Note: sorry for a lack of reviews lately, I’ve been very busy but as the new year sets in and everything calms down I’ll be back to a new review every Saturday at 7pm GMT. The remainder of the Mad Max retrospective will also be on its way soon, I just need you all to hold on until the new year as everything returns to normal. Other series like Netflix Roulette and What I’ve Watched are also on their way back, so be sure to follow the blog and look out for all the articles on its way.

+ incredibly dark and brooding tone

+ very well shot – especially for a 90s film

+ pretty gruesome – faithful to comics

– beginning feels incredibly dated – hasn’t aged well

+ awesome action

+ most of the special effects still hold up

+ fantastic direction

– script is quite poorly written – bag of clichés

+ Wesley Snipes is terrific as Blade

– not keen on Blade’s costume

+ surprisingly scary at times e.g. hospital scene

+ Snipes is both hilarious and brooding – great performance

+ a few very well shot momnets

+ music is pretty eerie at times

+ clever way to debunk criticisms of vampire mythology

– police chase scene feels so old

– dialogue is full of exposition

– very tonally mixed

+ surpisingly funny

+ well choreographed fight scenes

– some of the effects are incredibly bad

+ Blade is a fully visualised and fantastic character

+ Deacon Frost is a good villain – conniving, evil and brutal

+ some unexpected plot twists keep the plot fresh

+ Whistler is a brilliant character – gives great comic relief

+ twist involving Blade’s mother is fantastic – so unexpected

– Blade’s blood being a MacGuffin is a bit too coincidental

– does get a bit ludicrous towards the end e.g. electricity surging through the vampire’s heads

– vampire skeletons flying out of the vampires?

– Deacon’s assistant simply cannot act

– some scenes are impossible to comprehend thanks to shaky cam

– ending feels rush and leaves quite a lot to be desired

In our review, we gave Blade 4 stars. You can read the full written review here.

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