Underworld

Underworld (2003)

30 corrected entries

Corrected entry: At the end of the first film, Kraven tells Selene that it was Viktor who killed her family and turned her into a vampire - the reason given was that Selene reminded Viktor of his daughter Sonya. This would imply that Selene's family was killed and she was turned "after" the death of Sonja. However, in the second film, it is described that Selene's family built the prison in which William (the first Lycan) was to be imprisoned. It was at this point when Viktor killed her family and turned Selene. So which is it? Was Selene turned after the imprisonment of William, or years later after the death of Sonja?

Correction: If you listen carefully to the explanation in the second movie you will see that Selene was turned into a vampire years later. Yes her father built William's prison, but she was a child herself then, around four or five years old. Years later is basically when the third movie happened, when Sonja died and Lucian escaped with one of the keys to William's tomb, Viktor feared that Lucian would try to find the tomb and release William, to start making more Lycans again. In order to find the tomb he would try to find the man that built the tomb, so that was when Viktor decided to kill Selene's family to keep the tomb hidden; by then Selene was a adult, and Viktor couldn't kill her because she reminded him of the daughter he killed not long before.

Corrected entry: After Michael has been shot with the liquid silver bullets, his shirt and the seat of his pants are stained with the silver residue. When Viktor throws him into the water and he turns over during the transformation the silver is gone from the front of his shirt. In the fight between them, the stain is also gone from his pants.

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Donald Jenkins

Correction: I doubt it's a continuity error, I think a more likely explanation for this would be that the water has washed off the silver residue from his clothes, and that's why there is none on Michael after he has turned over in the water.

Corrected entry: There is a shot of Kraven standing by a window, looking out into the night after Selene has run off. Halfway down the window, there is a reflection of a face - it isn't Kraven's. It looks like a woman watching him, perhaps Erika? But there is no indication that there is supposed to be anyone else in the room.

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Correction: Erika was seen coming into the room moments after Selene jumped out of the window. She was following Kraven.

rswarrior

Corrected entry: In the close-up shot of Selene biting Michael, she only has fangs on her upper canines whereas in the rest of the film she has fangs on both her upper canines and upper lateral incisors.

Correction: The vampires are shown to have full control over when and how to extend their fangs. Selene chose to extend only her canines when biting Michael.

Twotall

Corrected entry: Why would Selene be drowning, if she shouldn't need to breathe? She is supposed to be "dead" already.

cookie

Correction: The mythos for these vampires is very much different from the typical vampire legends. The vampires in this film are not "undead", rather they have a genetic condition, passed through a transfer of bodily fluids, which grants them various abilities and disabilities. Selene can drown just as easily as you or I.

Phixius

Corrected entry: The film's location - Budapest, Hungary - can be identified from the subway system and some outdoor scenes. When Selene looks up Michael's address on her laptop, we see a street that is an actual Hungarian name: "Laktos Joszef 39 ut" translates to "39 Joseph Locksmith way". Choosing a street that doesn't exist in Budapest was probably deliberate, but they left typos in both parts of that name, and the format is also wrong. Correctly it would look like this: "Lakatos Jozsef ut 39". These typos don't have any benefit, but for a moment they draw the Hungarian-speaking viewer's attention away from the action.

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Correction: I think we have to accept that the city is not actually meant to be anywhere specific. Yes, a lot looks like Budapest. But a lot also looks like Prague. And the police look more American than European. Since the actual location is never specified, this is a case of it being a fantasy nominally set somewhere in Eastern Europe.

Corrected entry: When Selene drags Michael away from Lucien, she saw that Lucien was on top of him and would have realized that he had bitten Michael. However, when Erika tells her this, she seems completely stunned.

Correction: Apparently Selene was under the impression that she had gotten Michael away from Lucien before Lucien had performed the deed.

Phixius

Corrected entry: When Lucian stabs Selene from the top of the car, the depth of the stab to her shoulder and the amount of blood on the blade when Lucian retracts it are different.

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BillyBlake

Correction: Blood doesn't stick to steel in exactly the same pattern as a wound. Blood can spray up the blade, alternatively, it can be pulled off by skin, clothing and such.

Corrected entry: In the beginning when Selene chases the Lycan down the grate, she turns around and shoots him. Going frame by frame, you see that his squib (blood pack used to simulate being shot) goes off before she shoots.

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Donald Jenkins

Correction: Having to use frame by frame invalidates the mistake.

Corrected entry: When Erika turns the power off at the mansion and goes to Selene, Erika throws Selene a pack with a gun and ammo. If you look at the slugs of the ammo, you can see that they are regular copper jacketed rounds. Even if they had silver slugs under the jackets, they wouldn't be very effective against the werewolves.

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Donald Jenkins

Correction: The film makes a point of explaining that the slugs are filled with silver nitrate, and once the lead or copper tip has mushroomed, the silver nitrate is released.

Corrected entry: After Erika turns off the power in the mansion, she comes into the room that Selene is locked in to give her a gun and car keys. Selene jumps out of the window and in the next shot is shown falling to the ground. If you look at the windows as she is falling, it appears that there are lights on inside the mansion.

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Correction: There are lights on in the form of candles. In earlier scenes there are a lot of candles shown in the rooms with the vampires gathering for the Awakening. Besides which, Erika may have only shut off one breaker for one section of the mansion.

Corrected entry: All of the Lycans in the movie were animatronic, only the morphs were CGI.

Phoenix

Correction: Not true, the Lycans were portrayed by people in costumes, only the faces were animatronic. If you watch the features on the extended cut it shows how they used leg extenders to make the actors taller and walk more like a wolf.

Corrected entry: Selene is actually the name of the Greek Goddess of the moon, showing possible link to the Lycans (maybe a subject for the future films?)

Correction: Prior to overcoming the limitation, the moon was also quite important to vampires, as daytime sun would kill them - so her name is more likely a tribute to her vampire lineage.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: The vampires invent a bullet that contains a silvery metallic liquid - they claim it is silver nitrate. Pure silver nitrate forms white crystals; in solution it is colourless.

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jle

Correction: They didn't say it was PURE silver nitrate. If someone says they have a gold watch, that doesn't mean it's pure gold.

Corrected entry: During the final fight with Viktor and Michael, there are countless times where Michael slices Viktor, the slicing sound effects indicate that the slashes are hitting Viktor. But there only seems to be one (maybe two) slice marks in Viktor's chest at the end of the fight and it is bleeding, so what about all those slashes (with the connecting noise) that connected with Viktor's face?

Correction: When Selene gets stabbed in the shoulder and passes out, she wakes up to find her stab wound fully healed. It makes sense that Viktor's scratches are healing at a fast pace and therefore leaving no mark.

Corrected entry: After Selene shoots through the floor to follow Michael down she should land right where Lucian is meeting Michael at the elevator. However she appears from around the corner, some distance from them.

Correction: Michael has gone right down to the ground floor where Lucian is waiting for him. Judging by his flat number 510, he lives on the fifth floor. Selene only goes through one floor, down to the fourth, then uses the stairs to reach the bottom.

Corrected entry: After Viktor throws Michael into the pillar, he hits the ground and a black cable can be seen with him. Is that the wire that was holding him up? There doesn't really seem to be anywhere for it to come from.

Correction: On closer inspection, it looks like an electrical cable of some kind, although it's not attached to anything (it is a defunct building, after all).

Corrected entry: How did the Lycans know the exact location of the safe-house that Michael was in? Selene told Michael that they take the Lycans there and remove the silver bullets in order to question them. After questioning they put the bullets back in. Since the vampires would put the silver bullets back into a Lycans body the lycan would eventually die and therefore it would be impossible for any knowledge of the safe-house or any others to be discovered.

Correction: Given that Kraven is in league with the Lycans, it's not remotely out of the question that he might have revealed the location of the safe house at some point.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: In the end where we see the werewolf-technician's blood dripping down to Marcus, this would not have any effect as lycans and vampire blood don't mix. Even if he had been human, Marcus would need memories of a very focused mind. Who would that be?

Correction: Apparently you didn't understand the "There is a descendent of Korvinus right there". The point is that whatever 'raw' genetic ability there is in the Korvinus bloodline, its both present in Michael (Selena's lover and the newly Hybrid creature) and in Marcus (who slumbers). The werewolf blood -will- mix with Marcus' blood for that very reason. The fact that the memories will be extremely fragmented will likely be part of the storyline of P.2, since Marcus will likely be insane with confusion and rage (since his other Elders are slain).

Corrected entry: Near the end, when Selene quickly jumps with the sword and cuts Victor's head, an awfully long time passes by until his head finally splits. He stands up, turns around, puts his knives out and then his head slips. Plus it seems like his head has no skull. Just flesh and brain.

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Correction: You make it seem like a much longer time than it actually is.... Plus Victor is a vampire, it goes without question that his body heals, his head was trying to heal it self but the wound proved to be too much. And yes, you can see Victor's skull.

Corrected entry: The scene in which Michael is in the back seat of the police cruiser after jumping out the window - watch his teeth - they change from sharp to not sharp and back again.

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Correction: This is the result of Michael fighting his transformation.

Corrected entry: When Selene is watching Viktor's tomb for the first time, before the arrival of Amelia's messenger, the shots from within the room she's standing in show that room is pretty dark, but the shots from within the tomb show a bright, well illuminated room.

Correction: The glass window set in the tomb wall is heavily tinted on one side. Notice later you can see out of it pretty well, but it looks dark inside.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: Selene discovers the new UV bullets and gives a clip to the weapons master. Given that the technology to build the bullets is brand new and has not been seen before by either vampire, how is it possible for the weapons tech to build large quantities of silver nitrate bullets in the space of the few hours within which the story framework exists? Probably without even the basic munitions components being available.

Stuart Green

Correction: Considering the resources of the vampires and the obvious experience of the Armorer, it would not take more than a few hours to recreate the new rounds. Bullets with a hollow Lexan nose filled with shot are readily available already. These rounds would not be really any different.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: Selene comes back after being rescued and Kraven comes to speak to her. When he goes to leave, he stops and glances over his shoulder. At this point you can see his microphone wire over his coat on his left side.

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Correction: They use boom mics, not mics that you hide under your clothes.

Corrected entry: As a trained medical professional, Michael's CPR is a bit off. He doesn't loosen Selene's clothing (a bit tricky I admit, but he could have undone her collar; we see it loose several times). He doesn't perform any checks to see if she IS breathing or has a pulse, then he opts immediately for chest compressions . Assuming she had no signs of life (quite likely; she has just been drowned and is a vampire.) he should have attempted 2 mouth-to-mouth breaths before this.

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Correction: At first it looks like Michael is performing chest compressions, but it seems more likely that he was performing a variation of the Heimlich maneuver (one that is done on unconscious people, such as Selene was) to force the water out of her lungs.

Corrected entry: In the scene, and most of the movie, when Selene shoots the floor to have it break, and fall to the level below, she only uses two guns. Most automatic weapons of that size only have six bullets. She shoots many more than twelve.

Correction: Last time I checked a standard 9 mil pistol (say a glock) could take 15 bullets in a clip and one in the chamber for a total of 16. Add an extension clip and the total can get as high as twenty even most revolvers now come with 8 chambers.

Corrected entry: Kraven tells Selene "Lucian wouldn't be in the slightest bit interested in a human Michael or otherwise", but at this point, we are led to believe Lucian is dead, killed by Kraven.

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Correction: What Craven did was slip up...we, and Selene, aren't supposed to know that Lucian is still alive. But Craven knows. When he says "Lucian wouldn't..." etc, that is the first indication Selene has that Craven isn't on the up-and-up. It's a mistake made by the character, not the writers.

Corrected entry: Before Selene goes to free Michael there are a few shots of Michael straining to free himself of his chains and break free. In each of those shots the bite and the blood on his neck has disappeared.

Correction: Since, at that point, Michael has become a full-blown Lycan, he has adopted their regenerative capabilities. As for the blood, it could have been wiped off by Lucian or one of the others.

MoonFaery

Corrected entry: The film is set in an unnamed eastern European city - see the cars' number plates, the street signs and Michael's address on the computer - yet interior scenes have predominantly English signs ("South Terminus", "Exit").

jle

Correction: Whichever city they are supposed to be in, all the characters talk in English, so it's acceptable for all signs and notices to be 'translated' into English too.

Jez

Corrected entry: In the first gunfight sequences of the movie that occur on a subway station and that eventually move on to the train itself, Selene ultimately throws herself out the window of the rear door on the last car of the train to quicken her chase after a Lycan; shattered glass flies in every direction, naturally. A short while later, another foot chase ensues by another Vampire/Werewolf pair, and they invariably reach the same area at the rear of the train, and just before they both crash out of that same last door, the glass on the door can be seen still intact.

Correction: The glass is still broken when the second pair arrive at the door.

Jez

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