Blade: Trinity

Blade: Trinity concludes the adventures of Blade; the half-human half-vampire warrior. This time Blade has been framed for countless murders, turning popular sentiment against him. At the same time, the individual behind framing Blade has a plan of his/her own to bring back to life Dracula, who will help the vampire race to abolish humans once and for all.

The “trinity” in the title of the movie comes as Blade has decided to team up with a group of vampire hunters, one of whom is Hannibal King played by Ryan Reynolds. Ryan Reynold’s character is one of the best things about this movie. He not only brings a sense of humor but also has hilarious quips and confrontations with Blade; who he is the polar opposite of. This dynamic is similiar to what we see between Deadpool and Colossus. Unfortunately, there isn’t much more praise I can give to this movie as ‘Blade: Trinity” is by far the worst entry in this franchise.

The film’s PG 13 Rating, devoid of any form of gore or bloody violence, takes away what made the first film and parts of the second film so great. Even all the blood shown in this movie, as little as there was, seemed obviously fake. Like all the other entries in the film, Blade: Trinity struggles with CGI. Many action sequences aren’t as fluid as I expect them to be and every time a vampire is killed in this movie i.e. disintegrated, their deaths did not blend into the overall look of this movie and seemed computer generated.

Lastly, there were some significant errors made when developing the two main characters of this movie; Blade and Dracula. On one hand in this movie, Blade seemed to have far more dialogue than previous movies. Unfortunately most of this dialogue is filler and doesn’t really add much to his character. Plus his dialogue heavy character takes away from the mystery of his character, which was well set up well in previous films. On the other hand, Dracula is a below average villain; better than Frost but far less superior than the Reapers in the second film. The problem with his character was his design; his ability to change forms into any individual just makes him a rip off of Mystique from the X-men series. In addition his ”natural form” is just another example of the poor use of CGI in this series.

In conclusion, Blade: Trinity is a disappointing conclusion to this entertaining franchise. Its PG-13 rating, poorly written characters and amateur use of CGI take away so much what made the first two Blade films so great. The only saving grace this movie has is the dynamic between between Blade and Hannibal King.

RATING: 6/10

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