Underworld (2003) Movie Review

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Underworld (2003)

2003 | R | Thriller, Action, Fantasy
121 minutes / 2h 01min

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Underworld Plot Synopsis:

A war has been raging between the Vampires and Lycan for centuries, Selene (Beckinsale) is a death dealer, assigned to hunt down and eradicate the last of the Lycan. When she comes across Michael Corvin (Speedman) who holds the key to end the war she must decide where her allegiances will lie.

Underworld (2003) Review

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.

  • Underworld Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 5.55
  • IMDB: 7.0
  • MetaCritic: 4.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.1

About Underworld 2003

Title: Underworld
Year: 2003
Runtime: 121 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Action, Fantasy
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.77/5 stars from 234,279 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 234,279
MPAA Rating: R
Underworld Cast Starring: Brian Steele, Rana Morrison, Richard Cetrone, Michael Sheen, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Kevin Grevioux, Scott Speedman, Sophia Myles, Kurt Carley, Wentworth Miller, Hank Amos, Danny McBride, Mike Mukatis, Shane Brolly, Zita Görög, Zita Görög, Scott McElroy, Todd Schneider, Sándor Bolla, Pierre Peters-Arnolds, Ekkehardt Belle, Zsuzsa Barsi, Claus Brockmeyer, Reinhard Brock, Pascal Breuer, Sándor Boros, Kathrin Gaube, János Oláh, Madeleine Stolze
Underworld Writers: Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride
Underworld Director: Len Wiseman
Box Office: $51,483,949
Production: Sony Screen Gems
Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/underworld/
Language: English
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary