Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: David Goyer
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Biel
RunTime: -
Released By: Warner Bros
Rating: NC-16 (Consumer Advice: Violence)

Release Date: 9 December 2004

Synopsis (Courtesy from Warner Bros) :

Wesley Snipes is back in the third installment of New Line Cinema's hugely successful BLADE franchise. The vampires have declared war on Blade. They've framed him, turned the system against him. Blade is a fugitive, caught between the vampire and human worlds. To survive he's going to need a little help. But all is not lost…Blade has an unexpected new protégé, Hannibal King - once a vampire, now a passionate vampire hunter. King has a whole arsenal of new weapons at his disposal as well as his own network of safe houses. Together they battle the ultimate vampire messiah - Dracula, back from the shadows and stronger than ever. BLADE returns to the screen with all the action, intensity, and attitude the franchise is famed for.

Movie Review:

Once again, The Daywalker walks the cityscape in this vampire hunter's movie series. Although the first two installments were satisfying action flicks that combined caustic humor, a fresh spin on vamp mythology and innovative FX which later recycled in the likes of The Matrix and Underworld, all those elements that were present in Blade: Trinity, couldn’t help live up to the expectation of this disappointing sequel. Though director David S. Goyer - who wrote all three films - provides a passable fix of vamp action, Blade: Trinity failed in his new approach.

Wesley Snipes' day-walking half-vamp hero is once again targeted by the vampires who secretly rule our world. After Blade loses both his hideout and his pal Whistler, he becomes entangled in a scheme to resurrect Dracula.

All seems too familiar with the recycled plots and can’t help but have this nagging feeling that this was a desperate attempt to squeeze the franchise dry for all that its worth. As much as I really wanted to welcome the introduction of the new allies, The Nightstalkers, the characters seems oddly placed in this gothic movie. In my opinion, everything seems too rushed through without any development and left the audience in questions.

Blade himself, increasingly stoic over the course of the series, is now stiff as plywood. Perhaps sensing the void at the heart of the movie, Goyer supplies plenty of fresh blood. While Jessica Biel lives up to her hottie status as Blade's new ally, she doesn't get a character to go along with the wardrobe and the gadgets. Nor does Ryan Reynolds' now-patented line of lewd wisecracks add up and at times be a little too much. At least the action has some zip, Goyer displaying some of the ingenuity that Stephen Norrington and Guillermo Del Toro brought to Blade: Trinity's predecessors. For all that is worth, The Nightstalkers seems not a too bad of an idea to make a spin off on their own. Otherwise, this franchise is ready to get staked.

Movie Rating: C

Review By Dgital

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