Blade: Trinity

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Blade: Trinity ★★ 2004 (R)

The last of the “Blade” trilogy (at least with the stoic Snipes), bloody actioner sticks to what it does best, this time with writer Goyer also taking on directing chores. Bitchy bloodsucker Danica (a gleeful Posey), who leads the Vampire Nation, decides to wake up Dracula, aka Drake (Purcell)—whose blood will allow them to walk in the daylight. Blade is busy doing his slaying thing when he gets involved—along with a couple of mouthy youngsters, dishy Abigail (Biel), who happens to be Whistler's (Kristofferson) daughter, and wisecracking recovered vamp Hannibal King (Reynolds). There is, of course, a final mano a mano battle between Blade and Drac, uh, Drake. The ending also leaves wiggle room for the younger actors to continue the bloodletting. 105m/C VHS, DVD . US Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Parker Posey, Dominic Purcell, John Michael Higgins, James Remar, Eric Bogosian, Patton Oswalt, Callum Keith Rennie, Natasha Lyonne, Mark Berry, Francoise Yip, Chris Heyerdahl, Paul Anthony; D: David S. Goyer; W: David S. Goyer; C: Gabriel Beristain; M: The RZA, Ramin Djawadi.