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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?

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2 responses to “Death Dealers vs. Lycans”

  1. Nicholas Roussos says:

    I definitely liked this one better than the first, but I was suprised to read this review that preferred the first film.

    He found the plot too hard to follow without a good memory for the first. I didn’t have the same problem; I thought the beginning did a good job of catching everyone up. I hate it when there is excessive catch up. It usually detracts from the current story.

  2. Cynthia Eden says:

    Oh, I thought the plot was super easy to follow. Even if you’d never seen the first film, the brief intro explained the previous events well enough for you to know what was going on.