I'm not the first one to notice this, but Underworld does so very, very badly wish it were The Matrix (Review). The soundtrack, the black latex, the many guns, the slow-mo, the kung-fu/shootout synthesis, etc.
The problem is that it doesn't go toe to toe with The Matrix in those categories, and it comes up far short in other facets: characters, story, theme, camerawork, editing, lighting, acting, etc.
This is a film about vampires fighting werewolves in the modern world making use of modern technology, including firearms. Sounds interesting, right? Or at least fun?
Sadly it's neither. We have a bratty, clueless, maverick protagonist lacking the badassery or levity to make up for those traits. We have an antagonist who…