Reviewed by: Lori Souder
|Featuring:||Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Biel, Parker Posey|
|Director:||David S. Goyer|
|Producer:||David S. Goyer, Wesley Snipes, Lynn Harris, Peter Frankfurt, Avi Arad|
|Distributor:||New Line Cinema|
“The final hunt begins”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “For years, Blade has fought against the vampires in the cover of night, with the world above unaware of the brutal ongoing war. But now, after falling into the crosshairs of the FBI, he is forced out into the daylight where he is driven to join forces with a clan of human vampire hunters he never knew existed—The Nightstalkers. Together with Abigail (Jessica Biel) and Hannibal (Ryan Reynolds), two deftly trained Nightstalkers, Blade follows a trail of blood to an ancient creature that is hunting him… the original vampire, Dracula.”
This movie is the third in a series of films based on a comic book character. He is a hybrid of a human being and a vampire. The basic premise is that Blade, played again by Wesley Snipes, is a lonely, immortal, and unstoppable force against the rising evil tide of vampires. This installment of the story takes place in a bleak urban setting slightly in the future.
If the viewer has not seen the other two movies, I believe that it would be difficult to understand “Blade: Trinity” or get involved with the story. Blade, as well as all the other characters, have almost no character development. Worse, there is also very little suspense, humor, or storyline.
I found it impossible to get interested in the film, or care about the characters, even though I did in the first two “Blade” movies. There were many inconsistencies in the motivations of the characters and in the story line. Frankly, I could hardly wait until it was over. I especially disliked the scenes with Posey Parker, who plays the female head vampire. They were particularly distasteful and overacted.
In the first minute, there is a crude word and an obscene gesture. Unfortunately, it only goes downhill from there. If I had not promised to review this movie, I would have left after the first twenty minutes. This film is an endless string of graphic violence, obscenity, cruelty, and exploitation of death. The use the movie makes of a tiny baby, a little child, and a small dog is especially appalling. The filthy language refers to most, if not all of the sexual perversions known to man. The way the vampires are killed, as well as the many “bad” humans, is horrific and unrelenting. The body count of both humans and vampires must be in the hundreds in this sad and pointless gore festival.
The violence, extreme cruelty, torture, and blood is constant, as is the destruction. “Blade: Trinity” is one of the most violent and obscene R-rated movies I have ever seen, or could imagine. In this reviewer’s opinion, it should have been rated NC-17. This is not something children or teens should be allowed to view. (I saw at least two children under 6 at the public showing I attended.)
There is no nudity (other than bare mid-drifts) or sex in the movie, but the language is off the charts for filth and repetition of the most offensive phrases and words. The language was especially degrading to women and overall very mean-spirited.
In summary, this movie was a total waste of time—nothing remotely entertaining or worthwhile. “Trinity: Blade” was a big disappointment after the other two movies which I thought had well written plots and somewhat believable characters.