Sunday, July 01, 2007

Vampire vs. Werewolf

The best known movie to put vampires versus werewolves became the “Underworld” series. The movie’s first two installments tells about the story of a werewolf –hunter vampire heroine facing the truth of both race’s history, though the main purpose seems to get the fans of each genre together. In the movie, another race is created (the hybrid) that shows the features of both vampires and werewolves. Besides in the final of the sequel there’s a “happy ending” that vampires are finally able to go out in the sun. The vampires and werevolves are at grips with each other as “noble cats” and “rabid dogs in the movie. There’s no sign of a struggle between vampires and werewolves in mythology despite of novels, games and movies. Both races have their strengths and weaknesses. The most important diffence between them is that the vampires are undead corpses though werewolves are alive but cursed beings. In a possible war, it’s obvious that werewolves cant use any kind of weapons because of their claws and primitive instincts. The modern vampires of today are rambling absolutely as an ammo store with their ninja swords, knives and fireguns shooting off ultra-violet bullets. Vampires can form organized hunting parties like in the “Underworld: Evolution” but werewolves has no such social advantages. Werewolves cant organize during a battle. However vampires being rich and noble means an easy access to every kind of economical and political powers. Werewolves can be predominant in physical strength and aggresiveness but vampires are faster and more agile. Underworld shows that vampires are almost low-hanging fruits for werewolves. Inspite of all their superior qualities, vampires’ weaknesses are too many comparing to werewolves’. The greatest weakness fr vampires is that they cant walk under daylight. They can be killed by any kind of sharp object driven througfh their hearts though werewolves are immune to these things but silver only. On the other hand, the need for drinking blood for vampires is a much worse case than werewolves basic needs. The nature-realted powers and instincts of the werewolves are better than vampires but vampires also have supernatural powers that progress in time.

The “Underworld” series consists of two movies directed by Len Wiseman until now. Both of them sends the viewers to a journey deep into the mysterious depths of the history of vampires and werewolves. In the movie vampires and werewolves are creatures turned into what they are because of a virus. The love story between vampire Selene and werewolf (later hybrid) Michael Corvin resembles a kind of Romeo& Juliet story. The story unfolds with the events surrounding the first immortal Alexander Corvinus having three sons, a human, a vampire and a werewolf. The movie tells about the search for the last human carrying the qualities of both races in his genes beside the struggle between Vampires and Lycans. This last human is noone but Selene’s lover Michael. The story gets rather interesting with the awakening of an elder vampire Viktor. It is revealed that as the first example of love between two races, Lucian (the leader of the pack) and his wife Sonja had fallen in love but Viktor killed his own daughter Sonja with the fear that her baby could be born as a hybrid. Besides it turns up to be Viktor who killed Selene’s parents. The first vampire Marcus wakes up in the end of the first movie. Marcus sets his brother William who is the first werewolf by killing his own father Alexander Corvinus. A family tragedy in other words. In the end, Selen manages to kill Marcus and his brother William with the help of Corvinus and Michael. The last installment of the film is expected to be a prequel. The last movie of the series will be telling the story of how the races were created and the love of Lucian and Sonja. Finally it’s expected to settle a permanent peace between vampires and werewolves.