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The fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars showcases the Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and her battle against ruthless assaults from both the Lycan clan, and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With only two supporters - David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), Selene seeks to stop the long-lasting war between Lycans and Vampires.
In 2003, the initial premise of pitting vampires against werewolves was exciting and successful enough to spark a string of sequels. However, this fifth entry in the 'Underworld' series proves that the franchise has run out of original ideas and is probably best left buried deep underground. Kate Beckinsale’s allure is largely squandered, and while she doesn’t appear to have aged a day since the first release, she certainly acts like it. None of the characters are given much complexity to work with, thereby wasting strong actors such as Tobias Menzies as the Lycan leader Marius along with Lara Pulver’s Semira, and although we see some sparks of quality shown by Charles Dance as the Vampire Elder Thomas, it's barely enough to salvage the film. It's almost as if the cold blue grading infected the entire cast and crew with a case of gloom – the script takes itself too seriously, without any humour that could have probably infused some entertainment value.
Even the CGI looks outdated, and in the current age of ground-breaking visuals, it’s inexcusable. If the previous outings were action-packed, Blood Wars is no less gory, but the fight choreography feels exhausting and it’s made worse with choppy editing that barely allows for anything of merit to register on screen. Incredibly, this extends off screen as well – the marketing for the film reveals a significant twist in the trailers, that could arguably add some element of surprise. What is surprising though, is the choice to leave out Selene’s daughter from the proceedings considering that most of the conflict surrounds her.
All of this doesn’t distract from the painfully apparent lack of interest written on the face of the lead star Kate Beckinsale - she's not even the most interesting character in a series built around her, and it's obvious she's simply going through the motions to collect another pay check. Clearly this entry is building up to yet another sequel while sacrificing itself in the process, leaving ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ in a bloody mess.
It was thought that this was Kate Beckinsale's last film playing the character Selene, but Len Wiseman has confirmed that a sixth film is in development with Beckinsale reprising her character.
Bradley James has worked with Daisy Head's (Alexia) real life father, Anthony Head in the TV show 'Merlin' (2008). They played father and son.
The film has four cast members from the 'Game of Thrones' (2011) universe. This includes Charles Dance (Thomas) who portrayed Tywin Lannister, Tobias Menzies (Marius) who portrayed Edmure Tully, James Faulkner (unknown) who portrayed Randyll Tarly and Lara Pulver (Semira) who voiced Lady Elissa Forrestor in 'Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series' (2014).
I think it was a pretty good movie, I did enjoy her rebirth process.<br/>The vampires were not quite as weak when it comes to dodging UV rounds which are leatheal and you can''t expect a vampire to regenerate so quickly after being stabbed and shot numerous times. and you have lost all that you loved. The elders were always the ones who always sat and did nothing except sentence their own the council has always been meek and back stabbing each with it''s own agenda. that is why death dealers were created but their numbers dwindled after sides were taken.The only part I wish to have seen more of what happened exactly to MICHAEL., I personally think it is impossible to kill him, half Lycon half vampire strongest combined and his powers like they said were limitless.I do wish we could of seen EVE in action if in one of the other movies before they could see through each other''s eyes how could her mother not see where she is. But now I could see why David was so good at fighting back and never backing down it was in his blood considering who mom was. Selene''s powers keep evolving which makes it so cool.But they could of shown us how they grown back in numbers, do humans still exist in this world since revenge was promised due to the purge. Honestly I think the purge was unnecessary they owned their own blood company and were not killing unlike humans the vampires kept evolving. Overall Selene did not disappoint and finally rewarded. I think there is a chance for another movie
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