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Movies that Feature Werewolves: the Underworld Franchise

The “Underworld” movies starring Kate Beckinsale have done pretty well in movie theaters, as she plays a tough vampire warrior at the center of a war between the vampire and werewolf races. With imaginative sequels under its belt, the movies show what is believed in the movie world to represent the clash between blood suckers and hairy creatures. In this article, you will learn more about this collection of movies.

“Underworld” (2003)

In the first installment of the “Underworld” movie franchise, we meet Selene (played by Kate Beckinsale), who is an attractive vampire soldier who is supposed to hunt and kill Lycans (the werewolf race), but she falls in love with a werewolf who strives to put an end to the war (Michael , played by Scott Speedman). The war between the vampires and Lycans has lasted for centuries. Selene is known as a death dealer, who is assigned to hunt down and kill the last of the Lycan. When she meets Michael, she learns that he is a key piece to ending the war. She becomes conflicted in where her allegiances lie. The action sequences and special effects of this horror film make the movie an entertaining piece. The werewolf transformation and presentation has been heralded as one of the best.

“Underworld: Evolution” (2006)

The style and action level of the second movie in the Underworld franchise continues the struggles between the werewolves and vampires. Selena and Michael are still searching for information that they can use to piece together the history of the races, which could help ultimately end the war between their people. Audience members learn about the spark of the ancient battle and secrets about the bloodlines.

“Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” (2009)

The details of the original tale continue on in the third installment of the Underworld franchise. The vampires have a history of being an aristocratic race where the Lycans had become slaves to the race at one time. This story is a prequel that shows the relationship between the two groups that dates back to the Dark Ages. A young Lycan named Lucien is introduced. He is a powerful leader and motivates the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, who is the ruthless vampire king who is responsible for enslaving the Lycans. The tale also introduces the love between Lucien and his secret love (Sonja).

“Underworld: Awakening” (2012)

In this fourth installment of the Underworld franchise, Selene leads a battle against humankind, who have learned of the existence of the vampires and Lycans. The humans want to take out both of the species. The movie deals with a futuristic twist, as Selene finds herself awakening from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory. It is here that she meets with a vampire named Thomas. She learns that she has been studied by a science doctor and that the vampires and Lycans are nearly erased from the Earth. Selene still shares a connection with Michael and they are able to share visions with one another. There is also an introduction to a surprise character in this film that Selene must try to save from an evil plot.