"I'm a real messy bitch. A liar. A scammer. I love robbery and fraud. I'm a messy bitch who lives…
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.
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.
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.
Don't like this at all. Vampires vs Lyons in like a matrix world. Not a fan of films that use darkness as a cheap camera trick. Make up is good. Besides that won't be rewatching.
How does this film have a 7.0 rating on imdb.
this movie was kinda confusing but one thing i know for certain is that goths are like totally sexy
Kate Beckinsale and the mythology keep alive what is otherwise just mediocre action
Dark, Mysterious & Marvelous
What an extraordinary film! When I first saw the previews for this film I knew I would like it but when I watched this film, it was love at first watch!
Dark sets, mysterious characters and a marvelous well acted out script makes this film stand out. It is a good, solid story. Lots of action to enjoy and a highly interesting plot. Within this story is a beautiful "forbidden" romance that will have you swooning.
If you have not seen this film - I would recommend doing so if you are a fan of horror (especially if you enjoy lycans and vampires).
"If I wanted to make scenes based around one special effect each, this would be the movie I would have made."
While it lacks fully convincing character motivations or much of an interesting lore at all (a doomed love story ala classism), it makes up for its lackluster thematic elements with some gorgeous set pieces (soaked in blue, more of a midnight blue) and some interesting looking practical effects here and there.
I miss the days of post-Matrix filmmaking; and surely they're still here, but I'm speaking morely of "immediately post-Matrix" filmmaking.
I feel like the first time I watched it, it was way better! Still fun to watch, I like the whole vampire, lycan story. But not as good as I remember. Still some badass action in there!
Better than a Creed music video advanced to the millennial underbelly, which I thought it originally was. Also, Bill Nighy is a cool vampire.
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