Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for Underworld

Posted by Dawn Dalton on 8:57 AM

Last year, I attempted the A to Z Blogging Challenge with young adult books starting with the appropriate letter of the alphabet. I was going to follow that same theme, but I knew so many of them would be the same and this year, I've been trying my hand at script writing - with fairly good success. So, I decided to base this year's theme on either movies I loved as a kid - or movies made for kids. Join me on a Hollywood adventure?

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I admit, my "U" movie options were limited, and no, this wasn't a film from my childhood, and it's likely not really suitable for kids, either - but I couldn't come up with a better movie for today's post. Some days are easier than others, right?

The Underworld series revolves around a centuries-old feud between vampires and werewolves. It took me a long time to come around to werewolves as a paranorm. They've never been my favourite, though admittedly, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater may have changed my opinion on that. Now THAT was a great werewolf series.

But vampires...well, they're a different beast. Yep, I kind of loves them. (Not so much the sparkly kind...)

That said, it wasn't the undead that turned an otherwise slightly cliched concept into a series I mostly enjoy, but rather Kate Beckinsale, who I have a huge girl crush on. She was actually the inspiration for one of my characters. Kate, plus some pretty good action sequencing, make the movies beyond the first (the best, IMHO) a fun Friday night treat. MUST have a better "U" movie. Hit me.

- Dawn


I kinda like "The Untouchables" with Kevin Costner. And Uncle Buck was kina funny. :-)

Are you kidding? Underworld was awesomesauce! I followed you blog JUST BECAUSE you listed it as your "U" movie. Well, that and Princess Bride for "P"...

The first and last Underworld movies are pretty awesome in my opinion. (Especially the last one.) The middles ones? Meh. ;)

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