Plot : The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja, in his battle against the Vampire army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.
Review : This actually wound up being a pretty good addition to the Underworld franchise. I remember first seeing the trailer to the film, and to be completely honest, I thought it was going to be terrible. Well I was wrong, I may not have loved this film, but I still thought it was a good movie that was enjoyable to watch.
The story was good, but the thing is we heard about all of it before in the first Underworld. There was maybe about 15 minutes of flashback material in the first film that showed us what happened. That right there spoiled this movie for me, you knew what was going to happen and for me that ruined everything. Did i like seeing the complete story of how the whole war began? Of course, it was great and they did a great job with the story for this film, but like I said you already know some of the things that are going to happen, which kind of ruins the film a little. I would have enjoyed it much more if I didn’t know what was going too happen. As for the acting? Well there was no Kate Beckinsale in this film, which was a bummer, but the cast did pretty good without her. I think that Michael Sheen and Rhona Mitra where great in this movie and made things really enjoyable for the viewers. The supporting cast also did a great job, great all around performance from the cast. The viewers were really able to connect with the characters and that’s great.
The Underworld films were never really that scary, so you shouldn’t expect to get scared from this film. The movie does provide us with some crazy transformations, good action scenes, kills, and blood. I’m a sucker for vampire and werewolf movies, I’m sorry i can’t help it. The way that they have the werewolf transform is crazy and they have them look insanely creepy. The movie won’t scare you but it can do a good job oat creeping you out. The movie is filled with kills and blood, which make the movie enjoyable. Look at this creepy but yet touching scene, poor Sonja. Overall this was a good movie that is enjoyable and can keep the viewer entertained. The story and acting were great, although the story could have been better if we didn’t already know what was going too happen. Just like all the other films in this franchise the movie isn’t scary, but it can still creep you out and gives you some crazy fighting scenes, which lead to intense kills and blood. If you haven’t watched this movie I recommend you go watch it. You won’t regret it! It’s not as good as the others, but this is an enjoyable film!
I give this movie a 8/10