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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  23 January 2009 (USA)
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An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

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Storyline

The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja, in his battle against the Vampire army and his struggle for Lycan freedom. Written by Anonymous

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Every war has a beginning.


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Rated R for bloody violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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23 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Underworld 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£990,285 (UK) (23 January 2009)

Gross:

$45,802,315 (USA) (27 February 2009)
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when werewolves climb the wall and attack the vampire guards. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when Sonja is riding out to greet the human nobles and receives her "sharpened" sword from Lucian, you can see she doesn't know how to properly wear/carry the sword while on horseback and the sword actually falls out of it's scabbard. There is a quick cell-change as this happens and the sword magically puts itself back in the scabbard and rights itself. See more »

Quotes

Viktor: Killing me won't save your precious lycan!
Sonja: Please call off your men, for the sake of your grandchild!
Sonja: [Places Viktor's hand up to her stomach] A miracle father. The union of the bloodlines!
Viktor: [Disgusted with her revealing her pregnancy] I curse the day your mother gave her life to bring you into this world.
Viktor: [while pointing at her stomach and pulling out a concealed dagger] That thing inside you is a monstrosity!
Viktor: [Places the dagger up to her throat] This is over!
Viktor: [to his men about Lucian] Remove him!
Lucian: ...
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Connections

Follows Underworld: Evolution (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Steal My Romance
Written by Aaron Robinson
Performed by Ghosts On The Radio
Produced by Sean Gordon
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WoW...Better then expected in all areas
27 January 2009 | by (Hollywood, California) – See all my reviews

I was hoping it would be good yet I didn't expect it to be 'this' good.

Honestly, this was 'so' well paced. Actually got me anxious, and thats a bit of a rarity. And in a good way.

First off the story was very interesting from start to finish and the script very well crafted. All of the elements... Love, machismo, heroic, underdog, special abilities, honor, suspense, scandal, comradeship, good vs bad just so many elements. However the difference with this film is they were all intertwined so well. Not the usual 'chemistry cocktail' roll of the dice.

The cinematic hat trick... acting, directing and the written story itself all melted like cheese on a hot Philly steak.

I understand the "Category" this film falls near however, over all very well crafted. Some other "Film Makers" should take a few lessons.

I hope there's another.


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