In a world where vampires walk the earth, Blade has a goal. His goal is to rid the world of all vampire evil. When Blade witnesses a vampire bite Dr. Karen Jenson, he fights away the beast and takes Jenson back to his hideout. Here, alongside Abraham Whistler, Blade attempts to help heal Jenson. The vampire Quinn who was attacked by Blade, reports back to his master Deacon Frost, who is planning a huge surprise for the human population.Written by
Karen was originally going to be played by a white actress, Wesley Snipes encouraged them to cast a black actress. See more »
Blade removes Quinn's left arm but it reappears for one shot shortly after the security guards shoot Blade and Quinn runs into a room. See more »
Dr. Karen Jenson:
I need to get back to the lab, if I'm going to cure you.
It's not over. You keep your cure. There's still a war going on, and I have a job to do. You wanna help, make me a better serum.
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The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »
The TNT/TBS cable TV version cut the graphic violence and gory explosions and made usual adjustments to language but sometimes would omit the Moscow ending and end right after Blade and Karen say goodbye. See more »
Hope the summary line won't irritate you that much (it's a little homage to the Chappelle Show/Charlie Murphy, but also to the character Daywalker). But I'll try to put all the things I liked about the movie in one paragraph and everything I didn't like in another paragraph, so it will be easier to read!
Let's start with the good things! The quote "strong bloody violence" (which is used by rating boards, to describe the content of a movie, does fit here very well. This is not a movie for kids! Or for the faint of hearted! It has Blade as a central character (Wesley Snipes is phenomenal) and a crazy enough story thread to hold/justify the action scenes! The original idea is also very engaging and intelligent. The action scenes are great here too.
OK over to the things I didn't like. The overall story is too thin. It's enough as I've written above to hold the action scenes together, but there could be more. And a character like Blade deserves more (imo). The drama therefor isn't the best ... also it's use of clichés doesn't help. Some characters are underwritten ... That's that! :o)
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