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Underworld 2003

Selene, 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 werewolves for unknown reasons...

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Peeps watching this for the first time should actually start with rise of the lycans, even though it came out years after this. Rise of the Lycans ends where this begins, so yeah.
A like this movie :D
Vampires, lycanthrope. Its 'THE' movie before twilight.
Great movie

I havent seen this first film of the series. I think i started with the Rise of the Lycans.
I found it nice enough, i am into the whole fantasy etc.
So tip if you havent seen the series yet then you got 3 nice ones to see cuz in mine opinion the Underworld films are pretty good.

I Hear Ya neji. She's the MAIN Reason I have seen them ALL. I LOVE KATE(Selene) Beckinsale

A good film with both vampires and werewolves to keep you watching. There were some really nice twists to the story, the fighting scenes were cool, and Beckinsale looked pretty damn sexy in black leather.
in your face twilight!! Romeo and Juliet rip-off succeeds with werewolf's (lycan thropes) and obviously vampires, the colour blue looks good through out , wen you watch it again you remember certain bits that give you certain feelings were you feel as if you are there seeing these animals tear each other apart!!! gets boring in bits with talking ....the fx are good but some seemed ripped off from the matrix ,
"Differences will be set aside. Allegiances will be made. And soon, I will become the hunted."

Any film involving vampires and werewolves beating the living crap out of each other in an eternal war with Kate Beckinsale in can't be all bad right? WRONG. Any film that boasts Scott Speedman (who's previous work includes Duets, Dark Blue and Kitchen Party no less!) above the legend who is Bill Nighy can be quite literally that. ALL BAD. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

For centuries there has been a war going on around us in the world, a silent war, a war fought only in the shadows, a war between vampires and werewolves. But the werewolves (or Lycans are they are referred to in the film) are becoming more smart and more versatile all the time, but without their leader Lucian (who legend tells was killed by one the leaders of the vampires- Kraven- again centuries before) they are only a shadow of their former selves. Only one vampire warrior doesn't believe this legend -Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is convinced Lucian is still alive. The question is, is he?

Actually, the real question is, why would you make this film in the first place? Did they not realize that it would bake like a turkey on thanksgiving? An action packed thrill ride which tries to painfully incorporate some kind of plot into its massive scenes of action upon action with some more action thrown in, just in case there isn,t enough action. But for all it's worth and effort the action isn't really all that good anyway.

The plot, the little bit of it that there is, is not only stupid with more predictable twists and turns then the M25 during rush hour, (which, by the way won't make you surprised or care for the characters any more or less then you did before you found out) and a half cobbled together idea of what should happen, which is more or less just an excuse to have more action, it's not surprising that I didn't care for the story much. But, the story works enough to keep the suspense for the time that it runs, that's if they had kept it simple. For most of the film it's vampires Vs werewolves, then about thirty minuets before the end, that idea is thrown out the window and everyone just starts fighting everyone else, randomly and with little point or explanation.

The acting isn't up to much either with average (at best) performances from Bill Nighy and Kate Beckinsale (Who I am seriously starting to wonder ifshe can act at all) and even Scott Speedman, the other leading role, buckles and can't cut it. On the flip side of the coin both Michael Sheen (as Lucian) and Shane Brolly (as Kraven) do an outstanding job in what is otherwise luke-warm cast and film. The special effects and direction do the job to convey and capture the action but little else.

Put simply, Underworld bites.
A thoroughly enjoyable movie, Kate is as beautiful a vampire as it gets and her accent is too sexy. Four out of five stars.
a good vampire vs werewolves type movie with nice twists and turns. solid acting, good story, good setting, just an all around solid action/slight very slight romance film. just don't think too much about it and enjoy Beckinsale in sexy leather

*** out of 4
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