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Year
1998
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Stephen Norrington
Genres
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
154,848
Checks
17,990
Favs
498
Dislikes
176
Favs/checks
2.8% (1:36)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. marshall24's avatar

    marshall24

    some motherf*ckers always gotta be iceskating uphill 13 years 2 months ago
  2. Sokratesz's avatar

    Sokratesz

    I really like it, in a popcorn kind of way. 12 years 9 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    One of the first "Marvel movies", though muggles would be hard-pressed to realize it, was Blade, starring Wesley Snipes as a vampire hunter with vampire blood, created for Marvel's Tomb of Dracula comics in the '70s. The movie was made during an upswing in directorial interest in Hong Kong cinema, so the action and visual style definitely show that influence (that non-HK fans will correctly identify with The Matrix, made later). The plot is some pretty standard supernatural action stuff, further diluted by the rash of terrible CG creatures films of the 2000s, but it's never boring despite an emotionally closed-off lead character. He's just the essence of cool, so sit back, enjoy the violence, hate on the vampires, and maybe hook into N'Bushe Wright's plight as a woman bitten and on borrowed time. Nice surprise, this "damsel in distress" turns out to be a badass, and not the love interest you might imagine her to be. Since Blade is at a remove from the audience, she's the POV character we need, and want. 5 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #794 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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