#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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.
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I think it is fairly safe to say that if you did not like any of the other installments in the Underworld movie series then you will not like this one.
As usual with these kind of movies it is one where you preferably switch of most higher brain functions before watching and just sit down and enjoy the show. The movie is certainly not a masterpiece when it comes to story and script. Actually the script is, at times, fairly crappy. There are for example a sequence were the Lycans are attacking the stronghold castle of the Vampires and the script writer taught it was a good idea to just let them drive straight into the center of the castle and breach the door before they got challenged. What the f…?
On the whole the script is a typical Hollywood B-movie concoction that holds little merit. If this would have been the first movie in the series I think there would never had been a series made at all.
So why did I like it then? Well, even if the script is nothing to write home about it is not a total disaster and it serves as an excuse to provide 90 minutes of good entertaining Vampire vs Lycan action. Plain and simple.
Of course Kate Beckinsale is a good reason for liking the movie as well. Her moving around in her intimidating (and good looking) skintight clothes slashing up Lycans in various creative ways makes up for some of the not so stellar script. I probably pissed of a bunch of feminists there but it is not really like a care about that.
The action and the CGI is reasonably well done and another reason to like the movie. Actually, come to think about it, Kate Beckinsale, the action and the CGI is pretty much the reasons I liked this movie.
They could have selected a more charismatic bad guy though. For most of the movie I felt Marcus was bland and even a bit dull.
It is not the best movie in the series but it does not exactly shame the series either. For me, I have to rate my enjoyment of it as above average compared to movies in general.
You know what to expect by now.
This series has been going on so long now that this movie almost comes across as a throwback, since it’s still drenched in all the post-MATRIX visual cliches.
Beckinsale is as remarkably photogenic as ever, but the camera never lingers on her face for more than about two seconds. The running time is as tight as her costume, and it feels rushed.
We have a few decent fight scenes but the gunplay is just a mush of noise with very little in the way of cool choreography.
Still, there’s fun to be had watching the gore and all the scenery-chewing that’s going on.
Kate Beckinsale black hair with blonde ombré. Nuff said.
Seriously. If my title isn’t enough for you to rush out and watch this film then nothing is. I’m a dude which means my haircare knowledge extends from Head N Shoulders to baseball cap, but in that climactic scene when Kate appears with her new ‘do, I swear I went full tilt hairdresser and renewed my subscription to Cosmo. The point being, Underworld is, has, and always shall be, about the eye candy.
Whether “eye candy” comes in the form of slick vinyl body suits, strappy skin-showing mesh, or guns the size of your head, “Underworld: Blood Wars” delivers. But that’s not all it delivers. Here in the final Beckinsale chapter of the franchise (according to her), we see a welcome return to the twisty turny plot intrigue that defined the original. Sure it begins with the same ole same ole: Selene (Kate) is being hunted by Lycans, Vampires and everyone short of a mob of duck hunters in Iowa. We think this is just going to be another mindless action romp except with A-list fashion designers. But stick around past the halfway mark when things get interesting, loyalties criss-cross, and this film becomes worthy of being the final Underworld chapter.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. The plot is about Selene on the run because both Lycans and vampires want to find the location of her daughter from part 4 “Awakening”. With an interesting spin though, we realize in the first scene that Selene herself doesn’t even know where her daughter is. Thus everyone is chasing her for nothing, and Selene herself doesn’t even see the point in running. This is a subtle shift in Selene’s character where, in earlier films, she was driven by a strong desire to fight. But here in the final chapter, she is at her most nihilistic: faithless, apathetic and downright suicidal. It adds tremendous depth to her character as we see that she’s no longer a stereotypical superhero driven by truth, justice and the American way; but rather, she is reaching rock bottom and wondering what’s the point in all these movies.
If that angle appeals to you, I think you’ll really dig this flick. Like I said it’s subtle, but once you realize what’s going on in Selene’s head, her character arc takes on an interesting new dimension. I can’t help but think of the cool 90s trilogy “The Prophecy” where the archangel Gabriel (Christopher Walken) undergoes a profound evolution from start to finish. Here in Underworld we see Selene undergo a similar transformation as she comes to grips with her own personal story.
Rounding out the tale we have a pair of truly badass adversaries. On the Lycan side is Marius, an intelligent, strategic villain who keeps you guessing as to whether he’s a cruel monster or actually someone with a logical, efficient solution to the endless conflict. No one even seems to know where he came from, but that’s part of the surprise. On the vampire side is Semira, the coldest, most sinister and sexiest vampire since Ingrid Pitt played Elizabeth Bathory (or for you real old schoolers, how about Amanda Donohoe in “Lair of the White Worm”? homina homina). Thus the film presents one of the greatest 3-way conflicts since The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
That, for my money, was enough to justify watching this flick. But when you throw into the mix the wardrobe and hair departments, I mean… *mic drop*
*picks up mic* Um, in other words, check it out.
There is no beginning, there is no end, there is only the coming
I still remember seeing the first Underworld in the theatre and enjoying it very much, though I didn’t see any of the subsequent films at the cinema, only on DVD. I re-watched them in preparation for seeing this film and, as it stands, the original’s still the best, with Evolution and Rise of the Lycans vying for second and third place, alternating between the two depending on my mood, while Awakening remains my least favourite. I’m afraid Blood Wars isn’t much better. Whilst the fourth film felt like it was just non-stop gory action with little to no story, this film seems to have the opposite problem. Gorehounds needn’t fear, there’s still some quality violence (most of which the Lycans seem to wind up on the receiving end of, like being split in half and having their spines ripped out). The main problem is the vampire politics are brought to the forefront.
The other problem? Super sexy latex-clad vampire Death Dealer, Selene, feels as though she’s no longer the focus of her own franchise (though at least she gets some memorable lines/moments). Let’s be honest, most people come to see Kate Beckinsale rocking the black latex catsuit like nobody else can. So it remains a mystery as to why the writers appear to be slowly phasing out her character. Please note filmmakers: These films wouldn’t be worth continuing without Ms. Beckinsale. Some tend to dismiss her acting ability, but she’s what’s held this franchise together. So it’s disappointing her character is absent for what feels like long stretches. Blood Wars begins like Awakening did, with Kate’s/Selene’s voice-over (now with added echoing repeating what she’s already said!) and clips from the previous films…though, really, if you haven’t seen the others, why’re you even here? Theo James’s David character from Awakening has a much more expanded role this time (now fully replacing Scott Speedman’s Michael as the franchise’s male lead. Yes, Michael’s dead. Barring some future “We only SAID he was dead/were only pretending!” reveal pulled out of the writers’ arses, the Smurf is no more). Whether you’re a fan of David or not will likely contribute to your enjoyment of the film, as he seems to take over the movie from Selene for significant portions.
I’ll miss the Selene/Michael relationship, but am not opposed to David’s character helping Selene, though it might rub some the wrong way how his backstory/ancestry’s delved into so deeply it almost feels like *he’s* the film’s main star. Those who paid attention to the first films will appreciate references to a certain character who had minimal screen time, yet plays an important part in this film’s storyline, while everyone else will be left wondering, “Who?”. The blood of Selene and her daughter, Eve (who’s referenced aplenty but only appears in the film’s closing seconds), also proves important, as there’s much exchanging of said blood between different characters. Other than Selene and David, the only significant returning character is Charles Dance’s Thomas. Whilst not as memorable as Bill Nighy’s Viktor, an actor of his caliber lends some weight/credibility to proceedings. His relationship with his son and heretofore untold connection with a past long-dead character is given prominence. Playing well off Dance is Lara Pulver, sporting constantly changing hairstyles as Semira. They do what they can with the material they’re given. Semira’s character also provides a cautionary tale in why you shouldn’t treat your henchman/lover like crap, as we see play out between her and Bradley James’ Varga.
Outlander’s Tobias Menzies, as Lycan Marius, isn’t given anywhere near the complexity of his character from that series, as here he’s mainly just another complication in an already rather convoluted story. Nor is his relationship with vampire, Alexia, given much depth…though at least Daisy Head is quite striking, so you don’t forget her character. Also memorable on account of their physical appearance are the Nordic Coven, the best of which is Lena (resembling a vampire Daenerys Targaryen). She kicks major arse with a sword and shield (apparently the Nordic Coven *do* bring swords to gun fights), plus also possesses a “teleport” ability of sorts. For a newcomer, Clementine Nicholson fares better with what little she’s given compared to others who’re given more. She also plays an important part in Selene’s physical transformation (including her picking up that handy teleportation ability) to becoming ‘more’ than she already is…which is just as well, as poor Selene’s put through the wringer this time around. It pained me seeing our heroine beaten up/knocked down more than ever, but allowed for a triumphant return, stronger/faster/better than ever…and now with white blonde highlights in her jet black hair.
The last couple of films’ over-reliance on CGI versus the practical effects for the Lycans of the earlier films is to the movies’ detriment, as the CGI creatures just aren’t as impressive (and in the case of the Marius man-wolf creature, rather laughable/dredging up bad memories of the Scorpion King from The Mummy Returns…though not quite THAT bad). Note for future movies: Refrain from going half/half, either human or full beast is the way to go. Clearly this isn’t intended as the franchise’s final film, but assuming another one does indeed happen, that probably *should* be the last. The earlier Underworld films weren’t exactly ‘high art’, but they felt like they had more substance to them than these last two. Given how much time was devoted to Eve previously, it’s strange she’s mainly absent here (perhaps she’ll play a more significant role in the next movie?). I feel the franchise lost something after delving more into the world of men, but at least this one LOOKS more like an Underworld film than Awakening did (though the music/score’s sadly lacking Wedard’s ‘Leidenschaft’). Say what you will about Len Wiseman, but I feel these later films’ direction have suffered from his absence. My main hope for the next movie? That the filmmakers remember who this franchise’s star is and give Beckinsale/Selene the attention/importance/prominence she deserves.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Anna Foerster
Writer Cory Goodman (screenplay by), Kyle Ward (story by), Cory Goodman (story by), Kevin Grevioux (based on characters created by), Len Wiseman (based on characters created by), Danny McBride (based on characters created by)
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver
Production Company Lakeshore Entertainment, Sketch Films
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Weapon Dragon
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate), Light Iron (mobile dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (6K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema (also 3-D version)