Based on a series of graphic novels and amassing a
respectable cult following, Wesley Snipes plays the title character, a half-man, half-vampire vigilante who slays fully-fledged vampires to prevent them from taking over the
I'm not a huge fan of modern vampire movies which twist
the legend into something which is almost undead, but this had a bit of uniqueness to it. I still don't buy the theory that a vampire can go out in daylight so long as they're wearing a
bit of sunblock.
Not a huge fan of Wesley Snipes either and certainly not
the visual effects which appear in this movie... excruciatingly bad for the late 1990's.
Did You Know:
When David S. Goyer first pitched the idea of doing a
Blade movie, the executives of New Line felt there were only three actors who could possibly do the role: Wesley Snipes, Denzel Washington and Laurence Fishburne, but in Goyer's mind, Snipes
was always the perfect choice for the character of Blade.