It was OK. I don't see why everyone loves it so much. It wasn't very smart or deep or well-directed.
if their story seems completely bonkers, almost like a feverish work of fiction, you ain't heard nothing yet.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
I will forever be confused as to why the Metascore on this film is the lowest of any of the Underworld movies. Let's be honest, nobody is going into these films with the possible expectation of an Oscar nomination. You either play this movie because A) you like Vampires and/or Werewolves or B) (and the most obvious reason) Kate Beckinsale. In my opinion this is the best installment in the Underworld franchise (I have yet to see Blood Wars but from what I've heard that wont be a contender). I think this is the best because it has everything that people should be watching this movie for, in my opinion. Good action, surprisingly good CG for a 2006 film fantasy thriller with a $50,000,000 budget (which seems like a lot until you realize that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter had a $69,000,000 budget in 2012 and was less than stellar...), lots of Kate Beckinsale from lots of great angles, and involvement from each angle of the Vampire/Lycan story. So I end with this.. if you're going into this expecting stellar acting, no plot holes, and no desire to see mostly biting, blood, death, then don't see this. If you're going into this having seen any other Underworld movies and wanting more of a very attractive British actress in tight black leather killing werewolves (among other things)... then I am confident that you will enjoy this second installment more than any of the others.7/10, hope this helps the uncertain viewer!
Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them. With Underworld 5: Blood Wars get released next week i decided to review every single Underworld film until it's release and just like the first one Evolution is no exception on how great this Franchise truly is there's a lot of action and horror but also some pretty cool special effects it also feels like a continuation. The new villain Marcus is really good and that fight sequence with Michael on the track was shot very well, Kate Beckinsale continues to be a badass and i loved that scene in the forest where she kicked the crap out of these police officers. My only issue is that a large part of the film has some characters explaining a lot of things to us and it feels like the audience is stupid or something but except that the rest of the movie is really good and there's a lot of action and horror into it. It's not better than the original but it's as good as the original.
This film opens eight hundred years ago as we see an early battle between vampires and lycans; it ends with the capture of William, the first lycan, by his brother, Marcus the first vampire, and Victor. We then return to the present; moments after the previous film ended. Selene is on the run with hybrid Michael but decides she must return to mansion before Kraven and kill Marcus
it turns out that by the time she gets there Marcus has killed Kraven. Marcus is determined to find and free his brother William; something that would be disastrous for the world as he and those he turns are unable to take human form so are always vicious creatures. Selene and Michael are determined to stop him.Before watching this film it is highly advisable that you watch opening film first as little time is wasted explaining who is who or what is going on. If you watched and enjoyed the first film you are almost certain to enjoy this as it is at least as good if not slightly better. There is plenty of exciting action throughout the film as well as a fairly solid story. The cast does a fine job; Kate Beckinsale is great as Selene and Scott Speedman impresses as Michael
his character is definitely more interesting now he has become the hybrid. Derek Jacobi is a fine addition as Corvinus; the first immortal and father of Marcus and William. On the down side some of the CGI shows its age a bit but thankfully not enough to spoil my enjoyment of the film. The ending nicely wraps up the story before hinting at more to come. Overall I'd say this was a pretty good film that fans of the franchise are sure to enjoy.
The sequel to cult fave Underworld (2003) finds vampire warrior Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and half werewolf Michael (Scott Speedman) unravelling the truth about their respective blood lines. Just what caused the feud between the vampires and the lycans?Unsurprisingly reviews for this sequel are mixed, it's either a smart action popcorner that was warranted, or it's a huge let down after the first film. Personally I'm in the first camp, personally because it does pretty much the same things, only the story has a bit of complexity about it to try and bluff us that it's cerebral.For a film about vampires and werewolves at war it delivers all that is required in the modern era. There's lots of high energy action, blood and guts galore, CGI overdrive, fast pacing and a sexy lead actress fronting the piece. The story ticks along nicely, introducing new and interesting characters, while flashbacks fill in the gaps for any newcomers to the series. The main villain is one bad-ass winged mofo, a genuine terror that our protagonists have right to fear, and the finale is as expected a bonkers array of bloody chaos.Smartly put together by director Len Wiseman and coolly photographed by Simon Duggan (steel blues and greys), it isn't ground breaking cinema, but it's a wail of a time for those with expectation levels set at popcorn bonanza. 7/10