Many fans of the Underworld franchise could be a little skeptical about the new addition to the series, especially following its push back from a relatively successful month in theaters to a month which falls within the industry insider-named “dump months”. Foerster’s comments might be further cause for concern if Selene’s character is to change dramatically in the fifth movie, and if the “specific rules” she refers to are broken in any major way then Blood Wars could end up shooting itself in the foot.
Of course, with the character’s reinvention may come an influx of positive reviews. This could be the movie that turns all the critics around, with Blood Wars becoming a commercial success as well as a cult one. Beckinsale’s comments about Selene no longer caring about what goes on around her, however, could prove to be a slap in the face to all of the people that have had negative things to say in the past. The franchise itself has found a way to stand on its own two feet despite not being critically-acclaimed and for that, it surely should be celebrated.