Cert: 15 Runtime: 91 mins Director: Anna Forester Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver and Charles Dance
There is no beginning, there is no end. There is only the coming.
If you know me, you’ll know I adore the Underworld franchise! Originally Blood Wars was meant to be a re-boot and no Beckinsale! Then she came back! It really had a limited release which was ridiculous, finally I have watched Blood Wars. So what is Underworld: Blood Wars about? vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) continues her struggle against the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her, with both sides trying to use the blood of her and her daughter to become Vampire-Corvinus hybrids. 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.
The story feels very rushed,liked they’ve just hastefully put a script together within a certain time frame.Seem like everyone is betraying someone else within the vampire clan, in a struggle for power Strangely enough the lycans don’t seem to have no such structure problems in their camp.Another thing that really bugs me with this movie, is all the dramatic pauses. The vampires are suppose to be smart an quick on their feet, but when ever something unforeseen.They stop and freeze and have these super dramatic pauses ,as if they were acting for Oscars. Generally they just make you want kick and scream at the TV Kate Beckinsale and Theo James, both have this just going through the motions acting over them. And radiate very little on-screen chemistry.They are suppose to be super smart but can’t seem to foresee even the simplest of action from their opponents.They also introduce to many characters, that you don’t really get to know properly. They are just extras with a speaking part. You don’t really get a feel for them what are their motives,why are they doing what they do etc.The action was bad too, either they fight in the shadow/dark, or the camera is so close that all you see are feet and arms everywhere. All the pain!