|UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS || Not that anyone really needed another “Underworld” movie but at least Kate Beckinsale is back to reprise her role as Selene, the vampire warrior. Always reminiscent of the “Resident Evil” franchise, and even feeling like one of them (I think it was “Retribution”) later down the line, ultimately, the completionist in me feels the need to eventually see it.
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|As far as underdog tales go, “Monsters University” lands above average, with no huge laughs, but plenty of chuckles throughout, matching the tone and emotion of “Monsters Inc”. The voice acting is impeccable, with John Goodman remaining one of the best voice actors of all time. Piling on a few too many characters and not reaching the creativity of the original, the film falls a bit flat in certain areas, but combines enough premises in one film to keep things interesting along the way.|
|“World War Z” reaches beyond the run-of-the-mill Hollywood blockbuster and delivers a smart, thrilling, and often impressive zombie film. Lead by Brad Pitt in one of his most genuine performances yet, the progression of the plot in this loose adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel of the same title, benefits all the characters involved, getting the most out of each performance and breaking stereotypical roles. With an entertaining and often horror-based feel, this film, at almost two hours, is over before you know it, where it easily could have been three hours and would have still kept my attention.