Blade: Trinity posterBlade - Trinity (2004)

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, et al.
Director: David S. Goyer

Opening Date: December 10, 2004


Come December Hollywood are hoping that audiences would have forgotten all about recent mediocre movies starring leather-clad vampire slayers such as Van Helsing and Underworld and queue up for Blade: Trinity. Or rather Blade III, the third movie to feature Wesley Snipes as, yup, a leather-clad vampire slayer; this time round based on a 1970s Marvel comic book no-one seems to remember (uhm, actually I do, but that’s another story . . . ).

Once again Snipes saves the world from horrible bloodsuckers (no, not the IRS) as he seems to do in every movie if memory serves me correctly. Unfortunately Guillermo Del Toro the director of the superior Blade II (2002) won’t be returning to the director’s chair, but it does see original writer David S. Goyer (Dark City, The Puppet Masters) step into the director’s chair for the first time. Goyer may be a novice, but at least he also wrote Blade II, so there’s some hope.

Blade: Trinity however has the edge over other similar vampire-killer movies in that it features action star Wesley Snipes in a role he was born to play. The best thing in the previous two movies, Snipes oozed sheer macho charisma and star presence. Hell, when I grow up I want to be Wesley Snipes – what can I say!?

The movie will however still have a tough time beating the pulse pounding Blade II, one of the better action movies in recent years.

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Plot Summary for Blade: Trinity

Wesley Snipes returns as the day-walking vampire hunter in the explosive third and final film in the Blade franchise, Blade: Trinity. When the Vampire Nation hatches a plan to frame Blade in a series of brutal killings, he must join forces with the Nightstalkers, a clan of human vampire hunters, in an extreme battle in which the trail of blood leads directly to the notorious vampire legend, Dracula. Written and directed by David S. Goyer, Blade: Trinity also stars Jessica Biel as Abigail, the daughter of Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), who inherits the vampire-slaying duties that once belonged to Blade (Wesley Snipes); and Ryan Reynolds (National Lampoon's Van Wilder) as Hannibal King, one of the Nightstalkers.

Trivia about Blade: Trinity

  • Guillermo Del Toro, director of Blade II (2002) passed on this when his dream project Hellboy (2004) was greenlighted.

  • An early idea by Goyer for the film was to be set many years after the events of the last film, where vampires finally had achieved world domination and enslaved all humans, with Blade being the last hope for humanity. Blade's slower aging could be explained by his vampire blood. The storyline was deemed too dark and was later dropped.

  • German director Oliver Hirschbiegel, who was once under consideration for the job of directing Blade III, can no longer direct the vampire-hunting sequel due to a conflict with another film. Hirschbiegel will instead helm Untergang - Hitler und das Ende des 3. Reichs, Der (2004) (aka The Downfall - Hitler and the End of the Third Reich) for Constantin Films.

  • Ryan Reynolds gained 25 pounds of muscle for his role as Hannibal King.

  • Paul Michael Levesque (aka professional wrestler Triple H) impressed the producers with his work rate and camera presence. New Line insisted that extra lines were written to the script to make his role bigger.



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