Blade movies in order
If you’re a fan of superhero movies, then you’ll definitely want to check out the 3 Blade movies in order. Released in 1998, 2002, and 2004 respectively, these films are based on the popular comic book character Blade.
The first movie in the Blade trilogy was a commercial and critical success, grossing $131 million at the box office. Although it didn’t fare as well financially as some of Marvel’s other films (such as Iron Man or Thor), Blade II is still considered to be a classic by many fans.
The third and final film in the Blade trilogy, Blade- Trinity, was released in 2004. Although it wasn’t met with the same level of success as its predecessors, it has nonetheless gained a large following over time. If you’re curious about what all the blade movies are about, then I highly recommend giving these movies a shot!
Blade is a 1998 American action film directed by Stephen Norrington and written by David S. Goyer. The film is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name; the character is played by Wesley Snipes. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but was a commercial success, earning $131 million on a $45 million budget.
Blade is about a half-human, half-vampire vigilante who was turned into a hybrid when his mother was attacked by a vampire while pregnant with him. Blade eventually was mentored by Whistler, a vampire hunter, and taught the ways how to protect people from the vampire race. Being a hybrid, Blade has all the benefits of being a vampire with none of the weaknesses, which make him a deadly force to deal with. Blade’s ultimate nemesis is Deacon Frost.
It received two Academy Award nominations: Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. Wesley Snipes reprised the role of Blade in the 2002 sequel, Blade II, which received similar reviews to its predecessor.
Blade II (2002)
Blade II is a 2002 American action film directed by David Goyer, written by Goyer and Wesley Snipes, and starring Snipes, Ron Perlman, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, and Ryan Reynolds. It is the sequel to the 1998 film Blade and was followed by Blade Trinity in 2004.
The story is about mutated vampires which are called “Reapers”. These are uncontrollable humanoids that have such a bloodlust that it preys on both humans and vampires alike. Whistler, Blade’s partner is kidnapped so Blade goes to Prague to rescue him. They form an unholy alliance with the vampires to battle Jared Nomak, patient zero and carrier of the virus that mutates vampires into Reapers.
Blade II was a commercial failure and received mixed negative reviews from critics. However, it was praised for its action sequences, special effects, and Snipes’ performance.
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blade Trinity is a 2004 American action film directed by David S. Goyer. It is the third installment in the Blade film series and stars Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, and Parker Posey.
Wesley Snipes reprises his role as the titular character, and the story is about how vampires want to unearth the first vampire, Dracula. Meanwhile, whistler is killed by the FBI which leaves Blade utterly demoralized. Blade is caught by the police but rescued by Whistler’s daughter and her group of vampire hunters called “The Nightstalkers”.
The movie also stars Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds as the new vampire hunter allies of Blade who will help him destroy Dracula from taking over the world. Dracula is played by Dominic Purcell.
The Blade movies were some of the best superhero films out there. If you’re a fan of action, good storytelling, and awesome effects, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Blade trilogy. There has been some chatter about a new Blade movie coming out. Although not yet confirmed it will definitely be a treat for fans of the franchise.