Please let these movie franchises die a peaceful death
Do we really want more 'Terminator,' 'G.I. Joe' or 'Die Hard' movies?
Movies: "Underworld" (2003), "Underworld: Evolution" (2006), "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" (2009), "Underworld: Awakening" (2012)
Upcoming movies: While there are no current plans for a fifth film, "Awakening's" $160 million worldwide gross was enough to leave the possibility on the table.
Why: Were the "Underworld" movies ever that good to begin with? With their clunky scripts, ugly cinematography, wasted actors and sub-par action sequences, they've always taken themselves far too seriously for their own good, and last year's dismal third sequel "Awakening" was a mind-numbing slog through-and-through. Time to put a stake and/or a silver bullet through the heart of this monster-movie snoozefest.
- Chris Eggertsen