Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Third Blade Film Looks a Bit Long in the Fang

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Third Blade Film Looks a Bit Long in the Fang

Article excerpt

The third instalment in the bloodthirsty Marvel comic series, Blade: Trinity, falls victim to the trequelitis which blighted The Godfather Part III, Return Of The Jedi and Jurassic Park III.

The franchise's fusion of gravity-defying martial arts, swordsmanship, conflicted heroes and wry one-liners now looks long in the fang.

Having twice been thwarted by Blade (Wesley Snipes), the vampire hordes gather in the desert to orchestrate their most daring plan yet: to resurrect Dracula, progenitor of their race.

A small team, led by Danica Talos (Parker Posey) and her devoted minions, successfully reanimates the awesome vampire, now called Drake (Dominic Purcell), who, like Blade, can exist unhurt in daylight.

The bloodsuckers also launch a sustained smear campaign against Blade and his mentor, Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), bringing both men to the attention of FBI agent Cumberland.

Under attack from all sides, Blade reluctantly teams up with a renegade group of vampire hunters known as the Nightstalkers, led by Whistler's beautiful daughter Abigail (Jessica Biel). …

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