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Blade (1998)

Blade (1998)


Wesley Snipes
Kris Kristofferson
Stephen Dorff

Directed by Stephen Norrington

Before we got blazed by the Marvel Cinematic Universe the first true marvel superhero movie that glazed the screen was 1998 Blade. D.C. had already by this time done Superman and Batman movies that will forever be in the classic genre.

Done 20 years ago, this movie was so much a masterpiece that it set the pace for every other Marvel movies to follow.
The movie was written by David S. Goyer and it starred Wesley Snipes in the titular role as Blade the vampire hunter.

Set as a dark superhero film, this movie has gained a cult following and it was a critical and commercial success as at the time of release.

This movie is about a Dhampir named Blade played by Wesley Snipes (Dhampir means half human, half vampire) Blade had all the strength of a vampire and also the weaknesses except one, he was a day walker. Blade could walk in the sun and not feel the burn the other vampires feel.
Blade was raised by Abraham Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), a vampire hunter who became Blade's weapon smith, trainer and mentor.

Whistler directed Blade’s life from the time he found him, when he decided to spare his life when he noticed that there was something different about him. The two will become a force to reckon with as they raid vampire camps and holes to destroy them. As they stand as the only wall keeping the vampire world at bay.

This movie has Blade’s main focus on a new threat rising in the vampire levels.
The vampires have some levels, those born as vampires and those bitten. The ones born believe they are superior to the other sect. In the other sect is a young vampire named, Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff). Frost wants to end the whole living in the shadows and bring about a war between the humans and vampires.
He went against the elders in the vampire world killing anyone who stands in his way. Frost strength comes from the backing he has of other younger vampires who also think like him.

This idea of bring forth the war, requires some upgrading on the side of Frost and that requires some sacrifices. Blade and his team, Whistler and a young doctor who came about to be included in this team when Blade saved her life.

The movie had an awesome battle in the end and it was such a fun movie to watch that it paved the way to two further sequels.

This is a cult classic, one movie you should see as often as you can.


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