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Underworld: Blood Wars

"Selene. She is the key to vampires and lycans alike.”

Initially planned as a reboot of the franchise, Lakeshore Entertainment eventually decided to make the fifth and final film in the Underworld franchise to be a continuation of Selene’s story after the end of the last film. She’s separated herself from her daughter and is still out fighting lycans. But is this a direction that makes sense as the fifth and perhaps final film in the franchise? Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we wrap up our Underworld series with Anna Foerster’s 2016 film Underworld: Blood Wars.

We talk about the wintery look the movie eventually takes us to and debate… is that enough of a change? We discuss the rules of this universe and all the problems that have developed with the sloppy nature of storytelling. We chat about this film’s Romeo & Juliet addition and wonder why they couldn’t have done more with this. We look at the effects and what’s changed here. We wonder if this is a good way to wrap up the series or if it leaves us with too much hanging. And we ask ourselves… is it still okay to like this franchise despite its problems?

It’s a fun albeit problem-laced film but an easy and entertaining watch. We have a great chat about it on this week’s show so check it out then tune in! The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!

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