Movie: Blade: Trinity

Our Rating: 3.00

After penning two Blade opuses, David S. Goyer helms his own vampire-killer epic and cheerfully goes ADDA berserk. Wesley Snipes' terse 'n' tattooed hero is now supplemented by a group of next-generation vamp hunters (including Jessica Biel's wowza slayer and Ryan Reynolds' obscenity-prone nerd/hunk). Those additions allow for much Buffy-style pop-cult quipping amidst the hyper yet neatly mise-en-sc¬Źned carnage. The plot has a queen-bee vamp (Parker Posey, never more pop-eyed loony) and her crew – which includes an evil undead Pomeranian pup (!) – teaming up with Dracula himself (Dominic Purcell) in another attempt to suck humanity dry. Goyer is casually scornful of current politics – Blade dismisses our president as "an asshole"– and he nearly matches the pop-transgression value director Guillermo del Toro brought to the second installment. Check out this FBI-sanctioned "final solution" for America's homeless: storage in necro-techno Saran Wrap for use as future vampire-elite meals.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.