Monday, June 12, 2006
To be honest, I'm not much of a fan of gory horror movies, and Livia likes them even less than I do. But a while back we watched UNDERWORLD and thought it was pretty good, so tonight we gave the second one in the series a look.
This is a pretty hard-to-follow movie, even for somebody who's seen the first one. Eventually the plot got itself all sorted out, I think. There are some nice scenes, but all too often the movie falls prey to the problems that often plague sequels -- the film makers take everything that worked about the first film and raise it to even higher levels, so in this one we get more creatures, more fights, more blood, more badly-edited action scenes, and the result is a movie that comes close to being too over-the-top. Overall, though, I think it stops just short of being too much and still works as a decent film.
Anyway, we all know the storyline isn't as important as the sight of Two-Gun Kate Beckinsale running around dressed like Emma Peel, shootin' monsters.
I think they're making a third movie in this series -- this ending of this one is a pretty blatant set-up for another sequel -- and I expect that when it comes out, I'll watch it.