The only film to come to our little Canadian Village this week was Underworld: Blood Wars, so I went to see it. I’m glad I did. The Underworld series is right in my wheelhouse: I love the supernatural action films, especially when it’s monster-on-monster and the good guys are also monsters. And the theater was packed for this one too, I hadn’t realized the Underworld series had such a following. But turns out writer Cory Goodman had also worked on The Last Witch Hunter (which I loved) so it makes sense this would resonate. Read more
From Screen Gems, Lakeshore Entertainment and director Anna Foerster (Outlander) comes the fifth film in the explosive action-horror franchise Underworld: Blood Wars. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Charles Dance, Lara Pulver, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, Daisy Head and Oliver Stark. The film hits theaters January 6, 2017.
It’s always a pleasure to see a film remind us of what the medium is good at. Film is visual. Writing is important of course (I’ll get to that in a minute) but movies are there to be SEEN. This movie was breathtaking from beginning to end. I’ve noticed a cheat lately on films where the first half hour is gorgeous and the rest could be made for TV. Spectre was bad for this. Not Victor Frankenstein though – this film was every bit as consistently beautiful as Crimson Peak and The Last Witch Hunter. Though cards on the table, I’m a sucker of Victorian England stuff, so Victor Frankenstein going to get a lot more love from me than perhaps it deserves.