This is the finale to the trilogy that we never got to see! Having read some background on the movie, it's no wonder why Blade 3 turned out the way it did. Mostly due to Wesley Snipes' lack of interest (it seems like he got forced into doing the third film by contract) the director had to find ways to appropriate his lines to other characters (this is why Ryan Reynolds, much to our detriment and lack of enjoyment) has so much screen time in the original cut. Along with those lines, lots of filler jokes were added and much of what should have been punchy one-liners turned into rambling awful jokes that just took you out of the movie alltogether.
Besides all that, this edit finds the serious action movie that Blade Trinity could have been in between all that other awfulness. Sure it's a little shorter than a typical hollywood movie and the audio editing could use a little work, but overall this is a much faster paced version where it's all about killing the vampire king and less about how much Ryan Reynolds' character can drag this movie down. While it may seem like I have a bone to pick with Mr. Reynolds (and I do usually) it's not like the man can't act or ruins every movie he stars in. I think what more likely happens is that these directors rely on him too much to make something good out of something that's just simply not well written. Some actors are miracle workers in this department; Ryan Reynolds just isn't one of them.
So the moments that are left in this edit are more focused on the central plot and the action surrounding that. You can't take all the camp out of a campy movie, but you can certainly clean up the campsite to make it more presentable :D. Great work CBB and I look forward to your future edits.
Just saw it!
This edit was AWESOME! I can’t believe how great it is! I saw “Old Habits Die Hard” and thought it was a pretty good edit, then I saw “T3:The Coming Storm” and thought it was amazing, but THIS… THIS IS INCREDIBLE! All the scenes and jokes that were unnecessary are GONE! You just can’t imagine how happy I am right now! I’ve seen the original, like, 50 times (I’m kind of a Blade fan) and I’ve always thought about how cool it would be to move the crap out of this movie. And these guys did it! It’s amazing!
There were two scenes I was really worried about (the “Vampire Store” scene and the scene where Dr. Vance is talking to Blade about his mother and believing in vampires and stuff ) but they were edited nicely and all the little bad things were gone. Removing Ryan’s lame jokes really helped. I love Ryan Reynolds, I think he’s great and has a great sense of humor, but in this movie I think he should have kept his mouth shut and kicked more ass.
The video quality could have been a little bit better, but the sound is great! I will be putting this one in to my DVD collection for sure. As of right now – this is my favourite fan-edit!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! And keep up the good work!
(BTW I’m sorry if there are some spelling mistakes. English isn’t my native language.)
I could not believe what a steaming turd pile Blade 3 was! Man, that was some of the worst dialogue I think I have seen in a big budget summer flick. I thought that I would only have the first two movies in my collection after I threw out Trinity but thanks to you, I can now have the trilogy complete. The cuts were well done and the sound and video quality were excellent. I was really impressed with the menu’s. Made it feel like I bought a studio dvd.