4. Its The Perfect Blend Of Cool, Gore And Fun Despite all the stylised hyper-violence, Blade is not a po-faced film. In fact, Blade walks a fine line in being cool, knowing and darkly funny. In a cinematic landscape where the most recent vampire films are either defanged and neutered rom-coms (*cough* Twilight *cough*), defanged and neutered action romps (Dracula Untold) or arthouse indie horrors like A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Blade managed to show genuinely menacing vampires living large in our cities with action scenes that could be exciting and grin-inducing. Its also pretty wry, with little looks to camera and put downs such as the previously mentioned look at you, youre a little bitch delivered with a glee thats just short of scenery chewing. Blade himself also takes great joy in tormenting the bigger vampires he comes into contact with in macabre ways, removing the arm of one of Frosts henchmen at every opportunity and melting the archivist puddle of obesity, Pearl, with ultra violet light. After the empty punching and stunt work of Batmans Schumacher era, Blades blood thirsty antics and dark alley threats shone out of the screen as an example of pre-matrix cinematic cool.