The storyline was also fun and different enough for me to enjoy for the entire two-hour run of the film. Hardly any cheesy lines, no cheap laughs and almost zero noticeable CGI effects also contributed to that enjoyment. The fight scenes were great and the authentic look of the dark and rainy gothic city they all inhabit also added the necessary touches for a good vampire/werewolf flick. Big props go to Michael Sheen as well, for his fine job playing Lucian, the leader of the werewolves. Kraven, the interim leader of the vampire clan, pissed me off though. He was way too big a douchebag to lead these vampire badasses. I wouldn’t even appoint this prick as troupe leader for the Cub Scouts. Anyway, a few scattered complaints aside, this film still managed to be real, sexy, bloody and action-filled enough for me to give it a hearty recommendation. And Goddamn, Kate’s got a real sweet ass! Sorry, that was way out of line…I think there’s a full moon out tonight.
Technical Audio Commentary: This’ll get you going if you like the how-did-they-do-that side of things, but I rarely get into commentary tracks that don’t include either the director, actors or writers. Don’t get me wrong, the technical guys on the track do a fine job jabbing it up, it’s just not my bag.
The Making of Underworld : This is a 13-minute interview-laden featurette that works pretty well. It’s not too different from other making-of’s, but I really liked the fact that it included many of the stars in front and behind the camera instead of the usual featurettes that just have the main three stars and the director in it.
Creature Effects Featurette: A 12-minute creature featurette that takes you from the beginning to the end of the creation of the wolves & the vamps in the flick. Short enough not to be entirely boring.
Stunts Featurette : Ugh. 11 minutes of the actors training for their stunt scenes. This stuff bores me to tears. Although, I found myself entranced this time around. Kate Beckinsale training in tights can do that to a man.
Sights & Sounds Featurette : I thought this would be a feature on the sound editing and stuff (thank God it wasn’t), but it was basically a mish-mash of cool behind-the-scenes shots from the film and a few shots of the cast & crew goofing off – fun stuff. Kate’s in it too – *sigh*. J
Storyboard Comparison : Self-explanatory. See how close the shots from the actual film were to their drawn out conceptual form from before they shot them. For film students ONLY.
We also get a Music Video (Finch: “Worms of the Earth”) , TV Spots & tons of Trailers .