I wanted to like this movie. Wesley Snipes as a bigger than life martial arts fighter is a very good fit. But it just didn't work.
It's been a month since I saw it, so it's going to be hard to remember all that bothered me. But there were a lot of verisimilitude gaffes. Mostly in the fighting. In one scene Blade would get knocked across a room to bounce off of a cement wall, and he'd bounce right back up. In another scene a body blow that barely moves him nearly takes him down.
Also, they used the now-common vampirism-is-a-virus plot device. That pseudoscience is getting more than a little old, IMHO. Especially the extension they added, creating a vampire-eater which has its own virus. On top of all that, the new monster metamorphisizes to an entirely new metabolism in a very short time. I think I would have liked it better if they just left the reason for the changes a mystery. Instead, the entire virus device is a huge part of this story.
What else? The elaborate sets for the bad guy's place were pretty, but not very functional. I much prefer a look like Aliens and the first two Star Wars, where it's clear the areas are workplaces. The sunlight bombs were overdone.
The unclear and/or changing allegiances were annoying. Especially the family connection. I know they were meant to provide drama and tension, but they were just a distraction.
The chick was hot, though :-)
Some of the fight scenes were fun to watch, despite the gaffes I mentioned earlier.
On my brother's Total Movie Value Scale, Pay Per View. Verisimilitude gaffes kept yanking me out of the movie. By the end I didn't care about the characters and just wanted them to get it over with.
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