Blade was a fine movie, really. I enjoyed the hell out of it, and I think that it was very well-acted and -directed. While I may already sound like a brown-noser - until you read me trashing the sequels - I'm willing to admit that I also ate up the script.
I can go 50/50 with how I respond to Stephen Dorff, but I am all about Donal Logue. I like that he has a prominent part as Quinn, the friend and main henchman for Dorff's Deacon Frost. Logue does a good job as the ever-outmatched antagonist who mixes it up with Blade a lot.
Yet his semi-comic role works much better in light of the sincere amity he shares with his boss. Not only are both actors fine in all their scenes together, they really manage to come off as friends.
Lots of bad guys are simply dull and underwritten, especially as many pictures expend all their effort or creativity on the main antagonist. But the "buddy, not flunky" vibe goes a long way to make Blade into a distinct and fun movie. I get the feeling Deacon and Quinn were bffs and flatmates and they got turned at the same time.
Maybe they were in the same vamp frat (oh, s--t that's a great tv show idea)...
The clip below may be the shortest one I've ever featured on the site, but it's quite entertaining.