Posted in Romance on February 11th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden
So I saw Underworld: Evolution…twice. And I have to say, I loved the movie. (Umm…yeah, that would be where the whole seeing it twice part came in!)
I liked the first Underworld movie. Liked, not loved. My problem with that flick was Michael’s character. He was just too…weak for me. I know, I know..He was a human who became a werewolf/vampire super beast. He didn’t know what was happening or how to deal with things. Yeah, I get that. But he still seemed weak to me. And I just don’t like weak heroes. So, I liked that film, but didn’t love it.
When I started seeing previews for Underworld: Evolution, I was intrigued, but not desperate to see the movie. Then I actually saw it. Wow–what a change! Michael became all alpha male. He was strong. He saved his vamp girlfriend (several times!). He didn’t hide in a corner, waiting for Selene to do all the work. He proved his right to be called super beastie.
Of course, there was more to the movie than Michael’s just being a badass. It delved into the Lycan/Vampire feud, clearing up some loose ends from the first movie, and quite possibly setting up a third installment.
Yes, I enjoyed the show. I plan to buy the DVD once it hits the stores. What can I say? Heroes really do make or break movies (and books) for me. Don’t give me a weak hero, whatever you do. Give me someone strong. Someone who isn’t afraid to fight.
What do you think? Anyone have any other favorite heroes you want to mention?