Movie Review – Underworld: Blood Wars

Someone seriously needs to stake or bullet every immortal in Underworld: Blood Wars. That way, we can be spared another sequel.

Underworld: Blood Wars is an utterly unnecessary & meaningless sequel. There is little development or resolution, and those new to the franchise would be bewildered by the endless flashbacks.

Warning! If you are new to Underworld, don’t even think of watching Underworld: Blood Wars without reading up or watching the previous episodes.

Even if you are a long-time fan, at least refresh your memory with the character synopses on Wikipedia.

For whatever reason, the producers felt it was fine to incessantly reference characters from the previous movies. Including those given minimal screen time in the first movie thirteen years ago. I know it’s an Underworld tradition for storylines to continue immediately from the preceding one. But with the last movie being five years ago, surely viewers could not be expected to remember all convoluted sub-plots and twists as if yesterday? Did it even occur to the producers it’s more than a little challenging to remember entire backstories with just the mention of a name?

And then there is the painful fact that there is really no more story to tell. The conflict ended long ago in Underworld: Evolution (2006) with the slaying of every major antagonist. All three movies that followed were but tenuous efforts to milk the franchise further. There was a bit of promise with Underworld: Awakening (2012), with the inclusion of the human world into the conflict. Inexplicably, Underworld: Blood Wars chose to discard these developments. Once more it’s back to the formula of sexy vampires gunning feral lycans. Back to movie ONE. What?! Seriously, someone needs to stake and silver bullet every one of these immortals. The story is long dead. Please, please stay dead.

 

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