BladeAugust 21, 1998
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 7.0/10 (91,098 voted)
Critic's Score: 45/100
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson
In a world where vampires walk the earth, Blade has a goal. His goal is to rid the world of all vampire evil. When Blade witnesses a vampire bite Dr. Karen Jenson, he fights away the beast and take Jenson back to his hideout. Here, alongside Abraham Whistler, Blade attempts to help heal Jenson. The vampire Quinn who was attacked by Blade, reports back to his master Deacon Frost, who is planning a huge surprise for the human population.
Kevin Patrick Walls
Have you given blood lately?
New Line Cinemas [United States] |
Release Date: 21 August 1998
Filming Locations: Death Valley National Park, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $17,073,856
(23 August 1998)
(20 December 1998)
Did You Know?
The Vampire Bible is referred to as "The Book of Erebus". Erebus is a god of dark night in Greek mythology.
In the final fight between Blade and Frost, the bloodstain on Frost switches from the left side of his face to the right, then back to the left.
[Blade pins Quinn to the wall with his silver spikes]
Quinn. I'm gettin' a little tired of choppin' you up. Thought I might try fire for a change.
The way a comic book flick should be made
I didn't see this movie until it appeared on television because I was
doubtful about comic flicks. Ever since the "Batman" series, "Spawn,"
Dredd," and many other pitiful p.g.-13 bombs, I dodged everything at all
cost. I would question in my mind, "why can't someone make a movie that is
rated R and stays true to the story, how difficult is that?" And finally
prayers have been answered with Blade. This movie pops right out of the
pages onto the screen with sheer violence, blood, martial arts, weapons,
fire, the good against evil, etc. Yeah sure a lot of action flicks contain
all these goodies, and most of them have bombed. But not Blade, the movie
was filmed just right, not going overboard, delivering a good length and
never a dull moment. Blade II is cool, but not as cool as the first. Blade
is indeed one of the best real comic flicks I've seen in a long time.