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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Sith_Lord_Linkoping, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. Sith_Lord_Linkoping

    Sith_Lord_Linkoping Jedi Knight star 5

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    [link=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0834001/]IMDb[/link] ~ [link=http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=38809]ComingSoon
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    23 January 2009

    [link=http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/underworldriseofthelycans/]Trailer at Apple.Com[/link]
     
  2. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Another one? Weren't the first two punishment enough?
     
  3. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Looks good, at least as good as the first two. Though, did they really have to use that one Manson song so soon after Max Payne's trailers did?
     
  4. -polymath-

    -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    I like the Underworld series if only for its somewhat interesting mythology. I'll probably go and see this just to round out the entire trilogy.
     
  5. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Trilogy? I thought I saw a 4th one in production.

    Personally, they can keep pumping them out as much as they want, but I'll not be wasting my time or $ on them.
     
  6. Sith_Lord_Linkoping

    Sith_Lord_Linkoping Jedi Knight star 5

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    I've deliberately been avoiding the two first film so I think I'll pass on this one too.
     
  7. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    In the second movie, continuity errors galore are almost funnier that the lusty pashion scene in which the guy is closer to the girl's navel than to, um... Maybe the director needs an anatomy lesson?

    I can only imagine that the target audience is a bunch of teenyboppers or early 20s goth wannabees who are still impressed with nipple shots and have delusions of being "bad" when they're just naughty at worst.
    Movie plays like a bad video game. Trying to combine TombRaider with Vampires.
     
  8. -polymath-

    -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    I just thought they were dumb escapist takes on the traditional Vampire/Werewolf phenomenon. I found the movies enjoyable. I don't think I'd ever buy them but they weren't awful entertainment.
     
  9. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    The first movie was much better than I thought it was going to be, and would have been better if it hadn't tried to emulate the Matrix's style so much. That's part of what gives me hope for this one: the coolest part of the second movie was the medieval part, and it looks like this whole film lives there, safe from bullets and leather coats.
     
  10. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm just glad Michael Sheen and Kevin Grevioux will be back. There weren't enough, you know "rational" werewolves in the second one. They were all mindless, unchanging dogs. So it'll be nice to get to that.
     
  11. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Underworld - Kate Beckinsale = No Reason To Watch
     
  12. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    The first one was so bad it was good.


    This one looks even worse :D
     
  13. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

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    QFFT

     
  14. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The first one wasn't too bad, and it had a fantastic poster. I don't regret paying the $8.00 or whatever the cost of a ticket was at the time. I didn't see the second one - the first wasn't good enough to make me want to see the second. The third? Eh. Definitely a pass.
     
  15. The2ndRest-in-Peace

    The2ndRest-in-Peace Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I recall the second one being better in some respects- no strange delayed-reaction-head-bisection moment, IIRC. And Viktor (or whomever it was who woke up) was a worthy villian.
     
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