History Film / Blade

5th Jun '17 9:32:10 AM Cieloazul
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* FatBastard: The hideously bloated vampire from the archive.


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* GratuitousSpanish: "La Magra" means "The Skinny Female One" in Spanish. This name was made up for the film, but the concept evokes certain vampires from the Latin American folklore.
18th Nov '16 2:22:07 PM Damar
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* BulletproofVest: Blade uses a ridiculously effective one.

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* BulletproofVest: Blade uses a ridiculously effective one.one though with his half-vampire physique he can more easily ignore the kinetic impacts of bullets.
4th Oct '16 5:38:11 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RevisedEnding: In the ending as it was originally planned, Frost turned into La Magra and became a large swirling mass of blood instead of keeping his form. This was scrapped because they couldn't get the special effects to look right. It can be seen as a special feature on the DVD.
30th Aug '16 6:30:21 PM PurpleEmperor
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* FollowTheLeader: In a sense, the movie led to the boom of Marvel movies. Though later overshadowed by 2000's more successful ''Film/XMen'', ''Blade'' was the first Marvel movie to be a bonafide financial and critical success (''Film/MenInBlack'' came out first but technically, it was more a property ''bought'' by Marvel than ''made'' by Marvel. And granted, some productions such as ''Film/SpiderMan1'' [[DevelopmentHell had long been gestating]], but the movie's success proved that Marvel characters could headline their own movies.) Additionally, Blade himself was not as well-known prior to the movie's release, but still made for a successful property. In addition to their A-list stars, Marvel and DC have subsequently looked at other lesser-known characters for possible movies.
** And despite ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' being basically a GenreKiller the year before, ''Blade'' proved comic book movies still had it.
*** Of course, the general public probably wasn't really aware that Blade ''was'' a comic book character, and thought it was just a cool "Vampire Killer" idea (especially since ''Buffy'' had premiered a year before.
19th Jun '16 10:02:35 PM Dravencour
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Blade's introduction has him crashing a vampire techno club, scaring the vampires shitless with his very presence, and then proceeding to kick ass all over them.
20th May '16 7:15:40 PM appealus
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* TrapDoor: Dr. Karen Jensen falls down into a trap chute near the end of the film, where she's attacked by [[spoiler: her former research partner (who has turned into a ghoulish, zombie-like vampire), but climbs back out of the chute using an old bone as leverage.]]

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* TrapDoor: Dr. Karen Jensen falls down into a trap chute near the end of the film, where she's attacked by [[spoiler: her former research partner partner, Dr. Curtis Webb, (who has turned into a ghoulish, zombie-like vampire), but climbs back out of the chute using an old bone as leverage.]]



-->'''Badguy Mook''': Go fuck yourself.\\

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-->'''Badguy Mook''': -->'''Officer Krieger''': Go fuck yourself.\\
20th May '16 7:12:59 PM appealus
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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Played for drama. Karen Jensen gets into a lift with two sinister-looking types. When she averts the protocol, turning to look directly at one of the two, his response is a chilling but polite "How ya doin'?."

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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Played for drama. Karen Jensen gets into a lift with two sinister-looking types. When she averts the protocol, turning to look directly at one of the two, his response is a chilling but polite "How ya doin'?."doin'?"
20th May '16 7:12:27 PM appealus
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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Played for drama. Karen Jensen gets into a lift with two sinister-looking types. When she averts the protocol, turning to look directly at one of the two, his response is a chilling but polite "How ya doin'."

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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Played for drama. Karen Jensen gets into a lift with two sinister-looking types. When she averts the protocol, turning to look directly at one of the two, his response is a chilling but polite "How ya doin'.doin'?."
20th May '16 7:11:34 PM appealus
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* SwordDrag: After Blade unsheathes his... blade, he delicately draws a line around himself on the floor as one of hi many [[IntimidationDemonstration Intimidation Demonstrations]]

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* SwordDrag: After Blade unsheathes his... blade, he delicately draws a line around himself on the floor as one of hi his many [[IntimidationDemonstration Intimidation Demonstrations]]



* TrainEscape: Blade grabs the end of a train with one arm while holding the love interest in the other. The train pulls them to safety while dislocating his arm.

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* TrainEscape: Blade grabs the end of a train with one arm while holding the love interest in onto Karen with the other. The train pulls them to safety while dislocating his arm.
1st May '16 7:32:48 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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* ChunkySalsaRule: Any vampire exposed to the anti-coagulant explodes into a gory mess. [[spoiler:Including Frost]]


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* CrazyPrepared: Blade's sword has a boobytrapped handle which will burst the hand of anyone holding it without flipping the safety switch, as poor Quinn finds out.


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** Two vampire mooks also get a spectacular version of this when Blade tests the experimental anti-coagulant that Karen whipped up to "Blow some vampire heads.". ChunkySalsaRule applies.
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