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The Anniversary Brothers Movie Podcast: Blade 25th Anniversary

Senior Writer Aaron Sarnecky and Senior TV Columnist Josh Sarnecky are back for another movie retrospective. This month they’re talking about Blade for its 25th anniversary.

Blade is a superhero film directed by Stephen Norrington and written by David S. Goyer, the latter of whom The Pop Break interviewed at NYCC. Based on the Marvel Comics character created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, the movie opened in theaters on August 21, 1998.

The film follows Blade (Wesley Snipes), a half-vampire who hunts the secret society of vampires. His friends include his mentor Abraham Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) and hematologist Dr. Karen Jenson (N’Bushe Wright). The three work together to prevent the vampire Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) from awakening an ancient blood god.

Blade received mixed reviews from critics but was popular with audiences, grossing $131.2 million on a $45 million budget. It spawned two sequels and is slated for a reboot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Aaron and Josh talk about the movie’s elements, including its plot, characters, action, and effects. They also touch on the comic book movie landscape in 1998 and the film’s legacy today.

For another comic book movie, you can listen to Aaron and Josh’s Man of Steel podcast with Batman By The Numbers host Daniel Cohen.

Blade is streaming on Max

Aaron Sarnecky
Aaron Sarnecky
Aaron Sarnecky is a Senior Writer and Former TV Editor for The Pop Break. He is a TV/Film grad of Rowan University and the fraternal twin of Senior Columnist Josh Sarnecky. The two record retrospective podcasts together. Aaron probably remembers that canceled show you forgot existed.

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