|Rating: The Good – 78.8
Genre: Action, Horror
Duration: 120 mins
Director: Stephen Norrington
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson
Ultra cool vampire flick with Wesley Snipes in the form of his life as the eponymous day-walking vampire who suppresses his darker appetites in favouring of beating 10 bells out of every other vampire he comes across. Director Stephen Norrington gives the film a stylish but menacing look (check out those muscular scenes where Blade is driving through the city) and crafts action sequence after action sequence that will blow your socks off (so much so that the Matrix may have even borrowed an idea or two). Kris Kristofferson excels as Blade’s gnarly old right-hand man and mentor while Stephen Dorff revels in the role of the nasty Deacon Frost. Blade is as slick and original as it gets and it’s is easily one of the best comic-book adaptations and/or vampire films out there.