||Underworld Movie Description
In UNDERWORLD, a dark and Gothic monster action movie,
vampires and lycans--an ancient form of werewolf--are at war.
While the vampires inhabit a gigantic castle that houses their
ancestor's tombs, the lycans live underground in a dilapidated
sewer cave. Both teams are equipped with big guns, and they are
constantly innovating deadlier bullets to gain advantage over each
other. On the vampire side, the leather-clad death agent Selene
(Kate Beckinsale) delegates teams of vamps to attack the lycans.
But when she discovers that the lycans have kidnapped a human
medical student, Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman), she knows the
worst is on its way. Against the orders of her superior, Kraven
(Shane Brolly), who is obsessively in love with Selene, she
awakens the most powerful vampire of all time, Viktor (Bill Nighy)
and prepares for a massive feud against lycan leader Lucian
(Michael Sheen). Director Len Wiseman offers a tough, fast, and
gory addition to the horror-fantasy genre with UNDERWORLD.
Impressive special effects show the lycans transforming from
humans to werewolves, and the lycans' ability to squeeze silver
bullets out of their skin is also rudely fascinating. Beckinsale
is captivating in the role of the lead vamp, with her leather
corset, pouty expressions, and double-fisted pistols perfectly
communicating the glam-action mood of the film.
"...The film debut of music video director Len Wiseman,
looks deliciously apt..."
"...Wiseman creates some neat comic-book visuals dipped in
blue-grey hues. The climax is action-packed..."
Theatrical Release: SEPTEMBER 19, 2003