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Ok for a night in but not a masterpiece
25 July 2016
I went into this movie feeling slightly wary because of all the negative things I've heard about it from other people and they do have reason to hate it. The action isn't bad but feels a little boring compared to the previous movies. The characters of Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds) and Danica Talos (Parker Posey) really annoyed me. Hannibal King is supposed to be a Nightstalker but he proves useless in his fight scenes and spends most of the movie being injured or captured. His dialogue was also pretty stupid, one perfect example being 'I'm sorry, I've had too much sugar today'. Meanwhile Danica Talos is just an overgrown brat who has tantrums when things don't go her way and has a stupid fashion sense, that includes her hair styles, particularly the one she wears in the third act. In fact all of Talos' minions annoyed me. One of my favorite things about the Blade franchise is that the vampires are actually scary but Trinity's vampires are far from it, especially the vampire dogs, which is really disappointing. The treatment of Dracula is also a let down. When I first saw him in human form, I felt a little disappointed. The choice to use the daddy of all vampires was a great one but calling him 'Drake' is stupid. I didn't feel like he posed much of a threat. He came across like a white, full vampire version of Blade. Blade is a great character but there's no need to have two of him in the same movie. David S. Goyer wrote all three of the Blade films but I don't understand where he's gone wrong with Trinity as he did a great job with the previous two movies. I hated the decision to kill of Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) very early on in the movie. It would have been interesting to see him interact with his daughter Abigail (Jessica Biel) who was actually a great character, far more badass than King. She is actually capable of taking down vampires on her own, as proved in the train station sequence, but she isn't completely cold hearted at the same time. Wesley Snipes continues to prove he was well cast as Blade but his performance reflected the off screen feud he had with the movie which is sad. Blade's attitude in this film is basically just 'i don't give a shit anymore, as long as i get to kill vampires' which is a shame. Overall, I agree that Trinity is definitely the worst of the Blade trilogy but while it does have a lot of faults, it's not as bad as most people make it out to be.