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Blade Trilogy (1998 - 2004)

Updated: Jun 4

Introduction

The "Blade" trilogy, starring Wesley Snipes in the lead role, is a pioneering series in the action-horror genre that blends vampire mythology with intense martial arts action. Directed by Stephen Norrington, Guillermo del Toro, and David S. Goyer respectively, these films follow the story of Blade, a half-vampire, half-human hybrid who protects humans from vampires. The trilogy is known for its dark tone, stylish action sequences, and Snipes's charismatic performance.


 
 

1. Blade (1998)

Rating: R | Duration: 2h | Rating: 7/10 | Genres: #Action #Horror #Sci-Fi

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


STORYLINE:

"Blade" introduces the character of Blade, a vampire hunter with superhuman abilities. The film follows his crusade against vampires, particularly against Deacon Frost, a vampire who aims to unleash a bloodthirsty god upon the world.


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TRIVIA:

"Blade" is credited with revitalizing the comic book movie genre and pre-dating the superhero movie boom of the 2000s.


 
 

2. Blade II (2002)

Rating: R | Duration: 1h 57min | Rating: 7/10 | Genres: #Action #Horror #Sci-Fi

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


STORYLINE:

In "Blade II," directed by Guillermo del Toro, Blade forms an uneasy alliance with a group of vampires to combat a new breed of super-vampire. The sequel is known for its heightened action sequences and del Toro's distinctive visual style.


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Del Toro's direction brought a unique aesthetic to the franchise, particularly in the design of the Reapers, the new breed of vampires.


 
 

3. Blade: Trinity (2004)

Rating: R | Duration: 1h 53min | Rating: 6/10 | Genres: #Action #Horror #Sci-Fi

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


STORYLINE:

"Blade: Trinity," the third installment, sees Blade up against Dracula himself, along with a group of vampires who aim to frame him for murder. The film introduces additional characters, including Hannibal King and Abigail Whistler, who assist Blade in his mission.


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Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel joined the cast in this installment, adding new dynamics to the series.


 
 

Additional Films in the Series

While the "Blade" trilogy concluded with "Blade: Trinity," the character and the vampire genre continue to influence modern cinema, and there has been discussion about rebooting the character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


TRILOGY: COMMON HASHTAGS:

#WesleySnipes - As Blade, Producer (Blade II, Blade: Trinity)

#StephenNorrington - Director (Blade)

#GuillermoDelToro - Director (Blade II)

#DavidSGoyer - Director (Blade: Trinity), Writer (Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity)

#KrisKristofferson - As Abraham Whistler

#StephenDorff - As Deacon Frost (Blade)

#N'BusheWright - As Dr. Karen Jenson (Blade)

#RonPerlman - As Reinhardt (Blade II)

#LeonorVarela - As Nyssa (Blade II)

#LukeGoss - As Jared Nomak (Blade II)

#RyanReynolds - As Hannibal King (Blade: Trinity)

#JessicaBiel - As Abigail Whistler (Blade: Trinity)

#DominicPurcell - As Drake / Dracula (Blade: Trinity)

#MarkIsham - Music (Blade, Blade: Trinity)

#MarcoBeltrami - Music (Blade II)

#NewLineCinema - Distributor


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