Wesley Snipe's Blade was terrible

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#1 Posted by Endanger (133 posts) - - Show Bio

After reading the Blade's 12 issue mini-comics, plus Midnight Sons and Ghostrider stuff.
 
I realized how OFF Wesley Snipes' portrayal of Blade was. 
 
I mean, first of all, I was surprised as to how Blade was a very likable guy in the comics, he's not a dark or intimidating character like how Snipes' portrayed him. Blade was much, much more laid-back in the comics, often joked around. had a sense of humor.  But Snipes just went with his stereotypical Black militant attitude, plus with Blade being from England, he should have some type of accent shouldn't he?
 
And plus, the flashback story of Blade growing up in London in the 12 issue mini was better than anything in those crappy movies. Anyone else agree?

#2 Posted by daredevil21134 (12121 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell no,I don't agree.Wesley Snipes is the reason why most people even know Blade exist.

#3 Edited by RScottH08 (249 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134: I agree with this statement,

Also, I understand things were changed and the films may not have followed any specific story, but they were pretty good in their own right and were pretty successful as well. (Although i did think the third one sucked)

But hey, its your opinion and everyone feels differently about things.

#4 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134 said:

Hell no,I don't agree.Wesley Snipes is the reason why most people even know Blade exist.

Co-Signed

#5 Posted by _Zombie_ (10457 posts) - - Show Bio

The movies weren't crappy (with the exception of Trinity) and Snipes wasn't terrible. I loved his performance as Blade and thought it was accurate, for the most part.

#6 Posted by King Saturn (224461 posts) - - Show Bio
I thought Wesley Snipes was Very Good as Blade... 
#7 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

There are several incarnations of the character, he's been around since 1973, so there are bound to be some where he's laid back, some where he's cool and some where he's badass... just as there are some where he looks kinda lame (I'm looking at you classic Blade)

But you have to give the movies some credit... they do the character justice and quite frankly they gave credibility to comicbook movies, where Batman and Robin made it seem like all hope was lost... if it wasn't for Blade, there wouldn't have been X-Men and there wouldn't have been any of the Marvel movies that came after it

Personally speaking, I thought that Snipes did a good job in the role, and sure, Trinity wasn't as good as the others, but it was ok for what it was

#8 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134 said:

Hell no,I don't agree.Wesley Snipes is the reason why most people even know Blade exist.

#9 Posted by Z3RO180 (6623 posts) - - Show Bio

Blade 1 was awesome blade 2 was ok Blade 3 was amazing lol just kidding it sucked

#10 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't half the things the original poster listed retcons in that awful Chaykin Blade series that came out like 10 years after the first film did?

#11 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

Terrible isn't the word I would use. If it wasn't for Blade the rest of these new comic movies probably wouldn't have been made, and Blade was far from record setting and barely a block buster.

#12 Posted by NewKid (367 posts) - - Show Bio

i never understand the blade films popularity, i only saw the 1st 2 for the first time this year and thought they were both awful.

and yeah... snipes was bad.

#13 Posted by daredevil21134 (12121 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes was awsome

#14 Posted by Baptimus (23 posts) - - Show Bio

In my personal opinion, the 1st one was Great, the 2nd one was good and the 3rd was okay at best, pretty close to bad! lol

#15 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5539 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes did his thing in Blade. 1&2 were great ,3 sucked so bad though.

#16 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134 said:

Hell no,I don't agree.Wesley Snipes is the reason why most people even know Blade exist.

Yup.

Also, Blade was also at the front of the wave of comic movies, hitting in the late 1990s and blazing the path for many of the movies we've enjoyed since.

Without Blade as a "proof" that comic movies could be entertaining, quality, and profitable, you'd never have had an Avengers or Dark Knight Rises.

#17 Posted by Skulexander (102 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to say, that just because something originated in a different media, doesn't mean that that original version is better. I'm not saying it's bad, but saying the new version is bad because it's not exactly like the original is cynical. The Blade movies were good (even the third, in my opinion, in it's own right), and Snipes was a great Blade. Not to mention the Blade movies paved the way for non-campy comic book movies.

#18 Posted by daredevil21134 (12121 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by SavageDragon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

This is total blasphemy. Wesley Snipes as Blade was sick. Midnight sons was ok and his Nightstalkers series was pretty good but overall I found the Movies (1 and 2) to be a lot more entertaining than the comics but thats just me. Warning, stay away from the Blade MAX series. That mini, with the exception of the great covers was terrible. I like Wesley Snipes so much as Blade I hope they make a 4th one with him or have a Cameo for him in the Marvel cinematic universe lol. (Wont happen I know). Still maybe a fox promoted teamup with Spider-man would be awesome as well.

Snipes Blade is a BOSS.

#20 Edited by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

@darede@X35 said:

@Gambler said:

@daredevil21134 said:

Hell no,I don't agree.Wesley Snipes is the reason why most people even know Blade exist.

Co-Signed


Wasn't half the things the original poster listed retcons in that awful Chaykin Blade series that came out like 10 years after the first film did?

vil21134

said:

Hell no,I don't agree.Wesley Snipes is the reason why most people even know Blade exist.

@SavageDragon said:

This is total blasphemy. Wesley Snipes as Blade was sick. Midnight sons was ok and his Nightstalkers series was pretty good but overall I found the Movies (1 and 2) to be a lot more entertaining than the comics but thats just me. Warning, stay away from the Blade MAX series. That mini, with the exception of the great covers was terrible. I like Wesley Snipes so much as Blade I hope they make a 4th one with him or have a Cameo for him in the Marvel cinematic universe lol. (Wont happen I know). Still maybe a fox promoted teamup with Spider-man would be awesome as well.

Snipes Blade is a BOSS.

@Endanger

said:

After reading the Blade's 12 issue mini-comics, plus Midnight Sons and Ghostrider stuff. I realized how OFF Wesley Snipes' portrayal of Blade was. I mean, first of all, I was surprised as to how Blade was a very likable guy in the comics, he's not a dark or intimidating character like how Snipes' portrayed him. Blade was much, much more laid-back in the comics, often joked around. had a sense of humor. But Snipes just went with his stereotypical Black militant attitude, plus with Blade being from England, he should have some type of accent shouldn't he? And plus, the flashback story of Blade growing up in London in the 12 issue mini was better than anything in those crappy movies. Anyone else agree?

@Endanger: Snipes was great and help pave the way for what you're judging him by know updated marvel Movies. He's part of the reason you're seeing so much put out by Marvel, you should be thanking him!

#21 Edited by DRDOOMSDAY390 (1269 posts) - - Show Bio

Wesley Snipes made blade great he did a wonderful job, really how the hell is somebody going to complain about a actor playing a comicbook character very well? i just don't get that.

#22 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, the movies that kicked off the Golden Age of Comic Films are definitely awful. And the guy who brought a D-List character into public consciousness also sucked.

(Faceplam)

#23 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

The Blade TV series sucked. Wesley's Blade rocked!

#24 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33965 posts) - - Show Bio

The only thing I didn't like about the Blade films is that they decided to Americanise him

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#25 Posted by frogdog (3300 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes is the best thing that happen to Blade

#26 Posted by TDK_1997 (14988 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved the movies and I thought that Snipes was great.I loved his portrayal of Blade and I thought he did an amazing job.Only Trinity sucked a lot.

#27 Edited by daredevil21134 (12121 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, the movies that kicked off the Golden Age of Comic Films are definitely awful. And the guy who brought a D-List character into public consciousness also sucked.

(Faceplam)

lol

#28 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2051 posts) - - Show Bio

Wesley Snipes was a damn good Blade. I liked all the Blade movies (yes even Trinity). The TV show was Meh. Snipes saved Blade from obscurity. Now if someone can do the same to save Ghost Rider from Nick Cage, Maybe I get my Midnight Sons team movie. (I know....wishful thinking.)

#29 Posted by Dernman (15250 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be honest. The first one was good for it's time but I feel they could do better and with a better suited actor. Snipes was fine actor and good for action movies but I think there could do better.

I guess I'm the only one who liked the TV series.

#30 Posted by MrShway88 (670 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the 1st one. 2nd was good and never saw the 3rd due to word of mouth. Plus no comic book movie is totally accurate to the comic. The sooner one realizes this, the sooner one can enjoy a comic book for what is it.

#31 Edited by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#32 Edited by Bogey (948 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely correct, Wesley Snipes sucked compared to Kirk Jones (Sticky Fingaz.)

#33 Posted by daredevil21134 (12121 posts) - - Show Bio

#34 Posted by RedLantern23 (890 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed the first 2 movies. Cant speak for the comics though.

#35 Posted by Hanson724 (565 posts) - - Show Bio

The first 2 were awesome and the 3rd sucked beyond belief.

#36 Posted by FearNoEvil (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Wesley Snipes was boss as Blade.

#37 Posted by DRDOOMSDAY390 (1269 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman: no nobody can pull it off but Wesley Snipes

#38 Posted by Vance Astro (91287 posts) - - Show Bio

His portrayal might have been off as it compares to the comics, but it wasn't bad either. Wesley Snipes was a VERY good Blade.

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#39 Posted by Dernman (15250 posts) - - Show Bio

@drdoomsday390: I disagree. I've seen actors in the past who I'd prefer. Besides Snipes is old now. Time to find one for the next generation.

#40 Edited by DRDOOMSDAY390 (1269 posts) - - Show Bio

@bogey: lmfao where do i start? sticky fingaz is nowhere close to be as a good blade as the man himself wesley snipes infact how is it that his two blade movies did well and sticky fingaz's blade tv show fail? easy it's because sticky fingaz is a very bad actor they should have gotten michael j white to play the daywalker instead of some rapper, im done bye bye.

#41 Posted by DRDOOMSDAY390 (1269 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by Dernman (15250 posts) - - Show Bio

@drdoomsday390: Unless an actor has been a blockbuster star for many years names are not something I bother to remember.

#43 Posted by DRDOOMSDAY390 (1269 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman: ok? well i understand you have a different opinion on this and all i'll respect that but however unless you can come up any black actors name who can play a better blade? wesley snipes was the great choice to play the daywalker everybody else had no problem with him playing the part but afew haters? only maybe because they don't like snipes? plus i believed he can still pull it off old or not, if there is a reboot blade movie would be made? incase they get somebody else? i pick michael j white as blade he's underrated and a martial arts, im geting sleepy now i want to end this anyways again i'll respect your opinion on how you feel about this but i just disagree with you wesley snipes is blade nuff said LOL im out good nite

#44 Posted by Dernman (15250 posts) - - Show Bio

@drdoomsday390: but however unless you can come up any black actors name who can play a better blade?

Unless I can come up with a better actor what?

wesley snipes was the great choice to play the daywalker everybody else had no problem with him playing the part but afew haters?

He was an ok one. Most people were ok with him because most knew nothing of the comic. He might as well been another character with similar themes then be a blade movie.

only maybe because they don't like snipes?

Don't know where you got that idea. I'm a huge fan since the beginning of his career. I also said I enjoyed the first movie but that was before I knew anything about Blade. You can still be a fan of an actor and thing he doesn't fit the part. Case in point Ryan Reynold. Love him as an actor but thought he was totally wrong for Green Lantern. Besides the point I don't remember saying he was bad just that they can do better.

plus i believed he can still pull it off old or not

He can't just the fact that he's old makes him fail. Unless he can fool people into thinking he's younger than he is it's a fail.

, if there is a reboot blade movie would be made?

If there is a reboot the last thing they should do is go back to the old well.

michael j white as blade he's underrated and a martial arts,

I like him and think he should be in some comic movie. Though I would try and find a different character than Blade before going back there.

i'll respect your opinion on how you feel about this but i just disagree with you wesley snipes is blade nuff said

I disagree and not enough said by me but I'm ok with you having a different opinion and wanting to end this.

#45 Posted by SonOfHellstorm (230 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman said:

I'll be honest. The first one was good for it's time but I feel they could do better and with a better suited actor. Snipes was fine actor and good for action movies but I think there could do better.

I guess I'm the only one who liked the TV series.

I one of those who like all of the Blade movies. Yes even Trinity. I know Dracula sucked, and the story was weak; but Parker Posey and Ryan Reynolds stole every scene they were in, and the general plot idea was good, even if it was executed poorly. Snipes was perfect for the role. As for the series, i liked it as well. Kirk Jones started out a little weak, but started to grow into the role. The other four main cast members were solid.

#46 Posted by daredevil21134 (12121 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought Sticky Fingaz was alright

#47 Posted by Delphic (1508 posts) - - Show Bio

#48 Posted by SonOfHellstorm (230 posts) - - Show Bio

@delphic That was a great line.

@daredevil21134 He was fine, once he got comfortable. Wesley Snipes' performance as Blade, was a hard act to follow. That's why so many Blade fans didn't like him. They wanted Snipes. Well Snipes doesn't do TV. The show is free on WB .com. I watch it every couple of years, as a replacement for The Walking Dead on Sunday nights.

#49 Posted by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

IIRC he was almost constantly high for the 3rd film. So if that ever seemed off to anyone...well there's your reason.

#50 Posted by daredevil21134 (12121 posts) - - Show Bio

@delphic That was a great line.

@daredevil21134 He was fine, once he got comfortable. Wesley Snipes' performance as Blade, was a hard act to follow. That's why so many Blade fans didn't like him. They wanted Snipes. Well Snipes doesn't do TV. The show is free on WB .com. I watch it every couple of years, as a replacement for The Walking Dead on Sunday nights.

I completely agree.I thought as the series went on he got better and better

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