How great is the ‘Blade’ trilogy?

How great is the ‘Blade’ trilogy?

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We’re 88Nine’s Justin Barney and Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly. We’re buds, we like cinema — we’re Cinebuds.

Last week I got HBO Max. Well, I should say, my buddy Jon gave me his log in. Almost immediately I saw that they had “Blade.” “Blade” and the “Blade” trilogy is a constant bit with Kpolly. It’s his all time favorite trilogy and he talks about it constantly. I, on the other hand, had never seen, or really know anything about “Blade.” So I watched the first movie.

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I was confused. Why does Blade talk like that? Why did they cast Kris Kristofferson in this role? But I was also impressed. Blade is legit the coolest looking person to ever look cool on the planet. And the casting is incredibly inclusive and ahead of its time. I knew right after watching that I would have to give Kristopher the only thing he has ever wanted in the two years that we have done this podcast together: an entire episode about the “Blade” trilogy.  

So here it is.

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