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The next instalment in the Gothic action franchise. Blood Wars follow Death Dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) in the ongoing war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire coven that betrayed her.

Fans of the Underworld series may find some enjoyment in the CGI fuelled action scenes and excess amount of leather, but Blood Wars is certainly not the film that will convert the uninitiated. This fifth entry in the ongoing series serves as yet another middle piece of a story, and a piece that definitely doesn't do all that much to progress said story. The prologue was certainly a necessary addition to Blood Wars, as personally, I'd forgotten almost everything that had happened in this franchise.

Kate Beckinsale returns to the series for the fourth time as Selene, a deadly warrior that is the key in the war between Vampires and Lycans. Beckinsale is good in her role as always, but it's a wonder why she still does these films for anything other than the easy paycheck. We've all seen what she can do with solid material so it's a shame that she wastes her time with this truly terrible action franchise.

Blood Wars is 90 minutes of exposition dialogue and tedious action sequences. There isn't anything here involving character nor plot that will hook a non-Underworld fan. This is easily one of the worst entries in the series, and one that only exists so that more sequels may make their way into cinemas in the coming years.

Underworld: Blood Wars is bound to entertain preexisting fans, but it makes no effort whatsoever to grow it's fan-base. This is a dull, pointless and instantly forgettable sequel in a franchise that quite appropriately, will not die.

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