Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) Friday, 10 April 2020

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence, blood and gore.

  • The pitch:

    Bloody hell.

  • Starring:

    Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, Bradley James, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Daisy Head, Trent Garrett

  • Directed by:

    Anna Foerster

  • Running time:

    91 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are punched, kicked, elbowed, kneed, stabbed/sliced (swords/knives/spears/objects/stars), impaled, shot (handguns/automatic weapons/assault rifles/arrows), killed, bitten, exsanguinated (needles/bites/strung up/drained), hit with objects, headbutted, shoved/slammed into and through walls, thrown, throat-grabbed/choked, poisoned, garrotted, drowned, tackled over a cliff, run through with sword, neck-broken, throat-slit, head-slammed into wall, burned to ashes, hung upside down/bloodlet, strapped to table, beheaded. Vampire children shot/killed, vampires burning/exploding in sunlight. References to armies/war/assassinations, people referred to as Death Dealers. Car chase, motorcycle crash, burning cars. Explosives used to get through door. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, cocooned bodies, charred remains, partial skeletons, ashes, werewolf skull, severed head. Lots of blood spatter, pools of blood, bloody faces/heads/mouths/chins/throat/hands/clothing/cuts/gunshot wounds/needle tip, people covered in blood, blood bags, spurting blood, drinking blood. Head sliced in two, skin sliced with scalpel to extract bullets, objects protruding from head/eye, blood pouring from slit throat. Arm cut off, body parts broken/twisted, monster ripped apart, werewolf sliced in two (organs and bones visible), face exploded, throat torn, hand plunged into person's back and spine ripped out. Close up of needle inserted/extracted from flesh. Person bites own wrist to feed vampire. Veins beneath skin become visible/red. Urns of ashes. Scan showing bullet burrowing into body. Scars. Blood restarting a dead person's heart mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Sex scene flashback (brief), oral sex. Flirting, kissing (m/f, f/f), woman running hand up man's back. Women in revealing/transparent clothing, cleavage. Shirtless men. Sex lives mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Drinking blood.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-word.

  • THEMES:

    Vampires, blood, healing, werewolves, the supernatural, mother-daughter relationships, teleportation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Mother dying giving birth mentioned. Estranged mother/daughter. Vampires, werewolves.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    (tbc)

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