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Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans Reviews

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May 26, 2011
A period piece that drips mediocrity from the minute it begins.
June 2, 2010
Left with only a small pocket of timeline to embroider, the prequel manages to develop a breezy, bloody, operatic experience. Even better, it wipes away the toxic awfulness of Evolution. It's now safe to return to the Underworld.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 2, 2009
Lacks the Gothic coolness that made the original such an underground hit.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 28, 2009
...can't help but come off as an obvious high point within this progressively low-rent series...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2009
Enquanto seus realizadores contam o dinheiro que ganharam com o projeto, farei o mesmo que fiz com relação aos dois primeiros capítulos: publicarei este texto e esquecerei imediatamente do filme que o tornou necessário.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 7, 2009
(Has) a fidelity to the style of the originals without the tangled, overstuffed narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
February 10, 2009
Borrows from 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'The Passion of the Christ' (there are two, count 'em, two gory scourging scenes) and, especially, 'Spartacus'...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 6, 2009
Feels like a superfluous placeholder until Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman are available and ready to make a true third installment in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2009
At least we're spared a lot of the "legacy this" and "prophecy that" stuff that slows down both of the previous Underworld adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 1, 2009
The creators seem to have abandoned all hope of manufacturing anything that's even coherent, let alone imaginative.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 30, 2009
Awkward camera angles, editing and pacing of some fight sequences gives a direct-to-video at times. If you're a fan of the last two Underworld movies and are willing to suspend your disbelief and to check your brain at the door for 93 minutes, you'll at l
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 30, 2009
Parental Content Review
January 30, 2009
Nothing special, but it convincingly transports viewers into its Medieval realm of vampires vs. werewolves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 30, 2009
It may be a definite upswing in quality for the series, but if you thought the previous two films were overblown goth-horror nonsense, Rise Of The Lycans really isn't going to change your mind...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 30, 2009
Uninspired prequel-slash-threequel that seems to have contractual obligation written all over it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2009
Basically it's Frost/Nixon to Dross/Vixen. And there's plenty to be ashamed of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2009
Directed by former special effects artist Patrick Tatopoulos, it is shoddily paced and appears to have been lit with a candle, presumably to hide its obvious budget shortfalls.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 29, 2009
The numerous action sequences, while imaginative, lack a visual cohesion that allows them to be fully appreciated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 28, 2009
Compared to its sister films, the storytelling is stellar, remarkable not because there's a whole lot going on -- in fact, you'll likely leave the theater thinking, "That's it?" -- but because what little does happen makes sense.
January 28, 2009
And this time there aren't even any leather pants.
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