With the recent release of the fourth installment, Awakening, the Underworld movies have proved to be one of those franchises that refuses to die as long as the last movie makes enough money to barely justify a sequel — the same criteria that has also kept the Resident Evil movies going long past their expiration date.
The clever people over at io9 have assembled the better parts of the first three films in the series – Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006), and the prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans – into a three minute video.
I’ve never been into these movies because personally I never saw them as anything but a mish-mash of the Blade and Matrix films with nothing original in their stories to make them stand on their own in the genre, but I understand their appeal. The movies contain some decent action sequences, not bad acting from the likes of Michael Sheen (The Queen) and Bill Nighy (Shaun of the Dead), a cool blue hue, and the welcome visual of Kate Beckinsale in skin-tight black leather that makes the Underworld series one of the reigning franchises for the Hot Topic set.
You can watch the video here.