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
Total Avg. Votes: 234,279
Underworld Writers: Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride
Underworld Director: Len Wiseman
Box Office: $51,483,949
Production: Sony Screen Gems
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary