As opinion seems to be so divided on Underworld, I'd be very interested to know what you folks think of it. All the reviews I've seen of it seem to be absolute shite: of the two I've read both reviewers didn't like it, one claimed the effects were below par ("could have done with the budget of Blade" I believe it said!!!) and the other stated that it was a pastiche of other movies, and Terminator and The Matrix were among those he listed..!! Obviously if you've seen the film you'll know these reviewers don't appear to have seen it themselves. Anyway even disregarding the reviews, people do seem immensely divided in opinion. I loved it but there are others who liken it in quality to 28 Days Later (take a look at Worst. Film. Ever. thread). In any case the movie's already beaten expectations in terms of box office takings (surprising, considering over here at least there's been almost no publicity) and is currently the most popular movie in US cinemas. But what do you think of it?
Hey Vert. Hmmm well, i saw it Friday night and i thought it was pretty good. There are obviously influences from a few films but who cares ? The story was pretty good (unlike a few films), effects were kewl and same goes for the action scenes. I never read reviews on films, i prefer to make my own judgements :p
Well it would be quite a rarity (impossibility?) for a film about vamps and werewolves not to have influences from at least one other film but as Underworld lacked a cybernetic Arnie and bullet-time, Terminator and The Matrix aren't really likely candidates :P. :edit: hey again matt =)