Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Grevioux, David Ashton. Geraldine Brophy
|Screenplay||Danny McBride, Dirk Blackman, Howard McCain, Len Wiseman, Robert Orr, Kevin Grevioux|
|Editing||Peter Amundson, Eric Potter|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Sketch Films, Intelligent Creatures, Lakeshore Entertainment, Screen Gems, UW3 Film Productions|
|Comments||Highly intense action with frequent though somewhat fantastical violence.|
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What the Critics say
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Theresa Smith It's blood-soaked grist for the mill in the vampire film milieu and will be enjoyed by those who can quote lines from the first two films.
Rob Peters When you pit vampires against werewolves you expect the blood to flow and that is exactly what you get here.
Leon van Nierop This film is aimed at horror aficionados and those who want to witness how a great actor can turn a mediocre character into a hero who actually resonates with the audience.
John P. McCarthy Conventional in the extreme, with a spare storyline reminiscent of nothing so much as a Biblical epic, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is superfluous yet modestly entertaining thanks to Nighy and the franchise’s blend of camp and visually diverting mayhem.
C. Fuchs Speaking of soap operas, this prequel to the first film is essentially more of the same (vampires and werewolves battling it out, class differences and all), slathered with the forbidden love of Romeo and Juliet with some father/daughter estranged relationship issues. Unfortunately, it's not as campy as it probably could and should have been, and it does have a bit more depth and emotional resonance (thanks to some difficult decisions, as well as Sheen and Nighy's performances).
Tomatometer Despite the best efforts of its competent cast, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is an indistinguishable and unnecessary prequel.
What the People say
10469 Netizens Fantastic time!
Average .. 39%