With Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy
Directed by Len Wiseman

The original
Underworld was quite a blast with rival vampire and werewolf clans battling it out across the centuries into our modern era. While the first movie is not all that old, the flashbacks and explanations proved handy as I'd forgotten most of the more intricate details behind the plot. While movies like The Matrix pulled the PVC catsuit from the fetish dungeon into the mass market, it still looks damn fine, even on a not-so-buxom, but pretty lass as Beckinsale. Together with her hybrid boyfriend (bitten by both vamp & wolf in the first film), she has to fend off those hunting her for the killing of the ruling Bill Nighy character, but also run from the original resurrected vampire and new force. The origin of the vampires and werewolves (or Lycans) is exposed but at times the pontificating explanations make you glaze over. Our heroin also get more details on her past, her father and how she is an inadvertent key (or deterrent) for the coming of a new evil. Lots of stylized action and cool sets (with over-stylized lighting) make for a fun sequel, but one you would not have missed had it not been made. Loads of blue contact lenses on display.

3 / C
- PB

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click below for the first Underworld

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5 - Blistering
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3 - Smolder
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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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