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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

"Is this what you want? To be their entertainment? Their play things? Their pets?”

According to Len Wiseman, he and his pals had been planning an Underworld trilogy right from the start with the third film being a prequel laying out the foundations of the vampire/lycan war. If that’s the case, why does this feel so sloppy? Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Underworld series with the third film, Patrick Tatopoulos’ 2012 film Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.

We talk about the problems with the foundation of the rules Wiseman, Danny McBride, and Kevin Grevioux set up right at the start, which they don’t seem to have any problems with breaking or making convoluted. We chat about the performers and how they’re bringing good performances to their roles, even if they’re not written that well. We look at the effects and how for the most part, they really do feel like a step up. And we debate the storyline and try to figure out just when some of these elements actually were taking place.

It’s an entertaining film but an overly problematic one. We still have fun watching it even if the problems outweigh the successes. Regardless, it’s a great one to chat about so check it out then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!

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