Kate Beckinsale reprises her role as Selene, the vampire Death Dealer, in Underworld: Blood Wars, the fifth film in the Underworld franchise. The Lycans are now organized under a new leader, Marius (Tobias Menzies), and are once again trying to wipe out the vampires — like they’ve been doing for centuries of time and 4 movies now. Kind of reminds me of Pinky and The Brain trying to take over the world every single day.
The top vampire leadership keeps getting killed, so Blood Wars introduces a new set of power players. There’s a new Council along with a new set of treacherous schemers plotting to seize control. Semira (Lara Pulver), the sexy but malevolent vampire bent on supreme power, fails to fool the audience even briefly, but manages to take the improbably gullible vampires completely by surprise. Several times. As usual, the machinations of her own kind pose as much or greater danger to Selene as the invading Lycans.