We can never tire of watching Kate Beckinsale prance about in that tight leather outfit I tell ya. Never!

What we liked:

- Kate Beckinsale in that tight black leather outfit. Sure, some of it is CGI effects, but how does she even manage to move her arms in it never mind beat up bad guys!

- It’s like watching one of The Matrix sequels, except it’s much much shorter and far less pretentious. Plus there are cheesy werewolves in it now, which can’t be a bad thing, right?

- Um, can’t rightly think of anything else. But Kate Beckinsale in a tight leather outfit goes a long way, doesn’t it?

What we didn’t like:

- It’s nonstop action with few breathers. So what’s our problem then? Well, we actually wanted to care about the characters and the plot, but the movie doesn’t really spend any time on such niceties. It just careens haphazardly from one action set piece to the next which is fine if you’re drunk or suffer from ADD, but still . . .

- Movie werewolves are always a dodgy prospect, but the so-called “lycans” here are really cheesy. Who’s a good boy? Who’s a good boy?

- It’s kinda sad seeing a fine actor such as Stephen Rea appear in crap like this. I mean the guy was the lead in The Crying Game fer, er, crying out loud! He probably needed money for the retirement fund!

- J. Michael Straczynski of Babylon 5 fame is one of six (!) screenwriters credited. If I were him I would ask them to remove my name. (One can only assume that the others rewrote whatever good stuff he wrote!)

- Len Wiseman, who directed the upcoming Total Recall remake, is one of the credited screenwriters. Fear the future . . .

 

 

 

 

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  • Dandanmar

    what about a sequal,they have to finish the story off don’t you think ????????????????

  • Morgan19

    The article doesn’t really have any meat. 2 stars, and all it boiled down to was “all action, cheesy werewolves, and three ‘I feel bad for this person being in it’”? The justification seems a little thin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000047466876 Scott Baillargeon

    Just viewed this movie and I agree it fell far from the original storyline – it kind of felt like I was watching one of the many sequels to Resident Evil… I really didn’t even think that this film needed to be made. The story was wrapped up in the last film. And  what the hell??? They couldn’t bring Scott Speedmen back to fulfill his role? It was an ‘ok’ film, but superfluous. 

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