After humans discover the existence of vampires and werewolves, they kill most of them in a precredits montage. With that surprisingly easy task out of the way, our heroine, the vampire assassin Selene (Beckinsale), awakens 12 years later in the most generic dystopia imaginable and heads off in search of her missing werewolf lover, Michael. The actor who plays him, Scott Speedman, didn't return for this fourth Underworld, so don't hold your breath. Also missing: the series' reliable camp heavies, Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen, and most of the so-called Lycans who, their appearance in a few respectable action sequences notwithstanding, are now nearly extinct. So is this franchise.
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