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Old 04-09-03, 08:10 PM
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Is anyone else as psyched for Underwold as I am?

Man this movie sounds awesome. Read more about it in the new Fangoria. It's so rare that mainstream, American movies have new ideas nowadays. It's a horror movie basically about werewolves vs. vampires. The vampires want to cross-breed w/ the werewolves(or the other way around?) to create the perfect species. It stars Kate Beckinsale who looks bad-a$$ in the stills I've seen. With her starring in this, & then Van Helsing, she could be come the next absolutely HUGE cult star (i.e. Bruce Campbell). Movies like this, Equillibrium etc, get me WAY more excited than the most big summer Blockbusters, remakes, & sequals (Matrix & R.O.T.K. aside) like Fast & the Furious etc.












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I'm pretty excited about it, too.

I'm not sure if I'm as pumped about this as the Matrix sequels, but still. . .
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[Chandler Bing]Could that be any more of a Matrix ripoff?[/Chandler Bing]
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Saw a behind the scenes making of it and I'm not all that impressed. Lets see what happens when it comes out.
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...as if things taking influence from the Matrix movies is inherently bad?

Well, Jackskeleton has managed to kill my enthusiasm for the project.

Kind of.

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I wanna see Kate B. get nekkid and make bloody love to vampires. Short of that, I think I'll pass.
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Yeah, I pick up a strong Matrix vibe, too. Throw in a little Resident Evil, and a dash of Blade...

Eh, I'll wait and until I see more to pass judgement.
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You should see the Wolf effects. some are nice while others look like men in over sized suits.
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Kate Beckinsale in tight leather

...but good gawd - the movie's tagline is even "Enter the Underworld"?
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
Saw a behind the scenes making of it
Really? &nbsp Where did you see this? &nbsp I haven't been able to dig up much info on this movie other than what's been mentioned on DVDTalk.
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Originally posted by lesterlong
[Chandler Bing]Could that be any more of a Matrix ripoff?[/Chandler Bing]

I don't know what the chandlerbings mean, but if you are just going by the pics I posted. I don't understand the Matrix rip-off thing either. So nowadays, if a character in a movie where's black, that means it is a Matrix rip-off. I just don't get it?
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This film still has some time before it sees release. In all honesty though, I think Beckisnale would like to aim higher than Bruce Campbell level (though I think he is hella cool).

Nevertheless, those pictures of her have me
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Originally posted by Sessa17
I don't know what the chandlerbings mean, but if you are just going by the pics I posted. I don't understand the Matrix rip-off thing either. So nowadays, if a character in a movie where's black, that means it is a Matrix rip-off. I just don't get it?

The scenes I have seen have a really close connection to the whole hallway shootout. It really does look like it borrows a lot from the matrix.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
The scenes I have seen have a really close connection to the whole hallway shootout. It really does look like it borrows a lot from the matrix.
That's twice people have said they have seen scenes from this movie. Where did you guys see this. Can you provide a link?
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No link. saw it at a convention, it was a short behind the scenes look at it. make up, general story line and a lot of clips.
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Watch out Sessa17 has a thing about people calling a movie a rip off of the matrix.
He/She takes it personal
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
Yeah, I pick up a strong Matrix vibe, too. Throw in a little Resident Evil, and a dash of Blade...

Eh, I'll wait and until I see more to pass judgement.
Originally posted by Jackskeleton
The scenes I have seen have a really close connection to the whole hallway shootout. It really does look like it borrows a lot from the matrix.
I'm not the only one. I know you started your own thread about this. But I'm not gonna bump that thread, the style of this movie just screams Matrix. Its not the double guns, its not the black leather (although..), its not the plot, story or characters, its the style.
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And like Matrix didn't remind anyone of Ghost in the Shell. Get over it.
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Originally posted by jhansla
Watch out Sessa17 has a thing about people calling a movie a rip off of the matrix.
He/She takes it personal
I don't think that's the point.

There were good guys who wore nice clothes before The Matrix. There was wire-fu before The Matrix. There was extreme violence before The Matrix. It wasn't as if The Matrix invented any of the aspects for which it got mass-applause (with the exception of bullet time, but few movies try to copy this in seriousness anyway). It may be riding on the success of a movie, but I don't see how this makes it an inherently bad thing. As long as it's done well, I think it's more of a good thing.

Done well: Equilibrium

Done poorly (allow me to pass judgment): Bulletproof Monk--"If you think the laws of gravity don't exist, then they don't." That, my friend, is Matrix-ripoff. A bad one.

Till again.

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Slashdot has news of a new Underworld trailer being hosted at UGO.

http://www.ugo.com/ce/promotions/underworld/
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Does anyone else think that poster looks a lot like the promotional poster for that horrible "Birds of Prey" show that was cancelled from the WB?
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Looks interesting, I'm definitely going to see this one.
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I wasnt impressed with the trailer at all.. i'll wait for reviews.
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I'm looking forward to it... any movie with hot vampire chicks running around in laytex is a must see for me.

Actually, lableing the style of the clothing a rip-off of the matrix would probably be wrong. Goth/vamp/fetish ppl were wearing laytex long before the matrix came out.
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Yeah, truthfully, if you want to call this a ripoff call if a Blade ripoff. Nonetheless it looks interesting. Though I don't have too high hopes for it. September release dates don't really show much confidence in their film, and truth be told, it does look like Blade with a chick. I'll wait to hear some good stuff on it. Anyone know if there are any good writers or directors attached to this?

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