Underworld (2003) Movie Review

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2003 | R | Thriller, Action, Fantasy
121 minutes /

User Score: 73/100

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Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

In Underworld (2003), Kate Beckinsale stars as Selene, a high-ranking member of an elite vampire warrior class working to obliterate the Lycans - the race of werewolves. The struggle between the races has been waging for centuries, but a scheme to create an interbred species that combines the strengths of both races threatens to undermine both groups’ existence and their underworld battle.

Things get started as Selene uncovers a Lycan plot to kidnap a human doctor ( Scott Speedman), who somehow has a connection to both races. Kraven, the arrogant vampire leader, quickly becomes jealous of the affection between Selene and the doctor. At the same time, the Lycan leader is trying to hunt them both down. It’s "Romeo and Juliet", "The Matrix", and "Dracula Meets the Wolfman" thrown into a blender.

It is rare see a good film with both werewolves and vampires. Underworld was kind of cool, but it didn’t deliver enough action, and the story was way too complicated when all you want to see is Selene. Seriously, though, the plot twists so much, there was a different bad guy every ten minutes. Very annoying. But it is decently cool action and a hot lead character.

About Underworld 2003

Title: Underworld
Year: 2003
Runtime: 121 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Action, Fantasy
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.65/5 stars from 126 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 126
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Brian Steele, Rana Morrison, Richard Cetrone, Michael Sheen, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Kevin Grevioux, Scott Speedman, Sophia Myles, Kurt Carley, Wentworth Miller, Danny McBride, Mike Mukatis, Shane Brolly, Scott McElroy, Todd Schneider, Hank Amos, Zita Görög, Zoltan Papp, Sándor Bolla, Pierre Peters-Arnolds, Ekkehardt Belle, Zsuzsa Barsi, Claus Brockmeyer, Reinhard Brock, Pascal Breuer, Sándor Boros, Kathrin Gaube, János Oláh, Madeleine Stolze
Writers: Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride
Director: Len Wiseman