USA / English
"An immortal battle for supremacy. "Selene (Beckinsale), a beautiful vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael (Speedman), a werewolf who longs for the war to end.
Surprisingly good! I'm impressed!
As soon as I saw the preview to this film I wrote it off as a silly Matrix
rip-off trying to attack a subject that is so tired (vampires/werewolves).
I really never had any intention of seeing Underworld until my girlfriend,
who saw it in theaters, repeatedly suggested I watch it. After watching the
DVD just now I must say that I enjoyed it a lot. I was completely into the
story, which is surprisingly rich and engaging. One would have to be a bit
naïve not to admit that Underworld does indeed borrow from a variety of
action films, most notably The Matrix. It should be obvious to any
free-thinking person that none of the ideas present in Underworld are
original, but what this film does well is take ideas that were established
in the past and build on them more. This is by no means a carbon copy of
any of the films from which it borrows from. Slow motion gun battles didn't
originate with the Matrix films. The most refreshing aspect of this movie
is the story, which surprisingly has many layers and puts a totally fresh
new spin on the vampire/werewolf stories. This aspect, along with the
excellent visual effects makes Underworld an enjoyable experience. A sequel
for this is inevitable, and I must say that I'm really looking forward to
it. Underworld was a very pleasant surprise.
*** out of **** stars
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