Blade (1998)

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Corrected entry: At the end when Blade and Frost are having their big sword fight, where did Frost get his sword from? Mercury had Blade's sword which she used to kill one of the pure blood elders, and Blade retrieves it after it sticks in the wall, but Frost's sword comes from nowhere.


Correction: He could have stored the sword somewhere in the temple off-screen before starting the La Magra ritual. Unless you can come up with a reason why it would be impossible for him to have a sword, then it's not really a plot hole.

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Corrected entry: in the room which contains manuscripts from the book of Erebus, Blade senses the child vampire but when he actually comes face to face with her, he offers her his hand as if she is human. This is only a mistake because she moved like a vampire and he showed earlier on the film that he was very capable of sensing whether people were vampires or human. Yet he didn't notice that she was.

Correction: He knew she was a vampire. But she's also a child. It's not in the nature of Blade to just kill a child, even a vampire one.


Corrected entry: When Blade is rescuing Karen from the hospital, the police mistakenly believe he is kidnapping her and proceed to open fire on him while he is carrying her, and then again when he jumps to the rooftop across the street. Police officers would not fire freely at a suspect when his supposed hostage is in such close proximity due to the obvious risk of accidentally shooting the hostage.

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Correction: Blade mentions later to Karen that the vampires own "half of downtown" and we also see that at least one cop is a familiar. So it's not unlikely that the cops in the hospital are also familiars and know who Blade is, and therefore have little regard for any "hostage" of his.

Correction: And Whistler even mentions to Karen that the vampires "own the police."


Corrected entry: Blade gives his modified Mac-11 to Whistler to "shoot himself with" but he's somehow seen with it later at Frost's penthouse where he gets captured.


Correction: It would be entirely in keeping for Blade to have more than one of that gun.

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Corrected entry: When Blade and Karen are in the room of manuscripts, Quinn comes in with a load of guys. When one of the guys loses a hand by holding Blade's sword, there's blood all over the handle of the sword, yet, the next time we see the sword, there's no blood at all. (00:50:45 - 00:52:30)


Correction: It turned to ash - whenever a vampire gets a limb cut off or killed they disintegrate into ash. Same thing happens with their blood.


Corrected entry: At the end of the first major fight scene, Blade nails Quinn to a wall and sets him on fire. Firemen then put him out, and Quinn's new dummy body wobbles from the minute force of the fire extinguishers.


Correction: He's supposed to be twitching from the extreme damage done to him.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: Karen knows the reaction between the vampire blood and EDTA is going to be energetic, in fact so much that she feels the need to advise Blade to take a step back. As such, why on earth does she demonstrate it under a microscope, gratuitously blowing up expensive equipment? Hardly a prudent move for an underground resistance movement.


Correction: She wants Blade to see the effect under the microscope before the reaction destroys it. She doesn't care it destroys a microscope, she's out of there pretty soon anyway. Whistler can get a new one, no problem, they do enough funding for security measures, lab equipment, weapons, fuel, etc. They don't seem to be on such a tight budget, considering how carelessly both Blade and Whistler operate.


Corrected entry: Blade's mother's driver's license falls on the floor of the hospital, but somehow Blade has it, as evident when Karen finds it being injected with the garlic, waking up, and there's no blood on it anymore.


Correction: But since then decades have passed. Somehow Whistler or Blade got it, it would make sense they'd clean it off.


Corrected entry: Silver has a melting point of 962° celsius - some alloys melt a little lower, but in any case these kind of temperatures are not obtained using a small open top thin walled bench-top melting pot. Blade uses regular equipment for normal lead projectiles (melting point of 327.5° celsius), which would not work with silver.


Correction: Blade also has an incredibly clever foster father who could've either made a bullet furnace that does operate at that temperature or else make a silver alloy that melts that low while still killing vampires.


Corrected entry: In the background of the vampire nightclub after Blade's killing spree, a man is visible in the background covered head-to-toe with blood, however his bright blue shorts don't have a speck on them, even though it rained from the ceiling a few moments beforehand.


Correction: Well firstly it's a girl and secondly the material is some kind of plastic or latex from which the blood simply runs off. No stains.


Corrected entry: When Frost throws the little girl onto the road, Blade grabs her before the vehicle hits her. Why doesn't the vehicle stop and why isn't anybody around shocked or amazed?

Correction: I can't count how many times I have seen near miss accidents and the other drivers continue on as if nothing has happened, including the drivers that were nearly involved in the accident. We don't know if others around were shocked or amazed, they very well could have been. People don't usually show emotion or react until after the initial shock wears off.

Corrected entry: At the very beginning when the guy and the vampire woman are riding in the car, the vampire woman's facial expression changes between shots. (00:02:05)


Correction: Nothing unusual about that. People constantly change their expressions, and it doesn't take a long time to do so.

Corrected entry: At the end when Blade defeats Frost, Frost (who has turned into the Blood God) explodes and splatters blood all over the place. But there is no blood on the walls in the next scene. (01:52:36)

Correction: Frost is a vampire, and throughout the film whenever bits fall of vampires bodies they disintegrate into ash. Surely this would explain why there is no blood on the walls, because it is probably ash on the floor.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Frost is talking to the senior, pure blood vampires he says that they shouldn't make deals with humans: "For God's sake, these people are our food." However, when he's telling Karen about the "Blood God" he says that everyone in its path will be instantly turned. If that happens, where would the vampires get their food?

Correction: Going by what Frost says at other times, and by other vampire movies, they probably could survive off animals. There's also a deleted scene showing that some humans will be kept alive in freezers to provide blood.

Corrected entry: Frost is running his computer translation of the vampire bible because "it is a dead language" - yet when Blade shows the scrap of vampiric bible to Whistler, he is able to read it no problem - it doesn't make sense that Whistler can read it when the pure-blood council members cannot.


Correction: It makes sense that perhaps over Whistler's years of hunting for vampires, he may have done heavy research, which included some of the decyphering of the "dead language" of ancient vampires. Latin, after all, is a "dead language," and is spoken all the time; in this case, the language used in the Book of Erebus is just long unused, and Frost was using a quick means of not deciphering, but translating.


Corrected entry: When Whistler gives Blade the UV torch, even Blade who is really strong says that it's still heavy. Then in a later scene, Blade throws the torch to the girl who has little trouble catching it and carrying it around.

Correction: The point is not that the weapon is too heavy to handle, especially for Blade, but that when you are going to be fighting and moving quickly you need to be encumbered as little as is at all possible. Thus the UV weapon is not too heavy for Blade, or any normal person, to carry and use, the problem is simply that it will slow him down. (note the awkward, boxlike nature of the thing which could have been much more streamlined).

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, Dr. Curtis Webb does not have a British accent. Later towards the end of the movie, when Karen is thrown into the pit with him, he is a zombie vampire with British accent. (01:33:35)

Correction: He doesn't have a British accent when he's a zombie-vampire. His entire body is deteriorating and at this point his voice is very froggy, possibly indicating that his vocal chords are irreparably damaged. Additionally, the actor portraying this character is American, so there's not really any logical reason an American character played by an American actor would suddenly have a British accent.

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Corrected entry: Near the end when Blade and Frost are fighting, Frost jumps into the air and his shoes are black. Blade then throws serum into Frost and Frost falls back down, but when he's falling, his shoes are black and white trainers. (01:51:54)

Correction: They are not white, it's sunlight.

Corrected entry: If Whistler said that Blade and he were not trying to take this war to the streets, how come Blade takes out a gun on the streets and starts shooting at the fake policeman working for Frost?

Correction: Blade doesn't seem to really care about the 'sugar coated world' and is more focused on killing vampires and their human servants. Frost is a particular obsession for both Whistler and Blade so its possible that Blade's only objective is finding and killing Frost, regardless of how he does it.

Correction: He didn't shoot his gun out in the streets, he just pulled it out and threatened the officer. He only puts it down after he loses visual of him when he runs away.


Corrected entry: When the blood trails from the corners of the ceiling of the Temple of Arabus, it leaves long lines as it moves to the center of the ceiling's dome, yet for some reason, all the blood trails (after connecting in the center) detach from the corners, and form just one drop. Blood is blood, including Blade's, so there should have been at least minute traces of where the blood had run.


Correction: Since the temple's ceiling was built for this purpose, it likely had some sort of coating on it (beeswax or somesuch) that kept the blood from clinging to it. That way every trace of the blood released from the Daywalker would reach the vessel for La Magra.

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Continuity mistake: In the big fight scene in the end between Blade and Frost, the blood smear on Frost's face changes sides a few times. (01:43:55)

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Karen: Why do you hunt them?
Whistler: I had a family once. A wife and two daughters. Then a drifter came calling one evening. A vampire. He toyed with them at first. Tried to make me decide which order they'd die in.

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Trivia: The original Marvel Comics' Blade was a member of a band of vampire hunters, who mainly fought Dracula (who also was a regular at Marvel). The others included Quincy Harker and Rachel van Helsing (both descendents of Dracula's enemies from Bram Stoker's novel), and Hannibal King (a vampire detective, and a victim of the original Deacon Frost).

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Question: Whistler introduces himself as 'Abraham Whistler'. Could there possibly be a connection to Abraham Van Helsing in the original Bran Stoker writings, who also fought vampires?

Answer: There could be but there doesn’t really seem to be any information about where the name came from. The Whistler character was invented by Marvel for Blade's appearance in the Spider-Man cartoon show in 1996, but there he was simply called Whistler, the first name – Abraham - came with the Blade movie. Now there has been more than one character with the last name Van Helsing in the comic books and Abigail in Blade: Trinity was originally also a Van Helsing (until the producers found out about the Van Helsing movie). So yes they might have chosen Abraham as a subtle reference to Van Helsing.

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