Throwback Thursday: ‘Blade’



With The Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out tomorrow, it’s a good time to turn back the clock. Comic book films have been wildly successful for well over a decade, especially Marvel films. But before there was The Avengers, before Iron Man, before Spider-Man, and even before X-Men, there was Blade. Released in 1998, Blade was Marvel’s first major release, and it helped usher in this new age of comic book films.


In 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.


Wesley Snipes as Eric Brooks/Blade

Stephen Dorff as Deacon Frost

Kris Kristofferson as Abraham Whistler

N’Bushe Wright as Dr. Karen Jenson

Sanaa Lathan as Vanessa Brooks


Director – Stephen Norrington

Writer – David S. Goyer

Blade is available here.


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