Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Rated R 92 minutes 2009

This is a prequel to Underworld, the vampire-versus-werewolf wannabe epic whose primary reason for existing was to display Kate Beckinsale in gloriously tight outfits. Save for a quick cameo, Beckinsale has departed, with Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen rising to the prestige of headliner roles. Rhona Mitra stops by to play a vampire in tight outfits, and while she is impressive-looking, Beckinsale in her vampire ware cannot be touched. Sheen returns to his role as Lucian, leader of the werewolves in a Planet of the Apes-type revolt against vampire leader Viktor (Nighy). The way Nighy forces his lines through his prosthetic teeth must’ve led to co-stars constantly dodging spit. Action sequences are mostly incomprehensible, and the special effects are often cheap-looking. Stop it with these Underworld movies. Enough already!

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Official Site: www.entertheunderworld.com

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos

Producer: Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Len Wiseman, Richard Wright, Skip Williamson, Beth DePatie, Henry Winterstern, James McQuaide and Eric Reid

Cast: Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Grevioux, David Ashton, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Tania Nolan, Craig Parker, Shane Brolly, Tim Raby, Larry Rew, Peter Tait, Olivia Taylforth, Alexander Carroll and Kate Beckinsale

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