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At a glance: ‘Underworld: Rise of the Lycans’

Fri., Jan. 23, 2009

This prequel to the “Underworld” series focuses on the werewolf leader (Michael Sheen) who rallies his side to revolt against the vampire king (Bill Nighy) who has enslaved them.

Running time/rating: 1:33; rated R for bloody violence, sexuality.

What they’re saying: “It’s not quite my cup of blood, but when you see these characters morph back and forth like some underworldly Weight Watchers commercial, you get a great sense of being entertained.” – Andrew L. Urban,

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