Rent Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

2.9 of 5 from 225 ratings
1h 28min
Rent Underworld: Blood Wars (aka Underworld: Next Generation) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
The next installment of the blockbuster franchise, "Underworld: Blood Wars" follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan led by Marius (Tobias Menzies) and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
David Kern, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Len Wiseman, Richard S. Wright
Writers:
Cory Goodman, Kyle Ward, Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride
Aka:
Underworld: Next Generation
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/05/2017
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Old and New Blood
  • Evil Evolved
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/05/2017
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Old and New Blood
  • Evil Evolved
  • Evolution of Selene
  • Building a Blood War
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/05/2017
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, French
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Old and New Blood
  • Evil Evolved
  • Evolution of Selene
  • Building a Blood War
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not available for rental

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Reviews (4) of Underworld: Blood Wars

not as good as the others - Underworld: Blood Wars review by gazmb

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31/07/2017

Just didn't enjoy this like the others before it. It just didn't keep me interested in it enough. Don't think the story was good enough for me found it quite a boring film.

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Rubbish - Underworld: Blood Wars review by RB

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05/10/2017

This film I think is juvenile trash. I stopped watching it after ten minutes. I cannot think why anyone would possibly consider it otherwise!

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Don't trust anyone - Underworld: Blood Wars review by RP

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19/11/2017

As this film franchise has gone on the only consistent thing about it is the plot and the editing. The plot consists of betrayal and the editing consists of 'let's get this done as quickly as possible'. But having stuck with it I felt obligated to finish the franchise off. I mean I did the same with Harry Potter and frankly can't remember anything worth noting from those films either. For 'Underworld' we have the battles, the slinky vampires and the same rough werewolves. Forgotten as soon as you finish it but should have lasted longer in the mind. However the editing just wanted to finish the film as soon as it could. Which just made a throw away and a bit confusing.

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Critic review

Underworld: Blood Wars (aka Underworld: Next Generation) review by Adrijan Arsovski - Cinema Paradiso

“Underworld: Blood Wars”, and this time, it’s personal… no but seriously, why do we need more of these movies? Wasn’t the overarching plot, like, actually resolved in the last film before this one? And what’s with that blue tint? As we continue to ponder upon these questions with a slightly cynical rhetoric, the filmmakers, producers, and everyone involved continue to milk the Underworld franchise whilst twirling their conquistador-ial mustaches until there’s nothing left but relics of a distant past. But hey, at least the first film was decent.

The Underworld franchise is based upon an archaic understanding of the supernatural, featuring macabre creatures such as werewolves, vampires, and hybrids (some combination of the two + humans), and pitting them against others and against themselves as well. But, since the films are set in the 21st century, these creatures have to adapt in order to survive – and so the majority have chosen to embrace British accents because why the hell not. And not only that, but these gothic apparitions of the gnarly and gruesome have also managed to grow stupider with each entry in the series, rendering their eon-long battle for power kind of obsolete. Plus, add Beckinsale’s character into the mix, and you have a full-blown specie eradication at hand, which is kind of sad now when I come to better think of it.

The plot, well, is a mess and defies the established logic of the previous films by a large scope of a margin. That isn’t to say that Underworld: Blood Wars is a bad entry, but also a bad film on its own, which isn’t saying much since the franchise had always kind of been in a downward spiral, and Blood Wars adds nothing of value to it. The technicalities don’t help either: the editing is choppy, the scenes are undistinguishable from one another and the sound mixing, as well as music, are generic at best. Also, Underworld: Blood Wars features some of the most cringe-worthy dialogue ever put to screen, as exemplified: “All I want is your blood. Come and get it”.

If that wasn’t bad enough, meet Blood Wars’ CGI – a serviceable patchwork done by (I’m guessing) severely under-budgeted talented people with tight deadlines and little to no creative freedom at all. To add insult to injury, Underworld: Blood Wars clocks in at 92 minutes, but feels like it takes an eternity to finally end.

All things considered, Underworld: Blood Wars is a rushed film that neither excites nor entertains, featuring a blue tint that would last you for days, if not months. If you must watch this film, go ahead and do so; otherwise, there’s plenty of entertainment out there that does its job better than this excuse of a film.

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