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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Underworld: Evolution can be found here.

With the newly-awakened Marcus (Tony Curran) on their tail, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman) go in search of vampire historian Andreas Tanis (Steven Mackintosh) in order to learn why Marcus so desperately wants Selene and a pendant that she has possessed since childhood. Tanis puts Selene in touch with Alexander Corvinus (Derek Jacobi), now calling himself Lorenz Macaro, who explains that the pendant is a key to the prison where William (Brian Steele) has been confined for over half of a millenium. Now to find William before Marcus can set him free.

Underworld: Evolution is based on a screenplay by American screenwriters Kevin Grevioux, Danny McBride, and Len Wiseman (who also directed the movie). The movie was subsequently novelized by American science fiction writer Greg Cox. The movie is the second in the Underworld series, having been preceded by Underworld (2003) and followed by Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009), Underworld Awakening (2012) and Underworld: Blood Wars (2016).

Except for a short jump prior to the opening credits that goes back into history to show the capture of William Corvinus (Brian Steele), Evolution picks up right where Underworld left off.

Michael is mortally wounded by Kraven (Shane Brolly), and Selene bites him on Lucian's (Michael Sheen) suggestion that "half-vampire half-Lycan are stronger than both." Viktor (Bill Nighy) catches up to them, pulls Selene off Michael, and tosses him through a wall into a pool of water where he begins to transform again, this time incorporating his new vampire blood. Selene confronts Viktor with the fact that it was he, not the Lycans, who killed her family, and Viktor admits it, adding that he thinks he's given Selene a greater gift by turning her into a vampire but bemoans the fact that he's going to have to kill her just as he did his own daughter Sonja. As Viktor turns on Selene, Michael jumps him. Selene grabs a sword and goes after Viktor, beheading him. She then picks up the necklace that Viktor dropped after taking it from Lucian. The final scene scans the Great Hall, showing Marcus' tomb with Singe's (Erwin Leder) Lycan blood spilling into it. In a voiceover, Selene says,

Though I cannot predict the future, the consequences of this night will reverberate through the halls of both great coven for many years to come. Two vampire elders have been slain, one by my own hand. Soon Marcus will take the throne, and a tide of anger and retribution will spill out into the night. Differences will be set aside, allegiances will be made, and soon I will become the hunted.

Alexander Corvinus was a Hungarian warlord in the 5th century whose village was ravaged by plague. Alexander had a rare (extremely rare) blood abnormality that gave him the ability to mold the sickness to his benefit within his own body. From this, he was granted superhuman strength and immortal life. Later, he fathered three sons. All three sons carried the same gene as Alexander, but in a dormant state. One son remained human and died a mortal death, passing down the hidden gene through his bloodlines. The other two—William and Marcus—were bitten by wolf and by bat, respectively, becoming the first werewolf and vampire.

The movie involves many flashbacks (providing background information on the characters).

In the original Underworld, Selene is exactly 121 years old. This number appeared on promotional pamphlets distributed before the film's release, and the novelization repeatedly states that she is only a little more than a century old. For Underworld: Evolution, however, this number is changed to roughly 600. Selene states in the opening monologue for Evolution, "For six centuries, I was a loyal soldier of the Vampire clan."

These creatures, rather than mythology-based, are scientifically-based. So some rules, such as crosses, holy water, and reflection (which are often Dracula-specific anyway) are regarded as false traits.

Marcus is a descendant of Alexander Corvinus and is capable of absorbing all three races (lycan, vampire, and human) without a fatal result. Marcus was already a vampire (albeit without the wings), and when Singe (the Lycan doctor killed by Viktor's deadly punch) died outside, his lycan blood went into Markus's crypt. Marcus then opened his eyes and found himself a hybrid.

Selene brought Singe to Viktor to explain why they were after Michael. Singe explained that they needed a member of Alex Corvinus's line to mix the vampire and lycan bloodlines together. After a few more japes, Viktor split his skull, and he bled into Marcus's tomb. Selene saw it. The lycan's blood woke Marcus, the direct descendent of Alex Corvinus. She would remember the Singe encounter and put two and two together.

What type of hybrid a person turned into depended on what species they were first. Michael was turned into a Lycan first. When he absorbed the Vampire strain of the virus, he turned into a Lycan-dominant hybrid (with more wolf-like traits). Marcus was already a Vampire. Therefore, when he absorbed the Lycan strain from Singe at the end of the first movie, he turned into a Vampire-dominant hybrid with bat-like traits such as wings.

Viktor lied about a lot of things. It was he, not the Lycans, who killed Selene's family. He's neither the oldest nor the strongest, as was said in the first movie. Marcus is the oldest and, in fact, is the one who turned Viktor. The sons of the Corvinus clan were not at all a myth.

When vampires drink blood or get into a fight, their eyes turn icy blue or yellow . The effect is often referred to as "vamping out."

Now that Marcus has both keys and the knowledge of where the door lies, he opens it and finds William waiting. Selene leads the helicopter to where she remembers a secret passage into the prison and enters, along with a few backups. Once in, they hear the roar of a werewolf and meet up with William. Selene fires at William just as Marcus appears. Selene fires at Marcus, slowing him just long enough to get through the open door and close it behind her. Unfortunately, a bit of rock prevents the door from closing all the way. William catches up with Selene again. She fires at him repeatedly and blows up the cavern in which they are located. Suddenly, all the backups killed by William begin to turn into werewolves and converge on Selene. MIchael leaps from the helicopter into the fracas and helps Selene battle with William. However, Marcus has managed to get the door open, and he, too, joins the melee. The first thing he does is to grab on to a rope hanging from the helicopter and bring it tumbling down into the cavern where it catches on a catwalk and lies there, blades still spinning. Now it's Michael against William and Selene against Marcus. Eventually, Michael manages to behead William, and Selene shoves Marcus into the helicopter blades, tearing him to pieces. In the final scene, Selene realizes as the sun comes up that she is no longer burned by the light, thanks to Alexander Corvinus's blood. She and Michael embrace. In a voiceover, Selene says,

A new chapter lies ahead. The line that divided the clans has now been blurred. Chaos and infighting are inevitable. All that is certain is that darkness is still ahead. But for now, for the first time, I look into the light with new hope.

The blood she drank from Alexander Corvinus allowed for a new rebirth and strength among vampires. After drinking his blood, it made her system strong enough to bear the sun, which makes her a hybrid herself. As far as vampire weaknesses go, she may be totally indestructible.

No. As explained by Tanis; When Marcus originally offered Viktor immortality, he warned him that if Marcus should die, all in his bloodline will follow him to the grave. He also said that if William were to die, all Lycans would die as well. However, Tanis points out that this was strictly a deception on Marcus' part in order to keep Viktor from killing William or plotting against Marcus.


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