On Anna Foerster’s Underworld Blood Wars (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell

I have seen ALL the Underworld series. And I am an unabashed fan of each one for exactly what they are. Fun thrill rides. Did Anna Foerster and add to the cannon with Underworld: Blood Wars?

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We open with Selene (Kate Beckinsale) still on the run from both vampires and Lycans. Trapped and seemingly out of options David (Theo James), who’s been tracking her shows up and proves a welcome ally. Being on the run for so long Selene has no idea what’s been happening in the underworld of vamps and werewolves. However, David has and he warns Selene that the Lycans have unified under and new leader Marius (Tobias Menzies) and are more organized than ever and determined to capture Selene in hopes of finding her daughter Eve. And the vamps still want her to atone for betraying the clan and killing Victor. Could there be any fight left in Selene or has all the death and loss left her empty?

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Look we all know what we’re dealing with when it comes to the Underworld series: sexy vamps, marauding werewolves, and break neck action sequences. This fifth in the series does not disappoint. It’s the absolute perfect movie to watch on a crappy weekend afternoon, with artery clogging concession treats. It fits the cannon perfectly and picks up directly where the last one left off. There are of course some imperfections, like where the fuck did Selene get a cape? Is there a random leather cape store on the way? And other tiny niggles that amount to a hill of beans. The costumes and action should suck you in until the end. Go on give it a go. You won’t regret it.

 

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