|The first Underworld was good, the second one was a disappointment
But the third is, in my opinion, surprisingly better than the first two combined. Going into this movie, I wasn't expecting much, especially after the disaster that was Evolution. Evolution lost everything that made Uw1 so good the story, the characters, the dynamic between Lycans & vampires, the love story of Selene & Michael, and even the music. It seemed to focus around Selene kicking butt and mindless explosions and gore.But this movie totally blew me away. I'm writing this review over a day after <more>|
I've seen it, and I'm still jittery from how good it was.**Okay, bad points there are only a few main ones :The sex scene -- not as bad as the one from Evo, but we could've done without it. If I had a say in the matter, I would say just edit out the last part. Those who have seen it will know what I'm talking about. While very original, it made everyone go "WTF."Luka -- not quite sure what was up with her character, but it was kind of a meaningless character that they introduced
A couple of scenes or shots were a bit awkward
like Lucian falling off a cliff with two vampires it seemed like that scene from Psycho when Martin Balsam's character falls down the stairs
Some of the dialog was off either cheesy or too predictable.WAY TOO SHORT! I know a lot us would've liked to see more development in Sonja & Lucian's relationship, and starting it where it did just kinda left some us going "
?"**Good points plenty here RHONA MITRA. From the beginning I've been supportive of her taking on the female lead. The writers did a good job with her independent, strong, witty, rebellious without being annoying. She played the character extremely well! Going in I didn't think I would be so attached to her character at all and I wound up liking Sonja more than Selene in the end and this is saying a lot! . Sonja has more depth than Selene did especially after Evo . Kudos, writing staff and Rhona.Chemistry. I couldn't help but feel so much for these Sonja and Lucian, characters that weren't even on my "top three" until the end of this movie. Now they're at the top. Their relationship, although rushed, was truly touching. I found myself invested in their fates and getting emotional over something I knew was coming.The writing was pretty good better than Evo. There was a story, and the dialog did justice to all the characters. Tanis and Viktor, who I was afraid I would wind up hating now that Kraven is not there, were written in a way that you just had to admire and love the more. The addition of Raze, as well as some clips from the first Underworld tied ROTL with the first one.The acting. I think there may have been one weak character, and the rest of the cast worked well together and alone. Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Macintosh, Rhona Mitra, and all the supporting cast were superb. You simply cannot ask for a better ensemble!The music, in my opinion, was added at the right time/scenes, at the right volume. The score and soundtrack have the same feel as the first movie which it should, considering it's the same fabulous composer .The beginning and the ending
I would not change a thing. It was perfect. The beginning is a wonderful introduction to the movie, and the ending is a nice connection to the first movie.I think this movie worked out so well because it has a nice mixture of what made the first two movies good in my opinion. It had most of the original cast and characters, a strong female lead with a strong male counterpart, it wasn't so long that it lost your interest, and it had a strong enough plot line to carry the movie in spite of a few weak points.Overall, this was a pleasant surprise for devoted Underworld fans that waited 3 years and 3 days to see it, and any new-comers that were looking for a decent movie to watch in theaters.**VOTE: 9.0/10 <less>