Underworld: Blood Wars

(2016)

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Title:
Underworld: Blood Wars
Release Date:
1st December 2016
Runtime:
91 min
MPAA Rating:
R
Genres:
Directors:
Anna Foerster
Writers:
Cory Goodman, Kyle Ward
Languages:
English
Stream Quality:
1080p / 720p / 480p

Storyline

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 60%
IMDb Rating 6.4

Casts

Charles Dance as Thomas
Kate Beckinsale as Selene
Lara Pulver as Semira
Theo James as David
Tobias Menzies as Marius

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by DarkLights95 7th January, 2017

Great action flick

Me my friends were originally going to see Star Wars Rogue, but got there late, and saw that Underworld was playing, so we're like meh whatever let's see. I seen them all but barely remembered anything except that it was about some vampire vs werewolf war. My friends went in with no info about any Underworld movies. End result, it was a fun super action packed movie that had some fight moments that will make you go "OHHH SHITT", majority of all the characters were hot as hell, and in the hour and half we weren't bored once as it was just fight scene after fight scene with little moments of dialogue to further the story. If you're looking for some in depth Oscar worthy movie, this ain't it. If you just want to grab a snack and watch some great fight scenes involving swords, guns and cgi monsters, you'll have a blast.

Reviewed by nancy-scuba 7th January, 2017

Fun, cool movie

I don't understand why people don't like this movie. I wonder what they expect when they go in. It's a great story line: 1. Selene finds out about a few things that are important for her about her story that we all know. 2. A very cool thing happens to her and the movie is interesting and has action from the very moment it starts. 3. No sappy romantic anything. 4. Very entertaining. 5. Keep in mind that this is fantasy and its goal is to keep you entertained. I can't wait to see what happens next since the end means there have to be other things following. It cannot end just like that.

Reviewed by Klemen 20th December, 2016

Better than expected

After the disappointment that was Awakening I didn't go see this movie with high expectations, but I came out surprised. The movie is totally fine. Does it have some poor CGI and bad actions scenes? Absolutely. But it also has some quite brutal and "Whoa" moments. What surprised me the most was the story which actually references a lot of the past movies, expands the lore and ties some loose ends nicely. Critics will absolutely destroy this movie but if you are a fan of the series or just want to throw some popcorn in your face watching a fun movie, you should definitely check it out. Did I mention Kate Beckinsale still kicks ass?

Reviewed by edudejager 7th December, 2016

A must-avoid for all Underworld fans

I enjoy (good) vampire movies, dark movies, good screenplays, good production, good screenplay, good cinematography and characters like Selene. This means I really enjoyed the first three Underworld movies, provided we ignore the prequel which was no more than acceptable. It also means that this movie ruined the franchise for me. Production was poor and clearly quite low budget (reuse of the same footage on a few occasions, etc.), the script was inadequate and, while Anna Foerster has put in some credible performances in TV, this was quite poor. Len Wiseman, or even Marlind and Stein, could conceivably have turned this into a movie worthy of the franchise. There is also a hole in the plot worthy of a B-grade horror. SPOILER ALERT. And here comes the spoiler: The very premise of the movie is that Semira's coven is impregnable and Marius would be foolish to attack it without the blood of Selene's daughter. The werewolves specifically state that they "looked for any weaknesses and there are none". Then, later on in the movie, with no such blood, the werewolves walk in there like they own the place and it is clear that they would have taken the coven has it not been for the arrival of a transformed Selene with significant backup. The entire first 80% of the movie is rendered superfluous in one scene. SPOILER ENDS And so the great Underworld franchise goes out with a whimper. Neither Kate Beckinsale nor the character of Selene deserved this, some heads should be hung in shame.

Reviewed by lest-rj 4th December, 2016

A welcome new addition to the franchise

If you're reading this review, I take it you're actually considering watching the fifth installment of an action-horror vampire/werewolf franchise; so, this is not for those who will be pointing fingers at 'originality' or 'depth' of the script, right? Okay. Taking the movie as it is, its purpose and audience in mind, I can definitely say it delivers: way better than the last one (Underworld Awakening), Blood Wars is highly entertaining, never boring, extremely fast-paced and the Selene we have here is less robotic and more developed than we've seen her before. That, in itself, is saying something! It also expands the story a bit; it doesn't feel like a "been there done that" at all. If I hadn't seen the trailers, I would be actually mildly surprised at some of the twists & turns of the movie. That, my friends, is also saying something! By the end of the movie, I'm sure that fans will be pleased to see that there's still plenty of life left for the franchise. And even if you're going in for the first time - which is unlikely - you're probably going to understand and be able to enjoy the film as a stand-alone adventure. That's saying a lot!