Blade (1998)

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A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.


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22 February 2020 | MR_Heraclius
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| Blade
Awesome action packed superhero movie starring Wesley snipes. When I found out that this movie is a superhero marvel movie, I was shocked because the dark tone, yes that's how marvel movies were back in the 90s early 2000s but the character of blade is not a superhero, he's more like a vigilante but they're the same thing but still, I was shocked when I found out. I really enjoyed and love this movie. Marvel movies back then weren't that good, they were really really bad. I loved the action, the connection between blade and the old man. The girl at the beginning that got bit, I wasn't a huge fan and she wss only there because every stereotypical Hollywood movie or I should say every movie needs to have a woman in the movie in a supporting role or leading role. I am looking forward to seeing the sequel and third movie in this good franchise.

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In a sense, the movie led to the boom of Marvel Comics-based movies. Though later overshadowed by the 2000's more successful X-Men (2000) and Spider-Man (2002), Blade was the first Marvel movie to be a bona fide financial and critical success (Men in Black (1997) came out first but technically, it was more a property bought by Marvel than made by Marvel). And granted, some productions such as the aforementioned Spider-Man had long been gestating, but the movie's success proved that Marvel characters could headline their own movies. Additionally, Blade himself was not as well-known prior to the movie's release, but still made for a successful property. In addition to their A-list stars, Marvel and DC have subsequently looked at other lesser-known characters for possible movies. And despite Batman & Robin (1997) being basically a Genre-Killer the year before, Blade proved comic book movies still had it. Of course, the general public probably wasn't really aware that Blade was a comic book character originally, and thought it was just a cool Vampire Hunter, especially since Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) premiered a year before. Though on the flip side, it was thanks to cartoon, Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994) where Blade made his first animated appearance and was still playing at the time, that likewise go interest up among cartoon goers.


Quotes

Deacon Frost: You may wake up one day and find yourself extinct.


Goofs

(at around 47 mins) When Blade and Karen head in to meet Pearl, the boom mic dips down into frame.


Crazy Credits

The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red.


Alternate Versions

As of 2017, the SyFy Channel/USA Network cable TV version surprisingly leaves most of the graphic violence intact but omits any F-bombs.


Soundtracks

Chin Chin
(uncredited)
Written by Damien Wagner
Performed by Bang Wa Cherry and DJ June
Features "Japanese Schoolgirl Rap"
Played in the Night Club scene

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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