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January 09, 2009

Underworld

Underworld Dulled by the gauzy dark blue, gray and green color scheme that became the rage after "Blade Runner" (1982) for conveying lurid futuristic landscapes, "Underworld" is a hybrid horror and action film that succeeds as neither. Filmed in Budapest, the movie centers on a centuries-old war between a race of Vampires and a clan of Werewolves (called "Lycans"), wherein the threat of interracial mingling necessitates the awakening of the Vampire leader Viktor (Bill Nighy) from his five-hundred-years sleep by Vampire warrior Selene (Kate Beckinsale). Endless gun battles propel the movie to its sequel-demanding ending. Kate Beckinsale is enigmatic as the rebel Vampire in love with the miscast Scott Speedman as Michael, a human on the brink of becoming the first Vampire/Werewolf creature.
Rated R. 121 mins (C+) (Two Stars)

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