If you want to read a fan review, scroll down, but beware -- SPOILERS abound!
As a certain *Angel* said to me, I'd let Judson bite my neck - anytime! The rest of you can wait in line!
Blade has spent his life hunting down and killing vampires. He believes that they are evil and they need to be eradicated before they kill all the humans. He has help in this endeavor, played by Kris Kristofferson.
Frost is a relatively new vampire, as opposed to those who are 'born' vampires. Frost opposes the views of the vampire council. The council is somewhat like that of a mafia family - they control the activities and business interests of all vampires. The council is composed of 13 'born' vampires. When Frost confronts the council, he is told off by the head of the council and by Palentine (Judson Scott). Frost and his followers proceed to kill the head of the council, to make a point.
Frost has found information, in a vampire codex, that can make him into a veritable god. In order to do this, he needs the blood of the Daywalker, as well as 12 vampire lords. He manages to lure Blade in, and traps him in a casket, of sorts, by using Blade's mother who Blade had thought dead. Frost then forces the remaining members of the vampire council into the sacrificial area. Palentine again tells Frost that he wrong, and one of Frost's lieutenants kills him. (Which leaves them one vampire lord short, but who's counting?)
Frost has just about completed the ceremony, when Blade is able to get loose. Blade proceeds to kill Frost. He then lives happily ever after, still hunting vampires.
Well, until the sequel came out anyway!
If you're looking for serious fare, why are you watching a vampire flick? In some places, the plot for this film becomes extremely thin, and the characters are somewhat reminiscent of a comic book -- but what should we expect? This movie was taken from a comic book. Actually, I found the movie to be a lot of fun. Just don't question it too closely.
Now, as for Palentine -- Judson Scott appears here with his hair somewhat darkened (light brown instead of his normal blonde) and slicked back. I didn't think this was a very good look for him, but it was certainly better than the Romulan look he sported for an episode of Star Trek: Voyager recently. As others have commented, Judson has a slightly disturbing "listening" look about him - makes one wonder just what it is that he hears. This may be a hold over from his work on the stage, where all reactions must be somewhat exaggerated. On the whole, I think he did a wonderful job!
Give us more of Judson Scott - anytime!
Go to the Internet Media Database listing for Judson and you can find links to more sites and information about Blade.
copyright Diane Mullen 2009
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