IÃ‚Â saw Bade: Trinity over Christmas weekend…Ã‚Â because, you know, tis the season to kill vampires.. or something like that. No, it’s not a festive movie. But it was a great one!
In fact,Ã‚Â IÃ‚Â enjoyed it most of the 3 blade movies so far. The element of humor really added to the movie. Without the character Hannibal, played by Ryan Reynolds, I probably would’ve gotten a little bored.. or at least tired of just the fightingÃ‚Â and chase scenes. Dominic Purcell played Dracula, aka “Drake,” who was resurrected to kill Blade. As creepy as he gets at times, he’s still too pretty to be scary. And for someone who is born “pure vampire”, evil.. he has an odd sense of some honor code thatÃ‚Â I don’t really understand. Parker Posey played the same character she does in every movie she’s in, except this time with fangs. And Jessica Biel, as Wstler’s daughter, was she in this movie? She talked even less then Blade did. She did a majority of the fighting scenes, but basically didn’t need to do any acting. Glad she buffed up at least.
Enough criticizing though. It was a great movie.Ã‚Â I definitely recommend it. Small on plot (what action movie isn’t?), but high on action and humor.
Bob Mayer is, currently, one of my favorite authors. He writes under a few pen names. But my favorite series of his is Area 51. I started reading this, as well as the Atlantis series, and realized that the writing style was very similar. Then, low-and-behold, while searching online for another book in a series, I found out that the author is one-and-the-same! You can definitely tell he has a background in the military, when reading his books. But they aren’t just full of violence and military technical terms. He has developed some great story lines and characters.
The Area 51 series takes off from the Area 51 theory of the Roswell crash and developes a complex story that unravels book by book. In the 7th book in the series, The Truth, he explains the origin of humanity and the aliens’ role in history. He even wrote two more books, so far, on a couple of characters and their roles throughout history, Nosferatu and Legend, that further compound on the same storyline. I definitely disagree and dislike his take on Biblical characters throughout his version of history. But I treat them as pure fiction, obviously. And they are extremely good reads.
If you’re not as into aliens and scifi, the Atlantis series are more military/action based books.
“Area 51” series pen name: Robert Doherty
“Atlantis” series pen name: Greg Donegan
And check out his website: http://www.bobmayer.org/fiction.html for even more novels and info.
Here are photos from my first scifi convention: Starbase Indy ’04.
Garrett Wang & I
James Horan & I
Jeffrey Combs & I