While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
Paul W.S. Anderson
This movie continues the saga of war between the vampires and the lycans. This movie 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
(At around twenty-four minutes) During the pub sequence, the presenter is reading out news on the television in Hungarian. The text explicitly refers to cheating discovered during the elections. In 2006 (the production year) there were general elections in Hungary with the two largest parties accusing each other of criminal activity. See more »
(at around 46 mins) When Selene first enters Tanis' compound and falls into the tunnel she is attacked by a Lycan and draws a knife. She drops the knife which falls to the ground and is shown with some dirt across the blade. When she reaches back for it to kill the Lycan the blade is clean and facing the other way. See more »
Original workprint of the film had much longer and more graphic sex scene between Michael and Selene, which included more nudity from Kate Beckinsale. Blink-and-you-miss- it shot of her butt and other extra shots from the original scene are still in the film and can be seen during part when Marcus drinks Selene's blood if the scene is slowed down. See more »
I am quite a fan of the first movie, and I liked the sequel too. It was a direct continuation of the first, with several new layers added. The whole thing was one long moody and bloody action movie, nearly perfectly recapturing the mood from the first movie. The acting itself was a bit more intense in the first movie, I thought, while the sequel was perhaps slightly too fast-paced to give the characters much room.
The one thing where I felt the sequel fell short of my expectations was a part of the central plot. Underworld: Evolution was exciting and engaging, with much more and much deeper story than in the average action movie, but one of the key points did not satisfy. They spend almost the whole second half of the movie trying to locate the sarcophagus of the first werewolf. This is exciting, because you expect that something wild and interesting will happen when they find it. But... they find it, release the guy, fight him for a couple of minutes and kill him. That's it. Except for the fight, he doesn't have any real role to play in the story. That was a let-down. And a serious one.
But other than that I was quite satisfied. It was cool to see all that British talent, lending a touch of real class to the project!
My rating: 7 out of 10.
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