Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

There is something very violent and intense about the newly released trailer for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, but I can’t seem to put my finger on it. I know that it has nothing to do with the Romeo and Juliet knock-off plot — the vampire princess (Rhona Mitra) and the werewolf hunk (Michael Sheen) who get down and dirty behind daddy vampire’s (Bill Nighy) back, that surely isn’t that intense. Oh wait, I got it — how about the fact that creature-creator turned director Patrick Tatopoulos has apparently filled his his prequel with all of the Lycan-on-Vamp violence that was lacking in the last Underworld movie? It could be that, or it could be the fact that the trailer for this third installment makes the other Underworld movies look like Jane Austen adaptations. Lets take a look together below.

Official Synopsis: The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian (Michael Sheen) emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.

Lets be honest though, who really cares about the story? Did you see that wicked werewolf about to crack open a bloodsucker? As Michael Bay would say, it was awesome. Watch the trailer in HD over at Apple. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is scheduled to hit theaters on January 23, 2009.

What do you think of the first trailer for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans?


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