It's always nice to discover an old classic, something that still tells a valid story with today's lens. Blade is a movie like that – sure, it's a vampire movie, but it's not cheesy and hasn't dated in the same way many of its peer movies have.
At its core, Blade is based on a comic book vampire hunter who has many of a vampire's characteristics. Blade (the central character of this same-titled movie) is not your standard Van Helsing type of vampire killer – he's hard, brutal, and brings a level of ferocity normally reserved only for vampires to us on us.
It levels the playing field.
The start of this movie is truly amazing – the underground dance club within a slaughterhouse is a touch of brilliance, and Wesley Snipes' martial arts skills are well on display in this excellently choreographed scene.
If you like vampire movies – titles like Underworld – then you'll love this one. It's brilliant, polished and refined as a visceral experience.