Blade – Nostalgia Critic

It’s the overlooked classic that made comic book movies cool again, but does it hold up as well as it did back then?

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100 Comments on "Blade – Nostalgia Critic"

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Better 100 percent vampire movie and badass character then Twilight 😉 1st

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Genius teen titans go home and a great opening sketch as well. They better not though be making a blade TV series with a different actor cause that would be dumb!!!!

Dethhollow
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The character is awesome and there’s plenty of black actors who could do this justice, so I don’t see any problems with a TV series at all as long as it’s well made and awesome.

Salosandre
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They already made it, quite some time ago. It was canceled after one season I think.

Rezro
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Yup, and they referee exactly to that one, just someone here miss the point..

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

And that dorky move by blade and the sound made will be played over the channel awesome logo!!!

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Teen titans go reference dang misspellings 🙁

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Line that plays over the channel awesome logo:everyday some motherfuckers are trying to ice-skate uphill

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Another good review and glad this wasn’t a clipless one like the last one. I’m glad this film has held up but I just knew….just knew that Malcolm would play blade and he did not disappoint bit would’ve like to seen more but maybe in the blade 2 and Trinity reviews(BTW totally rip blade Trinity to shreads that’s the worst one and I could definitely see that as an awesome review)!!!!

mannequinmel
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Second

mannequinmel
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FOLLOW-UP COMMENT: I’ve actually never seen Blade. Also, that beginning made so much sense for the most part but it didn’t have anything to do with Blade. I was SO relieved that this was a clip review. Thank you, thank you, thank you. *cries tears of joy* Why were the vampires bathing in the blood? That’s like bathing in chocolate milk. Just why? This review also made me miss the 90s.

weldo8
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Great review! They should have used the charts guys for this. Also, ERBs start today! Go watch it!

RockmanX3
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Awwww yeah!

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Ha RockmanX3 fourth and I got 1st you must feel like a weenie….speaking of which go to weenie but jrs where all the weenies like you go 😜

RockmanX3
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I’m too slow in my old age 😛

SpeedyEric
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Even YOU got too old to die young, …not for lack of trying.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Thats weenie hut jrs sorry. Anyone get the reference!!!!

somebody1993
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I did

RockmanX3
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Great video like always to Doug and co. I knew Malcolm would be perfect as Blade (well, he would be the only would who can play him anyways).

After Batman and Robin, I thought the comic book movie was basically dead and Spawn even helped dig it further into the ground, I did think Blade was decent, despite not reading any of the comics and only seeing him and Whistler in the 94′ Spider-Man.

I did think the sequels were also decent too so that means more Malcolm as Blade!

80sGuy
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There are two types of vampire movie fans out there. Blade fans and Underworld fans. The one that you are is usually the one you see first. I’m a proud Blade fan.

Salosandre
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Underworld Vampires and Blade Vampires are so similar (in the movies) it’s hardly worth making a distinction. Better contrast would be Buffy, Nosferatu and From Dusk til Dawn.

Rezro
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Wait.. both are almost identical Hollywood vampires movie.. so what the hell you’re talking about?

Matt Richter
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I think you mean Dracula and twilight. Wheres as all cool vampires burn in the sunlight and drink human blood with dashing powers of seduction, Twilight is you know… not cool in every way. So I guess the two types are cool and not cool.

LegoMania27
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“So, what are plans in terms of comics?”
“Who gives a sh*t?”
Lol

LunaBuna
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Wait wait wait… I’m confused.

So… they’re supposed to be… vampires? Are you sure?

SpeedyEric
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10 years before the horror that became The Twilight Saga, we had the film based on Marvel’s half-vampire superhero known as Blade. I first knew of Blade when he was a guest star in a few episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, which we made a couple of years before the movie was released.

SpeedyEric
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That’s a harsh opening sketch about Marvel and DC. At least Both of them nowadays have good shows, like Agents of SHIELD and Supergirl, and box office hit movies, like Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War; I don’t mind The Killing Joke being a hard R rated animated feature, but fuck Teen Titans Go. Also, WE GET THE POINT, DOUG! YOU HATE BVS! JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT AND MOVE ON, PLEASE! I think Blade pulls of the “weird baby meme” pretty damn well. I don’t think anyone would mind seeing a leather clad badass with a sword… Read more »
Dethhollow
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Flash is good and I’ve heard good things about Arrow, but screw Supergirl. I gave that show a few chances and it just isn’t well written enough to justify the lack of action. I mean, there’s one episode where Martian Manhunter gets captured and instead of focusing on a potentially interesting setup they just have Supergirl go through this weird motorcycle chase to save him that is completely pointless because Martian Manhunter just frees himself anyways with 0 effort and the rest of the focus is just on some random girl trying to fire someone by sending negative emails from… Read more »
mannequinmel
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Did you see the episode of Supergirl titled “Falling”? If you see that episode and still don’t like the show, then fair enough.

ThisIsScorpio
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Manhunter couldn’t use his powers when he was captured.

On the other hand I don’t like the Arrowverse TV shows, so different strokes I guess.

AntonyR
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Arrow suffered a serious decline after season 2 and the Flash is testing my patience with every episode at the moment.

JohnnyElRojo
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Admit it: the only reason you made that David S. Goyer sketch, is because you needed to get Malcom in a Blade costume somehow.

SpeedyEric
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…Oh my god! …I LOVE OREOS!

MaJu V.
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Aah… That “Atari rave” song actually has some history behind it.
The original is New Order’s Confusion.
For this movie it got remixed by “The Pump Panel”
And then again, it got remixed or sampled by Public Domain, turning it into a dancefloor smash hit known as “Operation Blade”.
Or how remixes of remixes can rake in tons of cash.

dterribletwins
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Still Waiting for Nostalgia Critic to talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Movie that were episodes unnecessary edited together as a feature legth film that farted in the theaters!

SpeedyEric
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I actually like the movie, because it’s a good setup for the awesome TV series.

Eyeshot
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“Some motherlovers are always trying to jerk off to Cougar Town.”

Dethhollow
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“Some motherfuckers are always trying to punish the Punisher.”

RavenRyy
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Is anyone else having issues with the player? Audio keeps moving out of sync with the video for me.

Hewylewis
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Actually, that fat Vampire IS a woman, dude!

MountCDOSgamer
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You know, I’m sure after you’ve shown why Blade is so awesome, nobody will go out and buy the movie on DVD or Blu Ray and New Line Cinema will lose so much money. 😛

LKnives
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Ironically, this review reminded me that I don’t own Blade and that I should probably pick it up when I start building up my movie collection again this summer. You’re welcome New Line Cinema!

CrisJoe
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Angel is still a better vampire.

doubleW
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To be fair to the vampires watching Mortal Kombat, movies that actually have lots of blood just make them hungry.

Grinch
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there’s literaly 2 drops of blood in MK movie.

OmegaX2000
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By the way did you hear that The Artist Formerly Know as Prince is dead?

Dethhollow
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I love how he just looks at his mentor dying and he’s just like “Damn… well, that sucks….” But I guess once you’ve vaporized hundreds of vampires by hacking them apart with a fucking sword, there’s not much that’s exactly going to phase you.

MrJaxreid1
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The opening sketch was so painfully obvious, we didn’t need to have it hammered in. It seems he’s just gone from clever mocking to stupid mocking other studios.

Moon Spirit
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I still remember this movie and it’s still kickass. Oh how the now great Wesley Snipes has fallen after tax evasion.

Spike-Prime
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That gag all about David Goyer? I’VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS AND NOBODY BELIEVED ME UNTIL NOW!!! He’s a TERRIBLE writer who coasts off the success of others and is incompetent on his own, surviving thanks to dumb luck and inexplicable good will. Even in his “good” movies like this one, he throws in completely useless, stupid plot points and terrible dialogue that makes the thing more convoluted or moronic than it needed to be. Most of what he contributed to the Dark Knight trilogy was just pure idiocy, like Joker’s ludicrous escape plan and such. Let’s not forget… Read more »
ThisIsScorpio
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David Goyer is a hack

OmegaX2000
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Just so you wonder, I loved Blade 1-3. I even loved the TV series.

EA Solinas
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Just to be pedantic, “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” was not actually that lighthearted. And sadly, Green Lantern is the only decent DC one of recent years. People say that about Deadpool?! DAMMIT, DO SOME RESEARCH. Yeah,the CGI hasn’t aged that well, but the fight choreography is so awesome I somehow don’t care. Maybe it’s my general attitude towards current-day cops, but I love the part where the sneering twerpy cop gets instantly knocked around by Blade. I do kinda like the sunblock/helmet idea, even though both would have to be super-thick for vampres to survive. And the player just seized… Read more »
adamgreeney
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You forgot Wanted in the R-rated comic movies. . . Much disappointment.

adamgreeney
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Ok, just paused on the back of the “David S. Goyer” pills. That might be the greatest gag in Nostalgia Critic history.

It also made me realize how bad Goyer is. I feel like I should love him because he’s attached to so many great things, but damn does he screw things up when he’s alone. It just feels wrong saying he’s bad because people yell “Dark Knight” nd you sound like an idiot. But really, he is empirically bad.

Kneel
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Why did he rip off film brain?

Sawnderz
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I hope you’re prepared for what’s coming your way after that “sexual identities” gad, Doug. XD
It ain’t gonna be fun.

Aquabreeze
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This. He’s gonna get in a loooot of trouble for that joke.

WesleyFoxx
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Oh no, overly-sensitive people are going to bitch at something on the internet.

Falconfly
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Oh no, homophobes are going to defend lowkey humour. Kill yourself.

Majkinja
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This has nothing to do with gays, but with very naive young people who want to stand out by giving themselves convoluted labels. Even the asexual condition has been wrecked by these special snowflakes who always add that they are not completely unavailable as long as someone special enough comes their way.
Oh no, to these tumblrs being gay or bi would not be seen as special enough.

Falconfly
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The results can already be observed in the tons of egdy comments supporting said joke.

Devil's Advocate
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about that comparison to DC vs Marvel? I thought I read that the new cartoon version of Rocket Raccoon had a sad and interesting backstory. how is that lacking in depth?

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