Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans
Depicts the origins of the centuries-long blood feud between two powerful and immortal tribes, the aristocratic Vampires, known as Death Dealers, and the barbaric Lycans, a line of fierce werewolves.
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Vampire vs. werewolf prequel is heavy on gore, low on fun.
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Rotten: Awkward camera angles, editing and pacing of some fight sequences gives a direct-to-video at times. If you're a fan of the last two Underworld movies and are willing to suspend your disbelief and to check your brain at the door for 93 minutes, you'll at l
- Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Left with only a small pocket of timeline to embroider, the prequel manages to develop a breezy, bloody, operatic experience. Even better, it wipes away the toxic awfulness of Evolution. It's now safe to return to the Underworld.
- Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: Sheen and Nighy do their best with the material, but this is easily the worst Underworld so far.
- Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly, Monday, January 26, 2009
I went in to this expecting nothing good. No Kate Beckinsale?? How could it be good. well i was surprised. Solid sci fi/ fantasy with decent acting. Good effects and an effective telling of the backstory of the original Underworld.
- jmanard52, Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I've finally seen it and I genuinely like it. I didn't think I would dig it because usually medieval sbackdrops bore me, but this flick was a rare exception. I expected basically nonstop swordfights and it pretty much was just that, but the bits of plot wedged here and there were actually more compelling then how this story was told in prior entries. When this film was announced, I was disappointed that the franchise was touching on prequel territory, the synopsis of which had already been divulged in the first two films. But seeing it, the writers did far better than I expected and actually added some worthwhile details to the Underworld story. And it's fantastic to see Bill Nighy playing VIctor is his glorious prime. Definitely recommended to action AND horror fans, and for those who like bloody battles and darker fantasy settings, this is a must see.
- Stinger839, Tuesday, January 26, 2010