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Blade: Trinity [2004]

Director:David S. Goyer
Writer:David S. Goyer
Composer:Ramin Djawadi
Length:113 minutes
(1 hour 53 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:26%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula

Reaction: The addition of Dracula sort of makes it a bit weirder than they probably intended, but Ryan Reynolds is pretty fun.

Personal Rating: 6/10

David S. Goyer => Director / Writer
Ramin Djawadi => Composer
RZA => Composer
Brian Steele => Drake Creature (uncredited)
Callum Keith Rennie => Asher Talos
Dominic Purcell => Drake
Erica Cerra => Goth Vixen Wannabe
Françoise Yip => Virago
Ginger Broatch => Zoe (as Haili Page)
James Remar => Ray Cumberland
Jessica Biel => Abigail Whistler
John Michael Higgins => Dr. Edgar Vance
Kris Kristofferson => Whistler
Mark Berry => Chief Martin Vreede
Michael Anthony Rawlins => Wilson Hale
Natasha Lyonne => Sommerfield
Parker Posey => Danica Talos
Patton Oswalt => Hedges
Paul Anthony => Wolfe
Paul Levesque => Jarko Grimwood (as Triple H)
Ryan Reynolds => Hannibal King
Wesley Snipes => Blade

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The film crew was forced to be selective in their shots for various green-screen segments because neighboring stages were being used for the filming of I, Robot and The Chronicles of Riddick and those sets would sometimes appear within the frames (and edited out later).
  • Even though it's the third movie in the [Blade] series, this was the first movie to have the Marvel Studios logo at the beginning of the movie (Blade is a Marvel comics superhero).
  • Colin Farrell was offered the role of Hannibal King, but turned it down.
  • Triple H (aka professional wrestler Paul Levesque) impressed the producers with his work ethic and camera presence. New Line insisted that extra lines be written in the script to make his role bigger.
  • EASTER EGG: On the special features, disk click up and when the vampire hieroglyphics is highlighted then Click it to access a hidden movie
  • One of the television commercials for the film was recalled after one day of airing because it accidentally credited Jessica Biel as Jessica Alba.
  • Having just been saved by the Nightstalkers, Blade ridicules his rescuers as "rookies" and asks them if they think of the vampire hunt as a "sitcom". At that moment, the camera cuts to Patton Oswalt, who had been a cast member of the sitcom [The King of Queens] for several years. In addition, Ryan Reynolds was one of the stars of [Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place] and Jessica Biel played one of the daughters in [7th Heaven].
  • Blade II director Guillermo del Toro passed on the film when Hellboy, his dream project, was greenlighted.
  • Jessica Biel inadvertently destroyed a camera, costing more than $300,000, when she fired an arrow directly into the camera's lens. She was directed to "aim for the camera", which had a Plexiglas shield in front of it to protect it, except for a small opening in front of the lens. Biel had perfected her archery skills while training for this role to such a degree that when she fired the arrow - at a distance of approximately 50 feet - at the camera, as she was directed, it went directly through the lens and into the camera itself, destroying it. The footage of the incident is included in the DVD extras.
  • Hannibal King's line to Blade, "You might wanna try blinking", was improvised.
  • An early idea by David S. Goyer for the film was to be set many years after the events of Blade II, where vampires finally had achieved world domination and enslaved all humans, with Blade being the last hope for humanity. Blade's slower aging could be explained by his vampire blood. The storyline was deemed too dark and was later dropped.
  • An early idea of David S. Goyer was to include not only Hannibal King, but a female character called Rachel Van Helsing from the [Tomb of Dracula] comics, but then he heard about the movie Van Helsing and decided against it. He ended up creating the character of Abigail Whistler, Whistler's daughter, in her place.
  • Ryan Reynolds gained 25 pounds of muscle for his role as Hannibal King.
  • Stephen Norrington had at one point considered returning to direct this film. But he changed his mind after reading the script which he didn't like
  • When Blade and Whistler return to find Sommerfield dead, the phrase "Immortality will come to such as are fit for it" is painted in blood on the shower curtain. This is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The full quote reads: "Immortality will come to such as are fit for it; and he who would be a great soul in the future must be a great soul now."
  • According to Patton Oswalt, the production was so troubled that Wesley Snipes refused to speak to David S. Goyer and often would not come out of his trailer. Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson, who at the time had become good friends after working on the two previous Blade-installments, were reportedly unhappy with this movie and with David S. Goyer's script decisions. They felt that too many new characters were added to the universe, and that Blade did not need any sidekicks besides Whistler.