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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is the third Underworld film, but the first in chronological terms. It takes us back to the creation of the Lycans and how they eventually rebelled against their vampire masters. You won't need to have seen the first two Underworld films to be able to follow this movie, but you might well wonder why you spent time in the cinema watching it.

Rhona Mitra (of Nip/Tuck and Doomsday fame) takes the role of Sonja, daughter of the vampire leader, and Michael Sheen reprises the role of werewolf Lucian. The first two Underworld films stood out mainly due to the attractions of Kate Beckinsale in skintight leather and latex (see below). Rhona Mitra has previously demonstrated fine skintight credentials (see Doomsday), but is woefully underutilised in this film.

To be honest, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans isn't up to much. The poorly-lit action scenes don't add much to the film and neither does it extend the werewolf/vampire genre. Go see it if you want, but you can safely leave your brain at the cinema door.

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