Terrible acting, screenplay and direction.
I don't have all the words right now but this film is a work of art.
Don't listen to the negative reviews
A Disappointing Continuation
The first movie of Underworld is very scary. But this is scarier. This movie has great acting. It also has great special effects. It also has a great story line. 6.8 is a good ratting. But this such a great horror film that 6.8 is underrating it. This is a 10. See this movie. It is scarier then The Shining and that is not easy to do. This scarier then Halloween and that is not easy to do. This is scarier then Friday the 13th and that is not easy to do. This is scarier then A Nightmare on elm street and that is not easy to do. This is scarier then Psycho and that is not easy to do. One movie that is scarier then this is Underworld awakenings. This is one of the scariest movies from 2006. See it.
I recently saw Underworld: Blood Wars in the theater and it inspired me to review the entire franchise. Two days ago I re-watched Underworld (2003) and today I watched Underworld: Evolution.Well shame on me. I skipped right over Underworld: Evolution and didn't even realize or know. With that, I still was able to enjoy the three that followed this one (Rise of the Lycans, Awakening, and the recently released Blood Wars).I didn't quite like Evolution as much as I did Underworld (2003) but it still held its own. This installment was about uncovering Vampire/Lycan history. More information and more secrets were revealed about both species. Again there were many bullets shot (so many rounds of ammo and so many guns) and again Selene (Kate Beckinsale) had to fight some ferocious beasts (both Vampire and Lycan).A sound follow up and link to Underworlds to follow.
This film opens eight hundred years ago as we see an early battle between vampires and lycans; it ends with the capture of William, the first lycan, by his brother, Marcus the first vampire, and Victor. We then return to the present; moments after the previous film ended. Selene is on the run with hybrid Michael but decides she must return to mansion before Kraven and kill Marcus
it turns out that by the time she gets there Marcus has killed Kraven. Marcus is determined to find and free his brother William; something that would be disastrous for the world as he and those he turns are unable to take human form so are always vicious creatures. Selene and Michael are determined to stop him.Before watching this film it is highly advisable that you watch opening film first as little time is wasted explaining who is who or what is going on. If you watched and enjoyed the first film you are almost certain to enjoy this as it is at least as good if not slightly better. There is plenty of exciting action throughout the film as well as a fairly solid story. The cast does a fine job; Kate Beckinsale is great as Selene and Scott Speedman impresses as Michael
his character is definitely more interesting now he has become the hybrid. Derek Jacobi is a fine addition as Corvinus; the first immortal and father of Marcus and William. On the down side some of the CGI shows its age a bit but thankfully not enough to spoil my enjoyment of the film. The ending nicely wraps up the story before hinting at more to come. Overall I'd say this was a pretty good film that fans of the franchise are sure to enjoy.
Kelso Von Grimm
If must say that the Underworld movies are enjoyable if you love vampires, werewolves, sci-fi and a LOT of fighting. I love how they re-invented the vampire and the werewolf, I like how the vampires look and the werewolves are alright too. The whole world looks dark and grey, with rain and snow everywhere which obviously helps the atmosphere become more haunted and vampiresque.It's just that there is one thing missing: emotions and character development. The whole movie centers around a big problem that vampire Selene and her hybrid boyfriend have to solve. They move from the one place to the other, looking for clues to find out the truth. Obviously people are following them and trying to stop them and they have to kick some ass and continue their journey. It is enjoyable and the story is really really good, it's just that you don't really feel anything because the characters are just all very dull. Selene is the child trauma serious girl, which is boring and dull after a while. She only cares about her boyfriend, but other than that she is no fun, no good lines and not even some sarcasm. She barely shows affection for Michael (except for the parts they are all over each other) but not really any conversations that might point out that they are in a relationship. Almost all characters are designed like that, they all look like robots to me and that is why I just can't say that Underworld is a favorite. I watched a lot of vamp movies and I must say that I wouldn't recommend Underworld as a personal fav, I would just say that the story is nice and there is a lot of ass kicking violence in it. I will continue with the rest of the movies, hopefully they suddenly change their ways!