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Underworld: Evolution (2006)

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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.

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Len Wiseman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Selene
Scott Speedman ... Michael
Tony Curran ... Marcus
Derek Jacobi ... Corvinus (as Sir Derek Jacobi)
Bill Nighy ... Viktor
Steven Mackintosh ... Tanis
Shane Brolly ... Kraven
Brian Steele ... William
Zita Görög ... Amelia (as Zita Gorog)
Scott McElroy ... Soren
John Mann ... Samuel
Michael Sheen ... Lucian
Sophia Myles ... Erika (as Sophia Miles)
Richard Cetrone ... Pierce (as Rich Cetrone)
Mike Mukatis ... Taylor
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Storyline

Underworld: Evolution continues the saga of war between the vampires and the Lycans. The film goes back to the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene, the beautiful vampire heroine, and Michael, the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. This will be a modern tale of action, intrigue and forbidden love, which takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution. Written by Shewolfinlondon

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My God. Brother, what have you done?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence and gore, some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada | Hungary

Language:

English | French | Hungarian

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Underworld 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,857,181, 22 January 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$62,318,875, 12 March 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,340,801, 12 March 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Alexander Corvinus is immortal, but is shown killing himself using a powerful yet relatively small and simple bomb. He is at least 1600 years old: during the course of that time it is almost inevitable that he would have found himself in or near an explosion, be it natural or manmade. If all it took to destroy him was an explosion, he should have been killed long before the modern setting of this film. Furthermore, he appears to be dying from being stabbed by a sword and losing a lot of blood. A flesh wound and resulting blood loss during 1600 years would be even more inevitable than an explosion. No explanation is given for this, as he shows no healing abilities or attempt to use them. Again, if his immortality is based solely upon his body never dying, and not upon being invincible or having regenerative powers, then he should not have survived 1600+ years. See more »

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Marcus: My God. Brother, what have you done?
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This movie will satisfy its target audience, guaranteed
20 January 2006 | by drk150See all my reviews

Let's face it. If you're going to see this movie, you probably enjoyed the original and are looking for more. You want high doses of fight scenes, vampire and lycan lore, blood, violence, and Kate Beckinsale wearing leather or less. In short, this movie delivers all of the above in great excess, so if you liked Underworld, you're going to like Underworld: Evolution as much or more.

On the other hand, if you don't like blood, violence, action, mythology, or using a sword in a world full of guns, this movie is not for you, and it's NOT MEANT to be for you, so don't complain about it.

This movie surpasses the original as far as story development. We learn a good bit about each character's past, which helps justify all the extreme violence they engage themselves in. We're also introduced to some new characters and plot lines that add interest and new twists, rather than just rehashing all the familiar faces from Underworld.

This movie fails to get a 10 rating from me for the following reasons:

1) Not quite enough "stuff" to fill the time. Too many shots of Kate Beckinsale "looking intense". The movie could have been 10 minutes shorter if the number of these shots had been reduced from seemingly infinite down to 10 or so. Minor problem.

2) A few glaring continuity errors.

3) Too many flashback/explanation shots from the original Underworld. I suppose this is necessary so as not to alienate viewers who didn't see the original or who forgot it. However, this movie is obviously targeted to people who liked the original and want more, so give us a quick refresher and then hit us with new stuff. No need to keep providing Cliff's notes throughout the movie. Make us think a little!

4) There wasn't a standout power move comparable to the spinning/shooting through the floor in the original Underworld. Let's face it, half the people that went to that movie did so because that shot was in the trailer. This movie had lots of power moves, but none that stood out as the winner.


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