My Gripe on one of my favorite movies: Blade

Posted: August 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
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So most of you know that I enjoyed the Blade trilogy, but I have some issues with how Hollywood handles these things.

Blade was an awesome movie. Wesley Snipes was perfect for the part as was Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson. Having David Goyer write the story (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Jumper, Flash Forward, was a perfect choice.

I think this movie had the potential to have a very long-running series of sequels, but as it tends to happen, someone thinks they are more creative than they really are and doesn’t see the big picture.

The first movie was great and although they introduced the little known character, they spent little time with that and went with action instead.

The second Blade was good, but already we went from regular vampires to now some sort of zombie looking vampire running the show as well as some kind of mutated vampire with super powers. Add to that the lip tattoos, the “Blood Pack” with stupid names like “Chupa” which means “suck” in Spanish and you have a nice formula to screw up a movie.

So what do you do with a third movie? Well, you try to squeeze in even more crap that prevents you from actually having a continuation of the series. First of the main inconsistency that struck me was that in the first movie Blade explains to the female doctor that the people outside the club are vampires and he can tell from a distance by “the way they move. they way they smell”. In Blade Trinity, Blade accidentally kills a human who he thought was a vampire because he had fake teeth.

Then you throw in extra characters like Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds. That took from the main character. One of the weapons that they use is silver through the air to kill vampires. That means that they could kill off every vampire now without having to ever fight. Oh, and by the way, once you can kill Dracula himself, well, then the series is now completely over. Writers: Contact me to help you with your story before you screw things up.

* Dishonorable mention: The last Superman movie? Piece of crap. Stop having Lex Luthor be some zany character. It’s not 1970 so it doesn’t translate. You also can’t throw in a super baby and think that you are able to make a sequel. Writers: Contact me to help you with this before you screw things up further.


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