Movie Number- 70
Title– Underworld (2003)
Branden’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– N/A out of 10
Average Rating– 7
Netflix Rating– 4 Stars
Comments– Bridgette and I both started watching this movie, but only I made it to the end. Bridgette was tired from working all day so she wasn’t able to finish the movie and decided to not give it a score (she did watch 3/4 of it though). Bridgette’s major complaint about the film – which she still liked – was that the vampires – a creature that is supposed to be difficult to kill – were extremely easy to kill. I agree mostly. The vampires and lychans seemed to be falling just as easily as humans in any other movie, which took away from their fantastical powers a bit. Nonetheless, I thought the story was really well played out, and it had a nice twist at the end which I didn’t see coming. I am definitely making a point of adding the rest of this trilogy to my “To Watch” pile. It was a nice turn to see “adult-themed” vampires and werewolves after being subjected to the tween romance of the Cullens, Jacob, and Bella. Good.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.