Blade: A 1990’s Van Helsing?



DIRECTED BY: Stephen Norrington

STARRING: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue

GENRE: Vampire, Superhero

YEAR: 1998

COUNTRY: United States

bladeIn a world where vampires walk the earth, Blade has a goal. His goal is to rid the world of all vampire evil. When Blade witnesses a vampire bite Dr. Karen Jenson, he fights away the beast and takes Jenson back to his hideout. Here, alongside Abraham Whistler, Blade attempts to help heal Jenson. The vampire Quinn who was attacked by Blade, reports back to his master Deacon Frost, who is planning a huge surprise for the human population.

Oh it’s been a while Blade. How long has it been…hmm? Almost 20 years? Yeah, that sounds about right. Blade is exactly what you would expect for a late 90’s action flick, with the over the top action and stylish flair that only Blade and every other action flick can show you. Let me also state that Wesley Snipes is a fantastic Blade. Can we just agree that Netflix needs to make a Blade series? Give it the Daredevil and Jessica Jones treatment!


Just like many of the films during our 90’s childhood, Blade definitely hasn’t aged well. While we may have found it funny when it was first released, the dialogue is still poorly written and well beyond ridiculous. Even though we aren’t supposed to take Blade seriously to begin with, now the film has gone from delightfully bad to almost complete cringe.


  • Perfect example of 90’s action.
  • Over the top action.
  • Stylish flair.
  • Main cast performance.


  • Poorly written dialogue.
  • Ridiculous in nature.
  • Gone from bad to cringe.

SCORE: 5.5 / 10

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Brandon Stuhr

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