The first Marvel movie with a superhero of color, and the movie that jumpstarted the superhero movie renaissance of the early 2000s, Blade gave us the coolest-looking vampire hunter in Wesley Snipes, and the best action in a superhero movie to date, with Hong Kong-worthy bursts of bullets and action mayhem.
Blade is an action movie first and a comic book movie second, yet it still manages to blend martial arts with slasher horror in a way we haven’t seen before or since. Thankfully, despite its focus on action, the movie doesn’t skimp on the crowd-pleasing horror and gore. The bloodsucking beasts are gruesome, and the blood flows like rain. Honestly, we’re due for another one of these.