Short and sweet: It fucking SUCKED More detail: I truly enjoyed Blade I and II, and both imediately became staples of my DVD collections. The opening sequence of the first film is something I use to demo the benefits of a nice set-up, and a great action sequence. I prefer I to II, but II feels of the same cloth, and is a fine movie in it's own right. In short, I was seeing this regardless of interviews. Blade films had earned a free pass. If you had told me that this film was written by the same guy who wrote the first two after seeing Trinity, I'd be floored. If you had told me it was a first time director...well, THAT I believe. It's Blade Madlibs, as generic, hackneyed, and poorly shot as they come. Pretty simple. I don't expect great films with the series, but I do expect to be entertained. Not bored. And was I ever bored! I have had a great run in 2004. I haven't seen a ton, but my percentages were very high. Quality across the board. Thus passes 2004, on December 8, in a ball of flames. Hyperbole aside (something had to entertain me), it's just a dull, plodding, disjointed film. It lacks the verve and energy of previous installments. I won't get into the finer points (the grief is too near) of my beefs. Suffice it to say, it feels like about 2 hours were edited out, and this is the B-roll. There was good: I think I caught a 20 second catnap during the middle. No, to be honest, Ryan Reynolds was overused, but the guy is a star. He had the shining moment of humor during the film. I liked him. A lot. It's charisma. And Jessica Biel was as attractive as in the ads. Everything else FUCKING sucked 2/10 (Hannibal only, plus a nice transformation scene early on), Chuck P.S. Writing this gave me little pleasure. I wanted to love this film, and finish the trilogy on DVD. Fat chance of that. P.P.S. Thanks for the warning, Weinberg I will make it my life's ambition to frag Gorehound2 every chance I get. EDIT: P.P.P.S. No Batman trailer either.