A vampire suspects that her mortal enemies, werewolves known as Lycans, are targeting a human. As she shadows him, she finds herself falling in love.
The battle between vampires and Lycans has raged for centuries, wholly unbeknownst to humankind. As a Death Dealer, the vampire Selene is tasked with hunting and killing her species’ mortal enemies. When she discovers a Lycan plot to target a human, she intervenes, and discovers that the feud is not so cut and dry as one might think.
Kate Beckinsale as Selene
Selene is, by far, my favorite of Kate’s roles. Kate is obviously gorgeous, but—if you can believe it—her beauty takes a backseat to Selene’s strength. She is a total badass, and Kate pulls off the action hero role with ease.
Scott Speedman as Michael Corvin
Michael and Ben Covington, the two roles I know Scott best from, have some similarities. They’re both kind of quiet, hapless dudes. But, were I Felicity, and was there to be some sort of weird crossover between Felicity and Underworld, I would totally follow Michael over Ben.
Michael Sheen as Lucian
Michael has played both sides of this feud, but where his vampire (Aro in the Twilight series) is creepy and a tad psychotic, his werewolf, Lucian is sexy and dangerous (but in a good way). It’s easy to see why Lucian’s people follow him so devotedly; he is both inspiring and inspired.
Bill Nighy as Viktor
Bill is one of those actors who makes a movie ten times better by being in it, even if it was a pretty awesome movie to begin with. He’s played many roles over the course of his career, both good and bad, and Viktor falls firmly in the bad category. But Bill makes him delightful to watch, regardless.
Also, I learned (in writing this post) that he and I share the same birthday. We’re so meant to be.
Sophia Myles as Erika
At first, I thought, I don’t know Sophia from much. But then I realized that I actually know her from a lot of things, such as the iconic Doctor Who episode “The Girl in the Fireplace” and her role as Beth Turner in the short lived (and gone too soon) TV series, Moonlight. Although she plays against a vampire in the latter, in Underworld, she plays a vampire, and a not very nice one at that.
Wentworth Miller as Dr. Adam Lockwood
Wentworth wasn’t yet a household name when he starred as Adam, a colleague of Michael’s, nor was the character as strong of a presence as those he’s played since. Also, check out that hair! The Wentworth we all know and love pretty much always rocks the buzz.
Couch-Sharing Capability: High
Underworld is filled with action, sexy times, sweaty werewolves, creepy vampires, hapless humans, shirtless dudes, ladies in tight leather outfits, fight scenes between said shirtless dudes and ladies in tight leather outfits, and more. Basically: Something for everyone.
Recommended Level of Inebriation: Bust Out the Growlers
There’s a certain amount of camp that must be overlooked when watching Underworld. (That’s not a complaint, just an honest statement.) What better way to toast the ages-old blood feud of two paranormal species and the man who happens to get in the middle of it all than with giant containers of beer?
Use of Your Netflix Subscription: Good
If you’ve never seen Underworld,
where have you been for the past decade? do yourself a favor and schedule some couch time now. Underworld is not a movie that will cause you to think about the mysteries of the universe, nor will it make you want to crawl into your bed for a good cry; it’s purely an action movie with a paranormal twist that’s a whole lot of fun to watch.