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Parents' Guide to

Underworld: Blood Wars

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Gory, so-so fifth movie in vampire-vs.-werewolf series.

Movie R 2017 91 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+


I've loved all the movies until this one. It doesn't follow the series they kill off 1 important character and the daughter that was just established in the last film is no where to be seen in the entire movie. The only time she's seen is in flashbacks. Also they completely got rid of the vision connection they had that helped selene FIND her in the first place. Uhhhggg
age 18+

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (8 ):

The fifth movie in this supernatural action/horror series isn't the worst, but it isn't very good, either; it has moments of mindless fun, but also too much seriousness and mood-killing awkwardness. Beckinsale brings a kind of grace and dignity to her role; in smaller parts, Charles Dance gives the movie a little class, and James is a likable hero. But too many others, mainly underlings, are terribly clumsy in their smaller roles, killing at least half the scenes in the movie.

A new director takes over the franchise for Underworld: Blood Wars, former cinematographer Anna Foerster. It might have been interesting if she had provided a fresh female viewpoint, but it seems as if all she can do is struggle to hold everything together. The composition and editing is sometimes off-puttingly clunky, and the story -- building from four movies' worth of silly stories -- trails off into certain directions that it never returns from. In short, every time the movie finds an enjoyably silly spot to be in, something comes along to ruin it.

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