A to Z Movies: Underworld

26 Sep

Title: Underworld

Year Released/Rating: 2003 R

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen

Directed By: Len Wiseman

Written By: Len Wiseman, Kevin Grevioux, Danny McBride

Star Rating:  4 /5 stars

Trivia: The name of the city where the film took place is never mentioned. However Michael’s address that we can see on Selene’s computer is an apparently misspelled Hungarian address (it should be “Lakatos József u. 39.” while it is spelled as “Laktos Joszef 39 ut.” instead). You can also read “Eötvös utca”, a street in the historical downtown of Budapest, many times while driving by to the secret interrogation place and there is an ad in the subway station where the shooting takes place in the beginning of the movie referring to Szentendre which is a small town near Budapest (obviously left there as non-Hungarian viewers don’t understand the text anyway).

Some cheesy action fun for the the night.  I love cheesy action films.  There’s always a place for cheese.  Kate Beckinsale holds her serious death dealer vampire role well.  But really it’s Bill Nighy that steals the show.  I just love him in anything.  Too funny! In a cheesy fun kind of way.

Best Bits: 

[Adam is trying to verify Michael’s story of what happened to him]
Dr. Adam Lockwood: A full-grown man bit you?
[Michael shows him the wound]
Dr. Adam Lockwood: Sure it wasn’t a dog?
Michael Corvin: [angrily] I said it was a man.
Viktor: Your incompetence is becoming most… *taxing*.
Kahn: [Selene shoots, rather aggressively, at a statue head, when Kahn walks in] I sure hope you never get p.o.’d at me.
Lucian: The vampires didn’t realise you were following a human, did they, Raze?
Raze: No.
[He groans as Singe yanks another shuriken out of his chest]
Raze: I mean… I don’t think so.
Lucian: You don’t think or you don’t know?
Raze: I’m not sure.
Viktor: What’s… this… *ruckus*?
Selene: We have a serious problem.

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Movies



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