Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Underworld: This Sure Beats Twilight

By Omar Brown 

For people who have grown tired of “Twilight” and the touchy-feely love story, watch a movie that also has vampires and werewolves but has more action that make your eyes pop out of the screen.

The first“Underworld” film was created in 2003; the movie was basically about a secret war between vampires and werewolves. In “Underworld” the vampire warrior Salene, while loyal to the vampires, falls in love with Michael, who is a werewolf, and hopes to end the war. Kate Beckinsale plays the role of Salene as a bullet-shooting, werewolf-killing temptress. Beckindale also shows the romantic side of herself to Scott Speedman who plays the role of Michael the werewolf.

The second installment of the “Underworld” series shows the relationship between Michael and Salene as a team and a couple. The third installment of “Underworld” explains how the war between the vampires and werewolves began.

The filmmakers have made a fourth installment called “Underworld: Awakening.” Kate Beckinsale comes back again as the vampire warrior Salene, wakes up from a coma and discovers she had been captured; she escaped from a facility run by humans. Unlike any other “Underworld” movies, humans have discovered the existence of vampires and werewolves, making this “Underworld” movie pretty interesting.

This installment of “Underworld” seems completely different since it’s a whole new world that includes a new war and a new breed. What also makes this movie interesting is that this is the first “Underworld” movie to be shot in 3D.

“Underworld: Awakening” will be in theaters on January 20, so watch the trailer, get hyped up and wait for the movie to pop your eyes out.

Omar Brown is a senior Communication Arts major at St. Thomas Aquinas College.  He is 21 years old with a dream to make his own movie or a show. His career choice when he graduates is to be a videographer and a producer.  Born in Pennsylvania, he spent his first nine years in Ardmore, when Omar’s father died. When he was ten years old, he moved to live with his grandparents in New York. Omar always had a creative personality and an overactive imagination.  In his senior year of high school, Omar discovered what he wanted to be when he became fascinated with the media industry.  Omar believes that he’ll become something that his family would be proud of.

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