Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
An immortal battle for supremacy.
Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene, who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a peace-loving male werewolf, Michael, who wants to end the war.
An effective blending of horror, action, and style, Len Wiseman's "Underworld" is an amped-up piece of cinematic candy. They may be empty calories, but the film easily thrills with its supernatural lore, raucous gunplay, and graphic-novel-inspired visuals. It is a slick, sleek horror entry, unfolding like a new millennium, gothic fever dream.
Revolving around characters caught up in a centuries-old war between vampires and werewolves, the narrative focuses on Kate Beckinsale's Selene, a leather-clad vampire looking to protect a human trapped in the supernatural blood-feud. The human, of course, is not what he seems, and Selene's quest to find the truth of her charge jeopardizes the lives of both groups of creatures.
The story is a solid foundation for a…
A Gothic horror film that doubles up as an action film was definitely something new back in 2003. We had "Blade" but the Gothic scenery and feel that Len Wiseman brought to life was a whole new take on a modern day vampires versus werewolves story-line.
This film does look stylish. It has plenty of thrills, a great back-story and a leather clad anti-heroine as its focal point. Kate Beckinsale has rarely looked better and although some of the dialogue is a touch on the cringeworthy side, it makes up for it with plenty of action and some nice turns from the likes of Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen. As hokum goes it is pretty entertaining and with good special…
The Matrix: Vampire and Werewolf Edition
Fun. Dark. Bloody. Sexy.
On an overall scale, Underworld may lack depth or any true purpose. But, for being an action epic about werewolves and vampires in war with one another, it certainly delivers on being one heck of a carefree good time popcorn fodder flick.
If you're a fan of hastily thought up vampires at odds with werewolves that insist on only delivering pointless expository dialog, I've got the perfect movie for you.
Underworld lacks character depth and is a little overacted but its interesting story, awesome action sequences and set designs, stylish Gothic visuals and Kate Beckinsale kicking ass make it a cool blend of action and horror that I find thoroughly entertaining. This is the kind of movie that I can take for what it is and enjoy it even if it's really not that great.
Plenty of action, lots of well enacted drama and wonderful realistic effects. I was actually amazed with the apparent lack of high-dollar effects, the almost Rice-ian Vampire clans lounging in the well designed lush and lavish "mansion," the gritty tension held throughout the movie, and the stunningly clever costume designs. But what held me mostly in thrall were the effects.The effects were so well done, they were believable. They explain that the older Lycan can change at will, regardless of the moon's cycle...with that in mind, the way the werewolves' mandible bones FORCED themselves out and into place was dead ON. Changing at will would BE like that, especially in times of anger or great stress. These scenes were so…
more like Kate Baeckinsale
“I guess it never occurred to you that you might actually have to bleed to pull off this little coup”
With the same director and leading actress for most of the films as well as the fact that the two are married to each other, the Underworld-series feels very much like the vampire version of the Resident Evil-films. Firmly rooted in vampire (and werewolf) mythology as well as the post-Matrix slo-mo action with long black capes, the biggest problem with Len Wiseman’s film is that it’s so awfully familiar.
There’s a few of the settings that are interesting, but the plot of the film lines up so many clichés that it never dares to go outside the tight boundaries it…
Pretty good! Well photographed. Great set design. Intriguing story. Cool set design. And Kate Beckinsale is hot!!!
It doesn't apologize for being far fetched. You're able to forgive the lack of realism in gunplay because you're watching vampires and werewolves settle a centuries old blood feud. That's pretty cool.
So, The Matrix with Vampires and Werewolves (eh, Lycanthropes). I love this film. Kate Beckinsale kicks ass as Death Dealer, Selene, of Viktor's coven, run in his absence by Craven. The action scenes are inventive and innovative choreography and effects that are seldom seen even by today's standards. Bill Nighy is great as Viktor, who has a vendetta against Lucien (Michael Sheen) who is arguably the true hero of the story, following on from the later prequel, Rise of the Lycans, which they had the foresight to make as cool flashback exposition and remade well in that film. But, we are here to talk about this first instalment, and Scott Speedman's Michael Corvin is a first time watcher's access to…
And she falls for a Hybrid..
This movie is so 2003. So...alt rock by way of bad metal and Hot Topic mall goth 2003.
This was actually a breath of fresh air compared to recently watched stinkers. Vampires vs werewolves against a gothic backdrop and graphic novel story, what's not to like? Fun action, looking forward to catching up on the sequels, I feel that I will enjoy this franchise
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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"I'm a real messy bitch. A liar. A scammer. I love robbery and fraud. I'm a messy bitch who lives…