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(2004), R [R*]
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Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): New Line Cinema, Shawn Danielle Productions Ltd., Marvel Enterprises
Distribution (US): New Line Cinema
Director(s): David S. Goyer
Producer(s): Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, Peter Frankfurt, David S. Goyer, Lynn Harris, Art Schaeffer, Wesley Snipes
Written by: David S. Goyer
Characters: Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan
Cinematography/Camera: Gabriel Beristain
Music: Ramin Djawadi, RZA
Film Editing: Kirk Moses (video), Conrad Smart, Howard E. Smith
Casting: Heike Brandstatter, Coreen Mayrs, Ronnie Yeskel
Production Design: Chris Gorak
Art Direction: Patrick Banister, Eric Fraser
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6
Wesley Snipes as Blade, Jessica Beil as Abigail Whistler and Ryan Reynolds as Hannibal King join forces to do battle with the vampire world. Kris Kristofferson makes what I suspect is a final appearance as Blade's mentor Abraham Whistler, that is, if there are any more Blade installment sin the franchise. I am certainly not going to lose sleep if there are no more.
Again the vampires are trying to take over the world and destroy mankind ... er ... except just humans enough to keep the vampire population "alive." Well? They are just trying to survive and have their half acre, too, in co-existence with humans, right? In your worst dreams. Their brand of forcing their lifestyle on those who are not like them in this third of the franchise is rather one-sided. We were to serve them as brain dead blood factories.
But this time Danika Talos (Parker Posey), a particularly nasty and spoiled vampirette enlists the aid of the original Dracula, who calls himself Drake (Dominic Purcell) to help the oppressed vampire population. Help they truly need. Blade has killed 1182 of them.
I am not going to go into any detail about the plot and story about this film in this Summary/Commentary. I have included the cast/crew information above only out of respect for some good talents and art which have created with this sci-fi flick of 69.5 examples per hour of violence plus 35.3 examples of foul language per hour (the 39.3 examples per hour in the scoring distribution include non-language issues of impudence and/or hate). Too bad such talents have been used to create this film. With a final score of 13 out of 100, Blade: Trinity is not the lowest scoring film of the more than 900 we have analyzed for you but clearly one of the lowest scoring films.
It would be impossible to say which of the six CAP investigation areas found the most assaults on morality and decency since five of them each earned scores of zero. Below is a scoring comparative of Blade II and Blade: Trinity. I have not seen the first Blade and do not plan to do so though it might make an interesting addition to the comparative. I would guess the first Blade would earn a slightly higher final score. But who really cares? Such a precious few seem to care anything about this ministry in the first place.
Two peas in the same pod except the 2004 pea is a little more rotten than the 2002 pea. Well!? The 2004 film is two more years into general moral decline. Let the lengthy listing of direct observations in the Findings/Scoring section represent the content of this film. To list all or even many of applicable Scriptures would require a great deal more time and space than I am willing to commit for this film. Please let the listing in the Findings/Scoring section and the selected scriptures below suffice.
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As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
(The heart of the CAP Analysis Model)
Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Sexual Immorality (S)
Offense to God (O)
|There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.|
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Lord, Master, Teacher, Savior, God.
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