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Baker
06-14-2008, 06:25 PM
Okay, this is a stupid question about a minor character in the movie Blade. It was on this afternoon.

Who, or what, was that fat, immoblile character that worked with computers/data? The one that Blade had tortured with the UV light. Was there supposed to be a reason it was was like it was?(I'm not absolutely sure if it was male or female, it's figure was so distorted.

Maybe I'm missing some info that tells me the answer. What really bugs me is that this question, in a movie that wasn't all that good, nags at me.

davidw
06-14-2008, 06:47 PM
Not very good? It was without a doubt the best vampire movie starring wesley snipes based on a marvel comic with martial arts and techno music. Aside from Blade 2, that is, which was even better.

Larry Borgia
06-14-2008, 07:02 PM
I think he was just a very obese vampire. Since vampires don't die of heart failure or diabetes or other obesity-related complications I suppose there's no limit to how fat they can get and still live.

smiling bandit
06-14-2008, 07:30 PM
Aside from Blade 2, that is, which was even better.

:dubious:

lissener
06-14-2008, 07:44 PM
Blade is awesome; I think it was the first or second DVD I bought for myself.

Bosstone
06-14-2008, 07:47 PM
Hey, it had Ron Perlman in it. He's one of those actors that can make something good just by appearing in it.

I've actually seen Blade 2 more often than 1, so my recollection of 1 isn't that great. There was probably a reason for the blubber guy -- who I do vaguely remember -- you may have just missed it. (No offense intended, but that seems to happen a lot; someone thinks a scene happened for no apparent reason, but they weren't paying attention to the right details.) If I were to take a shot without seeing the movie again, and I were, I'd say they just wanted to show another aspect of how disgustingly decadent the vampire society is.

And the Blade movies are good. They're far from high cinema, but they're awesome action flicks. I have a replica of Blade's sword in my living room. Beautiful thing and sharp as hell. If the zombies ever attack, that's what I'm using to fight them off.

smiling bandit
06-14-2008, 07:58 PM
The second movie was a good action movie, but nothing but. The first one was much more intriguing.

Regardless, the big fat blob vampire was not really introduced as a character and not really explained.

RikWriter
06-14-2008, 11:11 PM
I liked 1 and 2...except for that stupid-ass line that Snipes undoubtedly inserted about "Some mothafuckas always gotta try iceskating uphill," which totally killed the finale.

Larry Borgia
06-15-2008, 12:21 AM
Hey, it had Ron Perlman in it. He's one of those actors that can make something good just by appearing in it.

I've actually seen Blade 2 more often than 1, so my recollection of 1 isn't that great. There was probably a reason for the blubber guy -- who I do vaguely remember -- you may have just missed it. (No offense intended, but that seems to happen a lot; someone thinks a scene happened for no apparent reason, but they weren't paying attention to the right details.) If I were to take a shot without seeing the movie again, and I were, I'd say they just wanted to show another aspect of how disgustingly decadent the vampire society is.

And the Blade movies are good. They're far from high cinema, but they're awesome action flicks. I have a replica of Blade's sword in my living room. Beautiful thing and sharp as hell. If the zombies ever attack, that's what I'm using to fight them off. Ron Perlman is in 2, but not 1, IIRC. 2 was an awesome movie, Directed by Guillermo del Toro of Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth fame. His intro to the deleted scenes on the DVD is pretty funny.

Bosstone
06-15-2008, 12:25 AM
Ron Perlman is in 2, but not 1, IIRC. 2 was an awesome movie, Directed by Guillermo del Toro of Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth fame. His intro to the deleted scenes on the DVD is pretty funny.Right, that comment was intended as a response to post #4.

Odesio
06-15-2008, 12:27 AM
Blade is awesome; I think it was the first or second DVD I bought for myself.

Ditto. I found Blade to be a thoroughly enjoyable movie and it was among the first DVDs I purchased way back when.

Marc

astro
06-15-2008, 02:46 AM
It is a very femme gay male vampire named Pearl who (according to the back-story) especially enjoyed feasting on small boys. Pearl is so fat he is utterly immobile and he is the reference librarian for collection of the ancient vampire lore.

bubastis
06-15-2008, 05:21 AM
Pearl is like the Comic-book guy from the simpsons, sitting around cataloging stuff and watching TV all day, Imagine if the comic book-guy was hundreds of years old, and NEVER moved, just sat on his ass eating, with no heart-attack problems.


Of course, you're then into the question of Vampire metabolism, and whether or not they get fat like we do. I don't remember Deacon Frost on the treadmill..

Baker
06-15-2008, 08:04 AM
Thanks to those who have made a response to my question in the OP. I really appreciate it, especially the replies of astro and bubastis. I was just wondering if there was something I'd missed in looking for an answer.

davidw
06-15-2008, 09:11 AM
I liked 1 and 2...except for that stupid-ass line that Snipes undoubtedly inserted about "Some mothafuckas always gotta try iceskating uphill," which totally killed the finale.

Are you kidding? That was a great line!

smiling bandit
06-15-2008, 09:50 AM
The problem I had with the second movie was that the supposedly tough vampires were, basically, idiots who ran around getting killed because they were too dumb to live. The movie was not well scripted, and while neat-looking, was hardly del Toro's best effort.

msmith537
06-15-2008, 11:39 AM
The problem I had with the second movie was that the supposedly tough vampires were, basically, idiots who ran around getting killed because they were too dumb to live. The movie was not well scripted, and while neat-looking, was hardly del Toro's best effort.


How tough can vampires be? Blade pretty much kills them wholesale. Not to take anything away from his badassness, but he's still just one guy.

And no love for Blade Trinity? Sure the Drake AKA Dracula plot line was crap and Jessica Biels does her usual impersonation of a very hot store mannequin. But Parker Posey and Ryan Renolds were a hilareous. I especially enjoyed the Van Wilder-esqu Hannible Kings interplay with the stiff and stoic Blade.

Bosstone
06-15-2008, 11:55 AM
But Parker Posey and Ryan Renolds were a hilareous. I especially enjoyed the Van Wilder-esqu Hannible Kings interplay with the stiff and stoic Blade.Reynolds saved that movie. I love the guy.

control-z
06-16-2008, 03:06 PM
I have a replica of Blade's sword in my living room. Beautiful thing and sharp as hell. If the zombies ever attack, that's what I'm using to fight them off.

When the zombies attack, keep in mind that those replica type swords can shatter dramatically if you hit something hard with them. Saw a video of a guy on a Home Shopping Network type show; he hit the edge of a table with one and it shattered, with one piece going into him. :eek:

Bryan Ekers
06-16-2008, 03:15 PM
When the zombies attack, keep in mind that those replica type swords can shatter dramatically if you hit something hard with them. Saw a video of a guy on a Home Shopping Network type show; he hit the edge of a table with one and it shattered, with one piece going into him. :eek:

Well, some muthafuckers always gotta cut tables uphill.

Bosstone
06-16-2008, 03:36 PM
When the zombies attack, keep in mind that those replica type swords can shatter dramatically if you hit something hard with them. Saw a video of a guy on a Home Shopping Network type show; he hit the edge of a table with one and it shattered, with one piece going into him. :eek:Yeah, I've seen that video a few times. I've heard anecdotes that people could cut cinder blocks with the 'replica' Daywalker sword, although I doubt that very much. But I can carve cardboard up quite nicely. So if the zombies are corrugated, I'm set.

RikWriter
06-16-2008, 03:51 PM
When the zombies attack, keep in mind that those replica type swords can shatter dramatically if you hit something hard with them. Saw a video of a guy on a Home Shopping Network type show; he hit the edge of a table with one and it shattered, with one piece going into him. :eek:


There's quite the art of finding a good sword that you don't have to pay thousands of dollars for.
http://sword-buyers-guide.com/authentic-japanese-swords.html

That's a good site for finding them. They actually test the swords hitting hard shit and see if they cut it or not.

bubastis
06-16-2008, 04:15 PM
When the zombies attack, keep in mind that those replica type swords can shatter dramatically if you hit something hard with them. Saw a video of a guy on a Home Shopping Network type show; he hit the edge of a table with one and it shattered, with one piece going into him. :eek:


Ooohhh... Link?

control-z
06-16-2008, 04:17 PM
Ooohhh... Link?

Will your insatiable blood lust never be fulfilled?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YPDL4eiKhVc

Morbo
06-16-2008, 05:20 PM
How tough can vampires be? Blade pretty much kills them wholesale. Not to take anything away from his badassness, but he's still just one guy.

And no love for Blade Trinity? Sure the Drake AKA Dracula plot line was crap and Jessica Biels does her usual impersonation of a very hot store mannequin. But Parker Posey and Ryan Renolds were a hilareous. I especially enjoyed the Van Wilder-esqu Hannible Kings interplay with the stiff and stoic Blade.

The real problem for me with that one was that normal humans were so bad ass. How the hell did Ryan Reynolds manage to not get pulled into pieces 5 seconds after confronting a vampire? He was just a human being, after all.

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