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(2004), R [R*]
Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
December 11, 2004
13 out of 100

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(This section may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

(2004), R [R*] -- But who really cares?

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): New Line Cinema, Shawn Danielle Productions Ltd., Marvel Enterprises
Distribution (US): New Line Cinema
Director(s): David S. Goyer
Producer(s): Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, Peter Frankfurt, David S. Goyer, Lynn Harris, Art Schaeffer, Wesley Snipes
Written by: David S. Goyer
Characters: Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan
Cinematography/Camera: Gabriel Beristain
Music: Ramin Djawadi, RZA
Film Editing: Kirk Moses (video), Conrad Smart, Howard E. Smith
Casting: Heike Brandstatter, Coreen Mayrs, Ronnie Yeskel
Production Design: Chris Gorak
Art Direction: Patrick Banister, Eric Fraser
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

Wesley Snipes as Blade, Jessica Beil as Abigail Whistler and Ryan Reynolds as Hannibal King join forces to do battle with the vampire world. Kris Kristofferson makes what I suspect is a final appearance as Blade's mentor Abraham Whistler, that is, if there are any more Blade installment sin the franchise. I am certainly not going to lose sleep if there are no more.

Again the vampires are trying to take over the world and destroy mankind ... er ... except just humans enough to keep the vampire population "alive." Well? They are just trying to survive and have their half acre, too, in co-existence with humans, right? In your worst dreams. Their brand of forcing their lifestyle on those who are not like them in this third of the franchise is rather one-sided. We were to serve them as brain dead blood factories.

But this time Danika Talos (Parker Posey), a particularly nasty and spoiled vampirette enlists the aid of the original Dracula, who calls himself Drake (Dominic Purcell) to help the oppressed vampire population. Help they truly need. Blade has killed 1182 of them.

I am not going to go into any detail about the plot and story about this film in this Summary/Commentary. I have included the cast/crew information above only out of respect for some good talents and art which have created with this sci-fi flick of 69.5 examples per hour of violence plus 35.3 examples of foul language per hour (the 39.3 examples per hour in the scoring distribution include non-language issues of impudence and/or hate). Too bad such talents have been used to create this film. With a final score of 13 out of 100, Blade: Trinity is not the lowest scoring film of the more than 900 we have analyzed for you but clearly one of the lowest scoring films.

It would be impossible to say which of the six CAP investigation areas found the most assaults on morality and decency since five of them each earned scores of zero. Below is a scoring comparative of Blade II and Blade: Trinity. I have not seen the first Blade and do not plan to do so though it might make an interesting addition to the comparative. I would guess the first Blade would earn a slightly higher final score. But who really cares? Such a precious few seem to care anything about this ministry in the first place.

Two peas in the same pod except the 2004 pea is a little more rotten than the 2002 pea. Well!? The 2004 film is two more years into general moral decline. Let the lengthy listing of direct observations in the Findings/Scoring section represent the content of this film. To list all or even many of applicable Scriptures would require a great deal more time and space than I am willing to commit for this film. Please let the listing in the Findings/Scoring section and the selected scriptures below suffice.

PS: Why do we analyze R-rated movies? Please visit our FAQ page, item number 5. Note that we will NOT analyze NC-17/X. The line has to be drawn someplace.



  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, excuse it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The heart of the CAP Analysis Model)

    Blade: Trinity (2004) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • firearms for offense, repeatedly
  • gore, repeatedly of many types and degrees
  • death by incineration and fall
  • flash incineration of characters, extensive
  • gunfire to kill, repeatedly
  • action violence, repeatedly
  • extreme traffic collision
  • impalement
  • deaths by gunfire, several
  • thermal imagery of vampire feeding on human
  • multiple mutilated dead bodies
  • beast feeding on human
  • beatings, many
  • gunfire injuries
  • massive explosion with multiple police deaths
  • fighting violence, extensive
  • arrow killing
  • vampires feeding on humans
  • firearm threat to face
  • breaking and entering
  • impossible jumps
  • stabbing
  • hostage taking
  • traffic violence
  • kidnapping of baby
  • threat to kill baby to extort
  • physical endangerment of baby to extort
  • firearm threats to control
  • multiple humans being farmed for their blood
  • physical brutality
  • threat of misery to extort
  • animal dehumanization
  • sword battle with repeated exaggerations
  • flash scenes of violence during credits

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 22 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • 39 uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • punks tormenting woman
  • massive tattoos
  • brutality
  • young child amidst violence and language
  • use of a child to extort
  • child bondage
  • "My friends are going to kill you" from a child

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • sex dialogue
  • pubic hair - male
  • sex toys
  • vulgar/sexual comments/talk, repeatedly
  • homosexual suggestions
  • below navel skin - female and male, repeatedly
  • full intimate female nudity
  • vulgar gestures, repeatedly

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • drug intoxication
  • smoking, four times

    Offense to God (O)
  • portrayal of vampires, extensive
  • portrayal of demon beast, repeatedly
  • demonism, repeatedly
  • "They [vampires] exist"
  • vampire shop
  • "There is no Heaven, no God, no angels..."
  • offering of eternal childhood
  • "This blood [is for you]", repeatedly in mockery of Jesus' Blood
  • shape-shifting, repeatedly

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • gunfire murder
  • suicide to prevent discovery
  • gunfire murder of many police officers
  • murder by fall
  • mutilation murder

  • Christian Long Distance



    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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