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Blade: Trinity Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
December 11, 2004
Fans of mindless action and good one-liners will enjoy Blade: Trinity; but anyone who was a fan of the first two films and expected more development of Blade or a grand finale to his story will be disappointed.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 9, 2004
Trinity plays like little more than a second-rate TV pilot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 8, 2004
It's all about the gags and the gadgets and the body count, with shootings, impalings and explosions vaporizing every vamp in sight.
| Original Score: 1/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
December 10, 2004
Rookie director David S. Goyer has driven a wooden stake into the heart of this bloodsucker franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 8, 2004
It lacks the sharp narrative line and crisp comic-book clarity of the earlier films, and descends too easily into shapeless fight scenes that are chopped into so many cuts that they lack all form or rhythm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 7, 2004
Blade: Trinity is a carbon copy of its predecessors. It's all kick-ass attitude and style without any substance to back it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
For series fans only. Definitely NOT for kids!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Snipes reprises the lead role and is even stiffer and more robotic that he was in the earlier films.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 8, 2004
Three exploding vampires are kind of invigorating. Yet 30? Not so interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
December 10, 2004
Goyer also wrote all three Blade films, so character misunderstandings can't be blamed for the two half-realized plot lines crammed into one feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
December 11, 2004
[A] series that has yielded diminishing returns since Stephen Norrington's 1998 adaptation.
James Rocchi
Netflix
December 9, 2004
Wesley Snipes's vampire hunter franchise finishes off not with a bang but a whimper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
December 8, 2004
Vampire stories are meant to be frightening. They're meant to keep us awake at night, trembling with fear at an oversexed man with overlong canines. After Blade: Trinity, it's time to put the gothic back in goth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 13, 2004
I hope this is the end, that it's three and out for the Blade franchise.
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
December 8, 2004
Even Parker Posey's turn as a campy vampiress feels phoned in, as if she is making bank in order to stomach the deferred or minimal pay of her next ten indie pet projects.
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
December 11, 2004
Ryan Reynolds' endless tone-lowering, Blade-baiting quips temporarily distract viewers from the script's more pressing problems.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 6, 2004
Goyer flounders around like an indecisive movie buff indulging in every special effects-laden trick in the Directing 101 handbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
The weakest of the trilogy.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 8, 2004
Watching Blade: Trinity is like being rolled down a marble staircase in an oil drum. The movie is loud, dark, bumpy and not even a little fun.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 7, 2004
If Blade himself can't carry a movie with his own name on it, then perhaps the time has come to hang up the stakes for good.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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