While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
Paul W.S. Anderson
The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.Written by
Sony Pictures Entertainment
It was originally thought that this was Kate Beckinsale's last movie playing the character Selene, but Len Wiseman has confirmed a sixth movie is in development with Beckinsale reprising her character. See more »
(at around 42 mins) When Selene and David arrive at Vardor, they push open the doors and enter the foyer without closing the doors, but a 360 degree pan around them a few seconds later shows the doors have magically closed themselves. See more »
I was an elite soldier in the vampire army. A Death Dealer. And I was good at it. But I was betrayed.
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I'm not sure what to say about "Underworld: Blood Wars" (2016). It really differs little from the previous "Underworld" movies. If you've seen those, you've kinda seen this one.
The vampires look like underwear models, or maybe a goths-only high school drama club. The werewolves look not homeless, exactly, but like burly, long-haired, unemployed grunge rockers. Both groups speak portentously and repeatedly about things like "LINEAGE" and "BLOOD LINES" and "THE WAR" and "AMELIA." (Who was Amelia again?) There are the requisite betrayals and forbidden inter-species romances. The entire thing felt like a feature-length music video.
Maybe I'm being too harsh. I would actually give this film a 5 out of 10 for at least bringing some good things to the table. Kate Beckinsale is a good actress, and she brings the same magnetism that she always does to Selene, the franchise's protagonist. Charles Dance is always superb, and is always fun to watch. (There are at least two "Game of Thrones" alumni here — one is Dance as a vampire elder, and the other is Tobias Menzies as the leader of the "Lycans.") The nicest surprise, though, was seeing Lara Pulver as an ambitious vampire alpha female — fans of "Sherlock" (2010 – 2017) will recognize her as that series' incarnation of Irene Adler. She's a great actress, and she seems to relish this kind of role.
All in all, though, I can't say I actually recommend this.
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