In this re-boot of the Underworld series you find that after being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter, Nissa, and when she finds her they must stop BioCom (a secret organisation) from creating super Lycans that will kill them all!
Was it good?
I’ve seen all the previous three films and have to admit that they have all been entertaining of sorts. In the latest outing the director gives you a montage at the beginning, which kind of fills you in on the past events, so if you haven’t seen the other titles then you can quickly get up to speed - it’s a no brainer really.
In this film Selene is trapped in some sort of lab at the beginning and she is let loose by what turns out to be her daughter – the love child of her and Michael (the Lycan hybrid as seen in the other films).
While the above is a little cheesy it’s just an excuse for more of the same, so expect to find lots of gore and super slow mo’s of Kate Beckinsale walking in her tight black leather jump suite!
To be honest there does seem to be quite a lot of the above slow mo’s this time - probably to compensate for the supporting cast which does very little to enhance the film.
Mind you the action in places is still entertaining enough, so if you just wanted to watch a mindless film for a few hours then this would be an ideal companion!
Starring: Kate Beckinsale
Director: Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein
Genres: Action/Adventure - Thriller, Horror - Vampires, Werewolves
60% - Average