Underworld: Rise of the Lycans


Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
The third movie in the Underworld franchise is actually a prequel, showing how the two races of vampires and werewolves came to be mortal enemies. Set in the household of a vampire, a pet werewolf falls in love with his master's daughter, and they get their groove on. Daddy is not impressed, and has the werewolf punished and imprisoned. The werewolf escapes and leads a revolution, but his love forces him to return to rescue her, putting himself in danger again ...

92 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Grevioux, David Ashton. Geraldine Brophy
Director
Patrick Tatopoulos
ScreenplayDanny McBride, Dirk Blackman, Howard McCain, Len Wiseman, Robert Orr, Kevin Grevioux
MusicPaul Haslinger
CinematographyRoss Emery
EditingPeter Amundson, Eric Potter
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced bySketch Films, Intelligent Creatures, Lakeshore Entertainment, Screen Gems, UW3 Film Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, horror
LanguageMild
NudityBrief
SexMild
ViolenceStrong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsHighly intense action with frequent though somewhat fantastical violence.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconIt'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.
10
iAfrica.com
Rob Peters quote iconWhen you pit vampires against werewolves you expect the blood to flow and that is exactly what you get here.
8
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop quote iconThis 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.
12
24.com
Niel Bekker
5
Box Office
John P. McCarthy quote iconConventional 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.
5
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
1
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconSpeaking 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).
8
Metacritic.com
14 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
71 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite the best efforts of its competent cast, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is an indistinguishable and unnecessary prequel.
6

What the People say

Internet
10469 Netizens quote iconFantastic time!
13

Average .. 39%

8

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