Before I get into Underworld, Zoe Winters needs your attention for just a minute. She’s have an Easter Egg hunt/event over at her blog. Not only is she giving away a Kindle Fire, but she’s got coupon codes up for all the stories in her Preternaturals series. This is a great time to snap up her work at low prices.
Okay, now on to my movie watching. I think I saw the first movie shortly after it came out on DVD. And I was kind ofmehabout it. Visually it was pretty awesome, and the story was good. It’s just that, for those of us who were glutted by paranormal romances involving the love/hate of vampires/werewolves, it wasn’t exactly earth-shatteringly novel. So chalk it up to the dreaded Vampire Ennui that I wasn’t super excited to see the subsequent movies.
A little while back, Andrew was doing a bit of gushing about Underworld 4 and did I see it yet. No, I still haven’t seen 2 & 3, and not sure I really remember 1. What??
Andrew said I should go back and watch them.
And when Andrew recommends something to me, I generally listen. Not just because I’m Fandrew #1, but because he’s generally right about things, especially about knowing what I’ll like.
So when I finished Fringe (loved Fringe, should talk about Fringe), I got Underworld and refreshed my memory on the first one. And I was like yeah, okay, that was pretty good, and if I didn’t like it so much before, it was because I was on vampire overload–
Ohhhh, you know what I just remembered? This was probably not too long after I read Laurell K. Hamilton’s BLUE MOON. And you know that whole Richard/Anita/skeezy vampire guy thing really made me mad. And then the series went…the way it went. I’m not even going to get into that today. But anyway, very much contributing to the Vampire Ennui.
And hey, yeah! Really liked that. See how smart Andrew is?
The parts of the plot of the first one that actually WERE novel to me get drawn out in the second one. While the first one seemed like a lot of visuals and action on top of a lot of vampire romance cliches, the second was much more the great visuals and action on top of an interesting plot and a nice romance.
I’ve got to watch 2 with my husband now, and I’ve got 3 here from Netflix as well. If we get through both of those soon, we might even be able to catch 4 while it’s still at the $2 theater. Here’s hoping. Because sometimes it feels like I’m the only person who hasn’t kept up with this series.