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"An immortal battle for supremacy."
  • R
  • 2003
  • 2 hr 1 min
  • 7.0  (254,817)
  • 42

Underworld is a dark vampire thriller that uses old style in a modern cinema to deliver punches from beginning to end. In old thriller style, however, it knows when to pull the punches to create suspense that layers deeper from beginning to end. Underworld is a film that is sure to keep you wanting of the next taste of blood. It opens on the main character Selene, played by Kate Beckinsale, a Death Dealer trained in the extermination of werewolves hunched and peering down on the city from a tower. Selene is yet unaware that she is about to uncover a Lycan uprising which fuels the plot of the movie from beginning to end. . Centuries ago, an ancient war between vampires and Lycans raged for countless years, finally ended by Kraven, the current coven leader and killer of Lucian, the Lycan leader. Tracking two Lycans, Selene and other Death Dealers follow their prey to their lair, only to find an organized, and brutally vicious pack of Lycans. Upon return to her coven Selene reports their findings to Kraven and tells him she believes they were following a human. Kraven, suspiciously tells her to forget the nights events. Selene, however, is not satisfied and continues her hunt for answers. She seeks out the human they were tracking and find Michael Corvin, at work in a hospital. She follows him home, just in time to stop an attempted kidnapping by the Lycan’s. Unfortunately, he is bitten by the Lycan’s. Selene’s crush is revealed when she bites him, too, in hopes of reviving him. Selene brings him back to the coven and Kraven is outraged. The continued secrecy by Kraven and Selene’s suspicions compels her to awaken a vampire elder and Selen’s mentor, Viktor. He, turns out not to be who Selene thought he was. Viktor, accepts Kraven’s tales and orders the death of Michael. Selene will not have this happen and sets out to defend him the powerful hybrid, part Lycan and part vampire. Selene’s trust of Viktor is shattered when she finds he is the one that killed her family, not the Lycans and when Lucian emerges, she finds herself turning to him for the safety of Michael. It is what Lucian wanted all along. The hybrid Michael is more powerful than any one vampire or Lycan and escapes the clutches of Viktor, and saves Selene.

Underworld
Underworld Scene: Escape From Lucian
Underworld Scene: Escape From Lucian

Clip - 30 sec

Underworld Scene: You'd Die
Underworld Scene: You'd Die

Clip - 44 sec

Underworld
Underworld

Trailer - 2 min 25 sec

Underworld Scene: Natural Enemies
Underworld Scene: Natural Enemies

Clip - 43 sec

Featurette
Featurette

Behind the Scenes - 5 min 5 sec

Underworld Scene: Why Are They Following You?
Underworld Scene: Why Are They Following You?

Clip - 56 sec

Description
Underworld is a dark vampire thriller that uses old style in a modern cinema to deliver punches from beginning to end. In old thriller style, however, it knows when to pull the punches to create suspense that layers deeper from beginning to end. Underworld is a film that is sure to keep you wanting of the next taste of blood. It opens on the main character Selene, played by Kate Beckinsale, a Death Dealer trained in the extermination of werewolves hunched and peering down on the city from a tower. Selene is yet unaware that she is about to uncover a Lycan uprising which fuels the plot of the movie from beginning to end. . Centuries ago, an ancient war between vampires and Lycans raged for countless years, finally ended by Kraven, the current coven leader and killer of Lucian, the Lycan leader.

Tracking two Lycans, Selene and other Death Dealers follow their prey to their lair, only to find an organized, and brutally vicious pack of Lycans. Upon return to her coven Selene reports their findings to Kraven and tells him she believes they were following a human. Kraven, suspiciously tells her to forget the nights events.

Selene, however, is not satisfied and continues her hunt for answers. She seeks out the human they were tracking and find Michael Corvin, at work in a hospital. She follows him home, just in time to stop an attempted kidnapping by the Lycan’s. Unfortunately, he is bitten by the Lycan’s. Selene’s crush is revealed when she bites him, too, in hopes of reviving him. Selene brings him back to the coven and Kraven is outraged.

The continued secrecy by Kraven and Selene’s suspicions compels her to awaken a vampire elder and Selen’s mentor, Viktor. He, turns out not to be who Selene thought he was. Viktor, accepts Kraven’s tales and orders the death of Michael. Selene will not have this happen and sets out to defend him the powerful hybrid, part Lycan and part vampire.

Selene’s trust of Viktor is shattered when she finds he is the one that killed her family, not the Lycans and when Lucian emerges, she finds herself turning to him for the safety of Michael. It is what Lucian wanted all along. The hybrid Michael is more powerful than any one vampire or Lycan and escapes the clutches of Viktor, and saves Selene.

Underworld is a 2003 fantasy movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 1 minute. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 42.

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  • Release Date
    2003
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 1 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (254,817)
  • Metascore
    42