Underworld: Evolution

  • 18
  • Len Wiseman (2006)
  • US
  • 101 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Don't bother trying to follow the confusing story in this sloppy sequel to 2003's Underworld. Suffice to say vampire warrior Kate Beckinsale and her hybrid werewolf lover Scott Speedman must unlock the secrets of their respective bloodlines, which prove to have murkier and more violent origins than suspected. Most of the actors from the original are relegated to flashbacks or brief death scenes, while new addition Derek Jacobi hams it up as the immortal cause of the monster feud. Returning director Len Wiseman disregards the plot and makes little attempt to engage the viewer - preferring to ramp up the fast-edited, colour-drained action and cartoon CGI special effects. The only genuine excitement comes in the battle finale, where a crashed helicopter's still-spinning blades become the ultimate weapon.

Plot Summary

Action horror sequel starring Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman. As the war between vampires and werewolves heads for a final and decisive confrontation, Selene and Michael, the forbidden lovers from opposing sides, uncover the secrets that led to the centuries-old conflict.

Cast and crew

Cast

Selene
Kate Beckinsale
Michael Corvin
Scott Speedman
Viktor
Bill Nighy
Lucian
Michael Sheen
Alexander Corvinus
Derek Jacobi
Tannis
Steven Mackintosh
Kraven
Shane Brolly
Soren
Scott McElroy
Marcus
Tony Curran
William
Brian Steele

Crew

Director
Len Wiseman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Violence, a sex scene, nudity
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 20 Jan 2006
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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