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Blade

1998

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  • Two of the strictly diversionary, violent, loud, Marvel-sourced movies will screen together at BAM, and both (especially Guillermo del Toro’s more individualized second installment) are worth seeing in large part for Snipes’s smooth, leathery gravitas, and his touching relationship with weapon-maker and mentor Kris Kristofferson.

  • I didn’t cotton much to Blade when I saw it as a teenager, but nearly twenty years and ten thousand overstuffed superhero movies later it’s harder to resist the genuine eccentricity of a picture that begins with a bloodbath rave, and features Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords, and Udo Kier, whose explosion is a highlight in the bonanza of cheapjack CGI.