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Year
2003
Runtime
121 min.
Director
Len Wiseman
Genres
Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
174,515
Checks
15,040
Favs
490
Dislikes
236
Favs/checks
3.3% (1:31)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. thecr1mmreaper's avatar

    thecr1mmreaper

    Pure, unadulterated schlock and I absolutely love it for that. A joy to watch from start to end, and watching Michael Sheen in this movie is just an absolute joy. Plus Kate Beckinsale in leather is nice too lol. Nice worldbuilding, good action, cool lore even though it doesn't always make sense. Recommend this to anyone. 2 years 4 months ago
  2. DisneyStitch's avatar

    DisneyStitch

    What I really like is how it utterly catapults you into the action and the mythos of the world that it is crafting as you're along for the ride. Beckinsale cuts a mean figure in her leather getup and ice blue contact lenses and the action scenes are very decent. Bill Nighy brings more than a little pizazz to the film and plays a great vampire. 2 years 7 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Taking a page or twelve from the World of Darkness RPGs Vampire the Masquerade and Werewolf the Apocalypse, Underworld throws us into the deep end of the pool, very much in medias res, in a war between vampires and werewolves. We catch up to the politics at play eventually, and the heroine Selene (Kate Beckingsale) also eventually becomes sympathetic, but the film does a poor job of telling us why we should root for either side. Though there are some quick references to artificial blood, it all feels like they're washing the blood off monsters' hands. Except it all takes too long, so the first-time viewer would be right to feel at a distance from any of the stakes. I appreciate the world-building, but perhaps it loses something in the pacing, and is entirely too interested in extended machine guns blazing (not only does this seem off-genre, but it's just about the most boring action sequence I can imagine; there's some gun fu too, and that's where the movie needed to go, not boring 80s Hollywood gunplay). Still better than the monster vs. monster movies Underworld's success spawned, like Van Helsing and I, Frankenstein, which lack even more character. 6 years 8 months ago
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