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Blade: Trinity (R)
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This came out in 2004, but I didn't see it until 2021. It wasn't well-received critically, but it did okay financially, and I certainly liked it. I knew beforehand that Jessica Biel was in it, playing a badass vampire hunter, but I was surprised to see several other familiar actors in the movie. There's a group called the Nightstalkers, which includes Biel's character, Abigail, who happens to be Whistler's daughter. It also includes a guy named Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds, being so snarky he might as well have been playing Deadpool). Actually, King was probably my favorite part of the movie, but I wouldn't be surprised if some people didn't find him all that funny when the movie came out (or else didn't want the movie to be funny), just because Reynolds wasn't as well known back then. But watching the movie after getting to know him from various other things, well, that makes it easier to appreciate his humor. Other familiar faces included Parker Posey as head vampire Danica Talos, and Callum Keith Rennie as her brother, Asher (who didn't really do much in the film). Another important vampire was played by wrestler Triple H, who wasn't really familiar to me, but at least I'd heard of him. And there was a weapons maker on the Nightstalkers' team, named Hedges (Patton Oswalt), as well as a bioengineer named Sommerfield (Natasha Lyonne), who has a young daughter named Zoe.

Danica and her team dig up the ancient progenitor of vampires, who has gone by several names over the millennia, including Dracula, but he's currently called Drake. His true form is quite monstrous, but he can shapeshift to look like any human. (His primary form is played by Dominic Purcell.) The vampires want him to kill Blade, but first they enact a different plan that gets Blade in trouble with the law. He's broken out of police custody by Abigail and Hannibal, who take him to meet their team. And then... well, lots of stuff happens, I don't really need to go into specifics. There's just a lot of badassery, as usual, and a final fight between Blade and Drake, which involves a bioweapon created by Sommerfield.

I guess there were a few different endings. The one I watched was the theatrical ending, which I liked well enough. But of course I won't reveal what happened. And now I don't know what else to say.

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