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Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)



Critic Consensus: Underworld: Blood Wars delivers another round of the stylized violence that the series is known for, but -- like many fifth franchise installments -- offers precious little of interest to the unconverted.

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The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan 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.

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Daisy Head
as Alexia
Zuzana Stivinova
as Vampire Council #1
Brian Caspe
as Vampire Council #2
Jan Nemejovský
as Vampire Council #3
Dan Bradford
as Lycan Pack Leader #1
David Bowles
as Lycan Pack Leader #2
Tomasz Kwiecien-Fisher
as Lycan Pack Leader #3
Eva Larvoire
as Tech Lycan
Jiri Jelinek
as Lycan Underling
Marielle Tepper
as Black Lycan Sidekick
Jordan Haj
as Lead Death Dealer
Daniel Pietrucha
as Death Dealer #1
Jakub Kropacek
as Vampire Cadet #1
Sara Arnsteinova
as Vampire Cadet #2
Irena Morisakova
as Cello Vampire #1
Terezie Kovalova
as Cello Campire #2
Tomas Fingerland
as Cello Vampire #3
Jakub Mayer
as Cello Vampire #4
Denisa Krskova
as Society Vampire #1
Simona Simkova
as Society Vampire #2
Daniel Vojtech
as Society Vampire #3
Jared Doreck
as Control Room Vampire
Lukas Vydrzal
as Nordic Vampire #1
Lukas Krampera
as Nordic Vampire #2
Adam Vosecek
as Nordic Child #1
Agatha Hofmanova
as Nordic Child #2
Anezka Noskova
as Nordic Child #3
Alicia Vela-Bailey
as Safehouse Lycan
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Critic Reviews for Underworld: Blood Wars

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (12)

Possibly the nail in the coffin of this dreary vampire series.

January 12, 2017 | Full Review…
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Coming off a long overdue reunion with Whit Stillman in the Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship, Kate Beckinsale returns here to the role that has been wasting her gifts as a comic actor for going on 14 years.

January 9, 2017 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

For the most part, there's little to care about: Semira surfaces as the one potential source of campy fun in the film, but she's quickly ground down by the story machinations, and the fight scenes are so choppily edited that they barely register at all.

January 7, 2017 | Full Review…

This film is so heavy with exposition that you would think that the director, Anna Foerster, and the screenwriter, Cory Goodman, had set out to complete a dissertation instead of a sequel.

January 6, 2017 | Full Review…

While the film may justify its title in terms of the viscera on display, it is badly in need of a funny bone.

January 6, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Whatever's vibrating on your phone is more interesting than what's onscreen.

January 6, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Underworld: Blood Wars


Although I enjoyed it just as much as the others my rating is lower as Underworld just seems to do what do many sequels have done before which is go round in circles with the story to the point where it's basically the same plot we have already seen, Having said that the action was the best yet in the series with some pretty good effects that really make the film as good as it was, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version but I don't think it would of been worth paying extra for, It won't gain any new fans but fans of the previous films will enjoy it even if the plot does sound very familiar to us.

Jamie Clarke
Jamie Clarke

Super Reviewer


This film was better than the last one but and also builds on the last one. It's a good thing they quickly recap the entire franchise at the beginning or else no one would know what is going on in this film unless they binge watched the franchise before viewing this one. It is much of the same where Vampires and Lycans are curious about a hybrid of the two and yet again Selene gets more powers that make her even more invincible (which if you've seen all the films in this franchise you'd guess she is already more powerful than any one already). This film was okay but I would recommend checking it out only if you want to complete the franchise.

Patrick Wrye
Patrick Wrye

Super Reviewer

Underworld: Blood Wars is a film that is 5 years past the 6-year point where people stopped caring for this franchise in the first place. If you can't put together more than 77 minutes of a plot for a film, then just save your money for something else like a new Resident Evil movie...Blood Wars is a straight to DVD sequel pretending to be a big Hollywood release and the fact it was released in January, the graveyard of cinema, proves that. Don't waste $12 and an hour of your time on this.

Jacob Smith
Jacob Smith

Super Reviewer

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