Blade (1998)

6.5/10 by 2316 users

When Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire during pregnancy, she did not know that she gave her son a special gift while dying: All the good vampire attributes in combination with the best human skills. Blade and his mentor Whistler battle an evil vampire rebel (Deacon Frost) who plans to take over the outdated vampire council, capture Blade and resurrect voracious blood god La Magra.

Release Date:August 21, 1998
MPAA Rating:R
Genres:Horror, Action
Production Company:Marvel Enterprises, New Line Cinema, Amen Ra Films, Imaginary Forces
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Stephen Norrington, Nicole Cummins, Michael Neumann, Rebecca Strickland
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  • Great Vampire Flick
    December 24, 2006

    Wesley Snipes is perfectly cast as Blade, a half human, half vampire known the daywalker. He has all their strengths and his only weakness is the thirst for blood. Since he teamed up with whistler (Kris Kristofferson) he has hunted down vampires who have lived amongst us unnoticed for centuries, but omnipotent overlord Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) is tired of living in harmony with the humans (Food as he calls them) and he plans to waken the blood god and take control of the world.

    This movie is well cast, written and directed; ensuring the viewer has a thrilling ride from start to finish. Packed with great fight sequences and slick dialogue, Blade is certainly more action than horror, but it definitely delivers.