Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Movie Challenge: Blade Trilogy (1998, 2002, 2004)

I have been sharing my horror movie watching with my son this time around.  We watched the first Blade movie and he enjoyed it so much we watched the other two as well.

I have seen all three of these, but they were his first time views.

Blade is very much a comic book vampire which really is the precursor to the modern supernatural vampire.   Blade is strong, fast and hunts bad guys. Basically he is like Spider-man with some weaknesses.

Blade (1998) was one of the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.  I did rather like the idea of the summoning a vampire "Blood God".  Seems to work well really.  I am less pleased with the idea of "turned" vs. "born" vampires. But it is something that comes up so often media these days that I am (to quote Blade himself) "trying to ice-skate uphill".  Wesley Snipes will never be considered an A-list actor, but he is a decent enough one for this and he does action well.

Blade II (2002) was also enjoyable if for nothing else Ron Perlman.  But the new type of vampire reminded me at the time and again now of something you would see out of a video game.  Though I do give them credit for actually making them more scary looking.

Blade Trinity (2004) deals with Dracula aka Drake.  Dracula was a huge deal in the Blade comics, here I am not so sure I recognize him as the same Count Dracula, but that is part of the point the film makers wanted to make.   I watched the original ending in the theaters and the unrated DVD ending now.  I had forgotten their were different till I started reading more online.
While fun this was my least favorite of the three.  Though Park Posey almost made up for it.

For Ghosts of Albion or Buffy/Angel
Motivation: To kill vampires
Creature Type: Half-Vampire/Daywalker

Strength 9
Dexterity 9
Constitution 8
Intelligence 4
Perception 5
Willpower 8

Acrobatics 9, Art 1, Computers 1, Crime 7, Driving 4, Getting Medieval 8, Gun Fu 8, Influence 2, Knowledge 4, Kung Fu 9, Languages 4 (English, Japanese, Russian, Romanian), Notice 6, Occultism 7

Life Points: 149
Drama Points: 10

Special Abilities: Contacts 4, Hard to Kill 8 (2 levels part of Vampire Quality), Fast Reaction Time, Immunity to Sunlight,  Increased Life Points 5,  Natural Toughness, Nerves of Steel, Restricted Diet (blood or his serum), Situation Awareness, Vampire

Name Score Damage Notes
Bite 18 34 Must grapple first; no defense action
Dodge 18
Grapple 20 Resisted by dodge
Punch 18 24 Bash
Sword 17 42 Slash
Deflect 15 Magic defense action; deflects spells 45º

Tally so far:  15 Total Watched / 11 New

What do you find scary?
October Horror Movie Challenge hosted by Krell Laboratories.


Suzanne said...

I'm a bit of a lightweight when it comes to vampires, enjoy films and tv series' with vampires, but hate to much blood and gore LOL! x

Pun Isaac said...

Blade 2 is my favorite. I'm a del Toro fanboy though.