Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 30
  2. Negative: 12 out of 30
  1. 20
    Of all the missteps made and absurdities offered, the most glaring is the casting of what appears to be a steroidal Eurotrash pimp as no less than Dracula.
  2. The story is a comic-book tale at its most basic level.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    One of the prime laws of the multiplex states that any action or horror movie series will devolve into ritualized violence, self-mocking camp, and egregious silliness by part three. Blade: Trinity is right on schedule.
  4. The only one who seems to be having much fun is Parker Posey, camping it up as one of the vampires.
  5. 38
    A mess. It lacks the sharp narrative line and crisp comic-book clarity of the earlier films, and descends too easily into shapeless fight scenes that are chopped into so many cuts that they lack all form or rhythm.
  6. Thankfully, Reynolds (bearded, looking a bit like Jason Lee) adds some scrappiness and humor to a series that might otherwise have collapsed under self-parody.
  7. This Trinity may be the least of the three--sound familiar, Matrix faithful?--but it's the closest in style and attitude to a pulpy comic book, an art form that doesn't need to be lofty, perfect or even sensible to tickle a dork's fancy.
  8. Blunt-witted, visually pedestrian, and overly long, with too many scenes of Blade and his cohorts standing around in darkened corridors, waiting for their enemies to show up. The action, however, is as throat-grabbing as you want it to be.
  9. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    30
    Offers neither horror nor style.
  10. 40
    By and large, the jokes fall flat, and the entire film often seems as fatigued as its star.
  11. Has the great sleek, dark look of its predecessors and, most important, it has Snipes.
  12. 25
    No, it's the movie itself -- an unimaginative, generic affair memorable only for its incessant and flagrant plugging of Apple computers and iPods -- that should put a stake through the franchise for good.
  13. I don't know if it was intentional, but Drake seems to come out of the same sandy hole in which our troops found the cowering Saddam Hussein.
  14. What redeems the film...is that for every nonstop explosion, there's a hilarious burst of Reynolds' nonstop patter.
  15. Has a surprising number of problems: dire scripting, sloppy plotting and coffee-jittery editing, for starters. But its biggest problem is that Blade himself takes a back seat to a host of new and mostly uninteresting characters.
  16. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    50
    Big and dumb and loud and entirely past its prime.
  17. 38
    Take away the film's attitude, and you're left with "Son of Van Helsing."
  18. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    50
    But there's just enough comforting familiarity mixed with refreshing new characters to hold the casserole of a plot together.
  19. Dracula, who, as played by Dominic Purcell, has all the dark charisma and burning threat of a baked potato.
  20. 50
    Swimming in computer-enhanced mayhem and a non-stop hip-hop-and-techno soundtrack, Blade: Trinity might as well come equipped with joysticks attached to the seats, so everyone can play along.
  21. Dull Blade just doesn't cut it.
  22. Should reasonably please fans of the genre before assuming its place in the horror section of your local video store.
  23. A choppy, forgetful, suspense-free romp that substitutes campy humor for chills.
  24. 30
    There's nothing beneath the flashy editing and self-consciously cool production design but a soulless adrenaline machine that's never scary and rarely engrossing.
  25. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    Kris Kristofferson, as a scaled-down old gray mentor to Blade, still looks like the visual equivalent of your five worst college hangovers.
  26. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    60
    Won't linger in the memory long, but gives pretty good action eye-candy while it's going.
  27. 50
    Director Goyer, who wrote all three Blade films, deserves credit for sticking with the character, but aside from the effectively staged action sequences Trinity is cheap-looking and laughably inept.
  28. The movie is loud, dark, bumpy and not even a little fun. You emerge into daylight bruised and battered, suffering a case of movie abuse.
  29. If ever there was a case for quitting while you're behind, this "Blade" is it -- ready to be buried in a vat of garlic.
User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 152 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 55
  2. Negative: 25 out of 55
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    3
    "Blade: Trinity" is so terrible, its a comedy (thanks to Ryan Reynolds).
  2. Jul 5, 2014
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Blade: Trinity: 1 out of 10: Press reports at the time of Blade: Trinity's release claimed that star Wesley Snipes went off the deep end and tried to kill the director David S. Goyer. Lord knows he could have gotten away with it. Show the jury this movie and let the acquittals fly.

    After two better than we deserved films the third Blade is a mess. For one thing the casting director is insane. The good guys consist of Snipes, Gabby Hayes (Kris Kristofferson), Elektra (Jessica Biel), Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds), a retarded guy, a blind woman and Newt from Aliens.

    The good guys have a "club" called the Nightstalkers. (What no Darren McGavin). Biel fights with an overtly plugged iPod playing horrible techno. (I would think being able to hear would be important in hand-to-hand combat) Reynolds's character spouts off endless one liners (most of them remarkably lame) and is saddled with the name Hannibal King. (Also needless to say remarkably lame) and fights with a light saber bow. (Please see above).

    Speaking of lame we have the bad guys. We have wrestler triple H (who cannot act), Parker Posey (who cannot speak with the fangs in her mouth) and best of all Dracula (Who calls himself Drake. Thinks he is in a Highlander movie. He is also a pacifist piece of Euro trash that looks like he fell of a Harlequin romance book cover. And is easily the least convincing screen Dracula I have ever scene (I'm including both George Hamilton and Mel Brooks in this equation)).

    The script is awful (even if you remove Reynolds's one-liners), the film was edited in a Cuisinart, the continuity was done by the blind girl, and the plot consists of bad guys finding good guys headquarters, then good guys finding bad guys headquarters.

    If your still not convinced a contribution to Mr. Snipes potential legal defense fund is in order let me remind you. Parker Posey is the head vampire and has a climatic battle with Van Wilder. You can make the check out to cash.
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  3. Aug 27, 2013
    3
    There seems to be nothing interesting about this second sequel whatsoever. The plot is aimless, the action tends to feel tedious, and the film appears to focus more heavily on its comedy than its action. Full Review »