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*** Official UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS Discussion Thread


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#1 of 10 Mark Maltais

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Posted January 16 2009 - 07:55 AM

I'm looking forward to this. I loved the first one, second one, meh, was ok, but they went to far with all the hybrid crap. Looks like they went back to the roots here with the beginning of a kick ass war. People were bitching about Kate not there and think it's a scam that the new girl looks like her, but if you pay attention to the first movie you realize why this makes sense...so actually they are covering all the bases. I'm gonna give this a chance just because the idea of the war has always been great!

#2 of 10 Josh.C

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Posted January 16 2009 - 09:55 AM

I'll see this. I'm a big fan of these movies. The second was a bit overdone, but vampires and warewolves is just something I can't turn down. Kate was great, but new girl looks pretty good in the trailors.

Looks fun,

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#3 of 10 ErichH

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Posted January 17 2009 - 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Josh.C
I'll see this. I'm a big fan of these movies. The second was a bit overdone, but vampires and warewolves is just something I can't turn down. Kate was great, but new girl looks pretty good in the trailors.

Looks fun,

JC

I'm the same way. A favorite guilty pleasure.
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Posted January 23 2009 - 11:53 PM

This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans". Please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

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#5 of 10 Ken Chan

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Posted January 25 2009 - 07:17 AM

Worse than the lack of Kate Beckinsale and the murky color palette is the horrible action scene editing, especially in the big sword fight with Lucian, Sonja, and Viktor. Are they trying to cover poor stunt work, or does someone really prefer all that choppy crap where you can't see who's doing what?

#6 of 10 Will_B

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Posted January 25 2009 - 07:29 AM

When I saw Doomsday I said to everyone "wow, she should be cast in the Underworld prequels!" and sure enough, she already was.

I'm probably going to wait for the dvd on this though, because of how bad the last Underworld film was. Plus...I just can't root for werewolves.

Is the Queen from the first film, who got killed on the train car, in this new film? She's been under-utilized thus far. I know she had a few moments in Underworld: Evolution, but not enough.
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#7 of 10 Ken Chan

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Posted January 25 2009 - 04:23 PM

I preferred Doomsday to this. For one thing, lots more Rhona Mitra.

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Is the Queen from the first film, who got killed on the train car, in this new film?
No, although I believe her name is mentioned once.

#8 of 10 Elizabeth S

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Posted January 26 2009 - 05:43 AM

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For me, the biggest problem was the total lack of suspense since anyone whose seen the first film is already well aware of the outcome here.


I have yet to see any of the "Underworld" films. Would I be lost starting with "Lycans"? (I own the first 2 on BD but not sure I can get to them before "Lycans" leaves town.)

#9 of 10 MattFini

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Posted January 26 2009 - 11:30 AM

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I have yet to see any of the "Underworld" films. Would I be lost starting with "Lycans"? (I own the first 2 on BD but not sure I can get to them before "Lycans" leaves town.)

I don't think you'd be lost, no. Though the film does assume you have some familiarity with the two main characters (Lucian and Viktor), you should have no problem following the storyline.

In fact, it might even enrichen the other two movies if you start here.
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#10 of 10 Diallo B

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Posted May 29 2009 - 07:57 AM

better than terminator salvation.....
listen with your own ears...
watch with your own eyes...
make your own decision.
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