a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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.
So much early 2000s style.
I like Underworld because it's moody, it's got some some interesting ideas and of course it has cool action scenes. Although I'm left a little disappointed because I'd have liked to have seen some of the ideas the movie touches on be a little more fleshed out as opposed to playing second fiddle to the action.
This is a movie where I was told who to root for, by being given one side of a story but as the movie unfolds and I was given more information, I wasn't entirely sure that the side I was rooting for was the right side.
The lycans in this movie, and their leader Lucian remind me of Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice; Are they only the bad guys because the people we're supposed to be cheering on doesn't like them?
It's Twilight on steroids
Underworld is another movie from my childhood that I think I will always love with every ounce of my being. Upon a rewatch that was long overdue I found myself completely in love with the characters and story all over again. There's nothing about this movie that I would change -- flaws and all. Maybe it's because I'm particularly biased, maybe it's because I love a gritty vampire/werewolf story, or maybe it just is.
Underworld will always be among my favorite film series.
I got to watch the director's cut of this film. A scifi/monster gem/guilty pleasure. This cut adds about eleven minutes which adds a few dozen seconds here and there. These additional scenes add a sub-plot involving the death of Michael's fiancee/girlfriend/wife (how soon I forget) and the relationship between Kraven and Erika. Neither adds anything tto the story and I can see why they were left out. No need to get this one for your collection, unless you want the commentary track, which looks like it is different than the original DVD release. I just got this because it was in a three pack with the next two movies and it was on sale at Amazon for $5.
Selene is a beautiful vampire warrior entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a human who is sought by the werewolves for unknown reasons.
The first edition of the Underworld franchise has held up pretty well with special effects being not too shabby although sometimes the werewolves look a bit silly when running towards the camera. The story is pretty solid with the 1000 year war between the Vampires and Lycans with a new half Vampire half Lycan being created but this character is somewhat dumbed down and a bit useless. It had plenty of pretty cool action scenes both unarmed and with weaponry, the bullet count must have been in the 1000s. The lead character Selene (Beckinsale) was pretty intersting and there wasn't really anything to dislike there, Victor (Bill Nighy) was played very well as the leader of the vampires who was…
The costumes are amazing, and I love the atmosphere in the movie.
Los de Crepúsculo molando.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…