Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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.
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.
For some reason I find this endlessly rewatchable.
Love the opening narration, cold Kate Beckinsale, the mood, beautiful Sophia Myles, bad-ass Victor. I just love Underwold :-)
Also, Michael Sheen adds such a sense of calm dignity to his performance, his delivery of the line "My War?" just never gets out of my head.
I am a sucker for the, but you have to love a good old fashioned Werewolf/Vampire tearup.
In this one, the two tribes try to cultivate a hybrid, but the elders aren't happy bunnies at all.
Half Vampire, half Lycan, but stronger than both.
This was the first R-rated movie I saw in the theaters. I was 12 and my mom had to sneak me in.
I also remember falling asleep about 1/3 in. Never went back to seeing it or any of the sequels. Oh well.
Unrated Cut: Quite an entertaining pre-Twilight vampire vs. lycan film. The acing from the the leads is for the most part good to passable. Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen give standout performances given the material. Kate Beckinsale is also quite good. The action is good though the final shootouts between the vampire and lycan soldiers are pretty goofy.
WB - Hey, Trinity from the Matrix is pretty bad-ass, what if we made a movie with just her doing awesome action?
Audience - yeah that sounds cool!
WB - ok but it cant take place in the Matrix because those sequels are coming out soon. So instead she'll be a vampire that hunts lycans.
Audience - uhhh ok.
Maybe it's because I just re-watched The Matrix but I didnt realize how much of a clone of that movie this is. The opening action sequence happens in a subway where a bunch of black trench coat wearing people shoot automatic weapons in stylish slow-mo. The thing the Matrix didnt have in its subway scene was the crazy amount of product…
Why make a vampires vs werewolves movie if the only fighting is going to be gunfights?
Bill Nighy is the only actor worth a damn in this thing.
A vampire versus werewolf movie made a little before the craze truly began to take over and all the better because of it.
Kate Beckinsale is a mesmerizing and strong female protagonist that you will root for from the start.
Well the film finally opened in Sydney over this three day weekend, and went along to knock this film off my list.
I liked BLADE better. Why? I had more fun with BLADE. There was one joke in this film - I counted. The guns seemed unnecessary and the action uninspired. And there was actually very little action overall.
The attention given to the characters and their history was interesting, however, and maintained interest. Kate Beckinsale always looked good on screen. Bill Nighy was also entertaining in his role. Scott Speedman was boring, though, and pretty much everyone else. Oh wait - the blonde vampire lady was interesting.
The music was too much like THE MATRIX. But the they really…
I used to love this. Or at least have a certain amount of fondness for it. It was kind of a guilty pleasure of mine.
I don't know what happened, but this movie is actually quite bad! I would still watch it in the future, but definitely not the extended version, which I have just now watched, because it does feel very long and slow.
There is all sorts of wrong in this, but I guess it will remain a guilty pleasure (first movie I saw in a theatre with my friends without parents; I was 12).
I'll just wait a little while before re-watching it.
Everyone has seen this film
Very well made and Kate Beckinsale in skintight leather!
Whats not to like?
Now this is the way you film vampires and werewolves. The vampires are leather clad, cold killers that live in a castle style mansion. The werewolves are actual beasts, not just suped up canines. The war between them is intense and brutal, and has lasted hundred of years. The whole series is fabulous, and I can't wait for the next generation to come.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- Our Father
- About Schmidt
- The Abyss
- The Accidental Tourist
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- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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