Blade

A quick thought on Blade, watched a couple of nights ago. On the surface it looks like a standard comic book action movie, but it’s actually an off-kilter patchwork of oddball moments, like the sped-up Benny Hill car chase, the better-than-Kill-Bill-if-you-think-about-it sword fights, or the genius casting of Kris Kristofferson as Kris Kristofferson With A Shotgun. Plus it features one of the most random climactic kill-off lines I’ve ever heard:

“Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice-skate uphill”

Very random. Very Blade.

I’ll have to sit down and watch Blade II again at some point, as I think I preferred it to the original first time round. Still haven’t seen the third one though, and I haven’t heard a single good thing about it. Surely there’s someone out there who likes it … ?