Death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) must fend off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. Joining forces with allies David (Theo James) and Thomas (Peter Andersson), she embarks on a quest to end the eternal war between the two races, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
Director: Anna Foerster
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies
Release Date: Jan 06, 2017
Rated R f or strong bloody violence, and some sexuality
Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Horror
Underworld: Blood Wars is exactly what you would expect from this 5th entry into the on going franchise. Kate Beckinsale slips back into her latex bodysuit with relative ease but the film’s biggest failing is taking her off screen for large chunks of time to deal with an unnecessarily convoluted plot. While Game of Throne alums, Charles Dance and Tobias Menzies, are welcome additions to the series, Beckinsale is the reason people turn out to these films. Anna Foerster delivers the same stylish wire work action people have come to expect and I appreciate that she’s trying to deliver a meatier plot. Unfortunately, she loses sight of the fact that this series has always been a solid B movie franchise with a singular star. Losing focus on Beckinsale’s Selene is a major misstep and severely limits how enjoyable this film is.