Movie review by Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Superhero vampire film has extreme violence, gore, language.

R 1998 120 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 18+

Some MFers Are Always Trying To Ice-Skate Uphill

Best vampire movie ever in my opinion. Full of action, violence, blood, gore, along with a badass hero. Blade is a half-human, half-vampire who uses his powers to save humanity from the evil vampires. His mentor and fellow hunter is Whistler, an old man who's tougher than he looks. I also thought the vampire Deacon Frost was an interesting villain. He ain't no Dracula, but he was still a pretty evil, power-hungry bloodsucker with no regard for human life. He's the kind of a**hole you want Blade to kick the crap out of. Quinn and Mercury were also good vampire henchmen. Watching them get slain and turned to ash by Blade was so satisfying. Pearl, the 1000 pound vampire record keeper was a bit much, but you have to appreciate the time and effort it took to create that character. It's only offensive if you let it be offensive. I've known people who are morbidly obese and they didn't give one thought to that scene. They enjoyed the whole movie for what it was. Besides, Pearl's a vampire who killed children. So he doesn't really deserve sympathy. Overall, this movie is awesome and I would recommend it to anyone who's a fan of Marvel and/or vampire movies.
age 15+

Action but fun!

This film is full of gore and violence but very much in a cartoon way. Don’t think it deserves the 18 but very much a 15. It’s really great for a hallow’een watch for older children.

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