Movies about/starring women and girls of all ages. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but…
After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter named Nissa, and when she finds her, they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them all.
The return of Kate Beckinsale in another tight pair of leather trousers should have been cause for celebration. Unfortunately she should have saved herself from the friction burns and stayed happily away from this one.
The fourth in the series and the ideas have definitely dried up. Kate returns, Michael gets frozen, and a sinister child of the two rears her rather boring little head. How this one got the green-light is anyone's guess, but it's a dud. It's devoid of anything new, anything approaching originality, and even the effects look cheap and nasty like Kate's trousers. Charles Dance probably is a vampire in real life, you know what those gingers are like, but even he couldn't breathe life into…
I want you to explain something to me.
How the hell do you mess up a film with a gorgeous heroine, vampires, werewolves and Charles friggin' Dance?
It simply fails on all levels. The CGI looks awful, the creature design uninspired, the plot is as predictable as it is bland and the action about as exciting as knitting a sweater.
I actually enjoyed some of the previous Underworld films, but this one is guilty of one critical offence.
It is beige.
I need to rewatch the first Underworld without falling asleep to be sure, but I think this fourth episode in the not-so-illustrious saga is the best of the bunch. The narrative is pretty incoherent, a feeling which isn't helped by introducing world-changing events in the opening credits. I had fun watching it, though. It's visually slick, and gory too. But only recommended if you found the others at least somewhat tolerable (yeah, high praise).
The opening credits feature an interesting story idea. The rest of the film doesn't. So, I recommend you watch the first two minutes, then for the remaining eighty eight, close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears and imagine your own film. I did and it was brilliant. There were aliens, undersea mermaid battles, my inauguration as president of the world and some rather saucy moments between Kate Beckingsale and myself which took up a good portion of the running time.
So, in conclusion, my version of the film gets five stars with quotations like "a triumph" on the poster, whereas the real film gets... Sorry, I was just thinking of my scenes with Kate Beckingsale again, what was I meant to be talking about?
The fact that there's four (soon to be five) of these movies is pretty impressive. Not that they're not enjoyable, but we're clearly running on fumes at this point.
Never underestimate the power of black leather I guess.
One of cinema’s great mysteries is how a series that features Kate Beckinsale in a figure hugging PVC catsuit could be so unremittingly boring. Yet over the space of three films (four if you count the superior prequel that Beckinsale didn’t even appear in) boring is exactly what Underworld has been. A war between vampires and werewolves should make compelling viewing yet the entire series is far too po-faced to ever truly be considered enjoyable.
This fourth film is perhaps the worst of the bunch. I say perhaps because in truth I remember very little of the other films other than the tedium they caused. Once again we get badly choreographed action sequences between the two mythical monsters but this…
Un tad pienāca laiks ceturtajam turpinājumama 3d versijā.
Bekinseila ir atpakaļ, tikpat smaidīga un dzīvespriecīga un ar koka ģīmi visus močī nost. Šoreiz kariņš ar cilvēci, kura gandrīz iznīcinājusi vilcānus (vienojāmies jau, ka Lycans ltvikojam šādi) un medī vampīrus. Tāpēc vampīriem dikti grūti...
Un tad Selēna nāk pie samaņas, ir pagājuši 12 gadi, hibrīds brūth=gāns pazudis, toties ir skuķis, kas šo par mammu sauc...
ja esi rezējis pirmos trīs laidienus, nav iemesla nenoskatīties arī šo.
Possibly the best of the Underworld franchise so far. It gets better when it gets less indulgent on storytelling and puts its mindless-yet-thrilling action affront.
Ich verstehe es wenn man den vierten Teil katastrophal fand, ich mochte ihn aber damals schon und das hat sich nun bei der inzwischen dritten Sichtung nicht geändert.
Allein die Storyprämisse mit dem Zeitsprung und dem Krieg der geherrscht hat, macht die Sache deutlich interessanter, als den kompletten Evolution Teil. Schade ist es natürlich, dass Scott Speedman keine Lust mehr auf die Rolle hatte und es deswegen nur ein bisschen Michael gibt und das war es dann auch. Insgesamt bietet der Film auch nichts wirklich neues was die Story angeht und wirkt wie ein Überbrückungsteil.
Mit Charles Dance gibt es immerhin wieder eine sympathische neue Rolle. Wobei India Eisley als Tochter irgendwie nie wirklich überzeugen kann. Theo James, na ja…
Als Auffrischung geguckt.
Not the best Underworld movie, but i liked it.
These movies are very dumb and yet, I'm kinda glad they exist?
I hope this franchise never dies
Some cheesy dialogue, one or two logical stretches and painfully obvious CGI collide with the return of Selene, cool choreographed fight scenes and some very effective plot twists, making this a very O.K. dark action movie - that is not quite as charming as parts 1 and 2.
... but what was that strange Wes Bentley cameo for??
Selene awakens after being in a coma for 12 years and finds out that she has a daughter. They must fight against an evil corporation bent on creating super-Lycans.
So normally films get worst in series the further you go, right? The first one knocks it out of the part (at least for you) and you're interested in it enough to keep coming back, because you like enough of the following movies or it brings back good memories from the first or maybe you just want closure. That's certainly how I feel about the Saw franchise for instance. But for some reason, and maybe I'm just in the mood for these films right now, this is my favorite of the…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…