Release year: 2006
Director: Len Wiseman
Screenwriter: Danny McBride, Len Wiseman
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh, Shane Brolly, Brian Steele
Following the events of Underworld (2003), Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman) tries to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. But the first vampire Marcus (Tony Curran) is awake and he has other plans, plans Selene and Michael must do their best to stop.
The second installment of Wiseman’s (Live Free or Die Hard, 2007) popular vampire/werewolf franchise sees Beckinsale (Van Helsing, 2004) once more return as heroine Selene, looking as good in latex as ever. But every one from the first film has loyally returned, even though most only for short scenes and flashbacks, with Speedman (The Strangers, 2008) taking a leading position next to Beckinsale. The action is as stylish as in the first movie and every scene is bathed in stylish shadow and light making all the fur and fang spectacle look great. With flashbacks and a lot of names and secrets tossed around, the story at times gets a bit confusing, but either way, this is good fun and will satisfy fans of action and/or vampires.
Selene as young is played by her and Michael Sheen’s (Underworld, 2003) daughter Lily Mo Sheen.
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