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Underworld: Evolution

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Does the vampire/werewolf soap opera bring anything new and worthy to the table after the first film? How do the villains hold up? And are any of the new bits of vampire/lycan lore good enough to become canon? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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"How long have you been in in the business of killing our own kind?”

Shortly after the clear success of Underworld, the studio signed on for two more films to round out a trilogy. Len Wiseman and Danny McBride said they’d already planned out the concept for a trilogy, but was it more a macroscopic view? Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we talk about the second film in our Underworld series, Wiseman’s 2006 film Underworld: Evolution.

We talk about the many problems with the film, including those which should’ve been clear for storytellers who had planned it all out ahead of time. We chat about Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman and how well they fare in this return to the world of Underworldia. We debate many of the changes to vampire and werewolf lore, wondering which, if any, will last. We look at the fight scenes, which work, and which fall short. (We may also touch on the broken laws of physics in some of these fights.) We talk about the cast and crew and how well everyone does to continue the world created in the first film. And we have a great time digging into the award nominations for this film.

It’s a sequel full of problems, but one that’s awfully fun to watch. We have a great time with it, so check it out then tune in! The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!

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