone-cold cheek, by Wesley Snipes. With series writer David S. Goyer in the director's chair, the film is calculated for mainstream appeal, trading suspenseful horror for campy humour and choppy, nonsensical action. The franchise still offers some intriguing ideas, including Drake (Dominic Purcell), the original vampire, whose blood contains the secret that could destroy all blood-suckers in a plot that incorporates a sinister "blood farm" where humans are held--and drained--in suspended animation. And Biel's wise-cracking sidekick (Ryan Reynolds) in her cadre of "Nightstalkers" provides comic relief in a series that's grown increasingly dour. All of which makes Blade: Trinity
a love-it-or-hate-it sequel... supposedly the last in a trilogy, but the ending suggests otherwise. --Jeff Shannon
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