Vampire death dealer Selene fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
|Release Date||:||November 28, 2016|
|Production Company||:||Lakeshore Entertainment, Screen Gems, Sketch Films|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Kyle Ward, Kevin Grevioux, Danny McBride, Len Wiseman, Cory Goodman, Cory Goodman|
|Casts||:||Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies, Charles Dance, Bradley James, James Faulkner, Daisy Head, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, India Eisley, Brian Caspe, Oliver Stark, Sveta Driga, Zuzana Stivínová, Brian Caspe, Jan Nemejovský, Dan Bradford, David Bowles, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Eva Larvoire, Jordan Haj, Marielle Tepper, Trent Garrett|
|Plot Keywords||:||martial arts, sword, vampire, ambition, war, sequel, betrayal, werewolf, gothic, uzi, woman director, drinking blood, fifth part, urban gothic, neck breaking|
I watch the Underworld movies for pure action, a little bit of story, and seeing a bad chick kicking butt. As far as girl power movies go, the Underworld franchise is one of--if not--my favorite.
Underworld: Blood Wars was, of course, more of Selene (Kate Beckinsale) being the bad B in black. She was still on the lam hiding from both Vampires and Lycans. She had to deal with Marius (Edmure Tully err uh Tobias Menzies) this new and improved Lycan leader and Thomas (Tywin Lannister err uh Charles Dance) an old guard Vampire.
The movie offered me what I was looking for. I'm not some Vampire or Lycan purist. I don't mind their story being retold in different ways or their core attributes being altered as well. Did they get after it? Were there some ooh and aah moments? Yes and yes. I found myself oohing and aahing a few times (or more correctly saying OH and DAM!).
I will say that there was one drawback. The last installment was 2012, five years ago--the one before that was 2009 and the one before that was 2006 and the one before that was 2003. My point being that, whereas Selene does do a narrative recap at the beginning it wasn't nearly enough to totally refresh my memory on who everyone was and why they all hate her. I'd seen all of them but only once and it wasn't like I memorized characters or even the central theme of the four previous episodes. This movie was still able to stand on its own even with the brief synopsis of how she got to the point she was at. It's a solid movie that can be viewed all on its own if one should choose to.