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
While previous entries in the series had a distinctly eastern European flavor to them, this film has Scandinavian touches with a Nordic vampire coven and characters with names like "Marius", "Lena" and "Vidar" which are very popular in Norway and Sweden. See more »
(at around 36 mins) One of the vampires is seen welding the gate back on. Arc welding gives of very high amounts of UV rays so this would have killed him and anyone else nearby. 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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Written by Oliver Bagnall (as Oliver Robert Cooper Bagnall)
Performed by Nocturne Wave
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The Plot .. Is Not
In the 2006 film CLICK (a throwback to a strange era when Adam Sandler was considered one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood) a very hammy Chris Walken, playing the Devil, takes a moment to tell Sandler (playing the husband) of Beckinsale, in all seriousness, and with a straight face, "Your wife is smoking hot." Which in a nutshell explains the staying power of Underworld I, a film I have seen perhaps 8 times so far. It combined a kickass script with great action sequences and featured Kate as perhaps the sexiest vampire in film history.
Flash forward through several sequels (too many) and we still have Kate ... but little else. One of the worse scripts in recent memory, so bad it verily fails the late Roger Ebert's "20 minute test" (if a film fails to hook up in the first 20 minutes, leave the theatre).
Horrible story, horrible characters, and overall a pretty rotten movie.
Advice -- go see the first one all over again. You'll thank me in the morning,
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