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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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In the very first cut of the movie that was put together sometime around spring of 2005 and which didn't include almost all of the visual and CGI effects, didn't had proper sound mixing and which was said to be over two hours long, the sex scene between Michael and Selene was longer and it actually included more nudity from actress Kate Beckinsale. The scene also originally included part where right after Selene has orgasm (this is the part where scene stops and fades to black in final version of it) she gets on top of Michael and they continue to make love.

Reportedly, this part was cut right after rest of the scene was heavily edited because of Beckinsale's demands not to include any shot that would show her completely nude. The scene was filmed with both her and Scott Speedman being fully nude which is why it required some big cuts during later editing of the film. This also explains use of fade outs in between the shots of the scene and some bad edits of it. However, because of these reasons later part of the scene where Selene is on top of Michael and they continue to have sex until she has another orgasm couldn't be re-edited to look properly which is why it hit the cutting room floor.

But if the later scene where Marcus stabs Selene and starts drinking her blood and seeing her memories is slowed down (this scene takes place about an hour into the film), one or two single frame shots can be seen which show bit more nudity from Selene and her starting to get on top of Michael. These shots were part of original sex scene and were accidentally left in during editing of the film.

Director Len Wiseman said in the commentary for the theatrical cut of the film recorded in 2006 how there were some scenes that were deleted from the film and how there might be an extended version of the film released sometime after the DVD release, just like the first film had, but that never happened. He also mentioned in some interviews when the movie was released in theaters how the original cut almost got an NC-17 rating, mostly due to the level of violence and gore but it was also hinted that one of the other reasons why the original version of the sex scene between Michael and Selene was cut down is because that scene alone would probably earn the movie an NC-17 rating. See more »

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Underworld Evolution reviewed
6 February 2006 | by movieshopstuttgaSee all my reviews

What can someone write about a movie that has been so well discussed already during the past weeks?! Everything has been said in reviews and fan forums about the plot with Romeo & Juliet resemblances framed by the secret war between vampires and werewolves, about the cast and characters, about the movie's style & atmosphere, action, make-up and CGI effects, camera shots, violence, love scenes & nudity. Underworld Evolution's predecessor was above all underestimated in terms of what potential it had to build up a solid fan base in a genre that throughout movie history like no other has not only drawn people into the theatres but also to conventions, fan clubs, signings and other events. If we go back in time movies which threw together famous film monsters like in "House of Frankenstein", "Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man", later in "Frankenstein's Bloody Terror" or in our days "Freddie Vs. Jason", "Van Helsing" and "Aliens Vs Predator" were most likely designed to squeeze the purse of the audience (which in most cases without no doubt they successfully did) but never have withstood the moviegoer's expectations for a long time. "Underworld" (2003) on the other hand, a sleeper during it's theatrical release as treated with neglect promotion wise in many countries has to be admitted that it rightfully gained it's respect through mouth-to-mouth propaganda resulting in DVD sales which soon exceeded the box-office results. The movie built up a very solid fan base, people that keep talking about it even after three years – creating an under-world (sorry for the pun, I just could not resist) like Star Trek, Star Wars and some other Sci-Fi movies and shows have done before. So it is very possible that for the first time in the horror genre "Underworld" and "Underworld Evolution" really work as 'monster mash' movies.

With only some video clips on his reference list it is obvious that "Underworld" was a child of heart of writer / director Len Wiseman (together with writers Danny McBride and Kevin Grevioux). Only someone very dedicated and so confident can get such a project of the ground without having directed a single feature length movie before - get it produced, assemble a professional cast. And it paid out - with an estimated budget of 22 mill. it achieved an accumulated worldwide gross of more than 90 mill. US dollars. Plus, it activated a great number of fans which were dying to see more. Because of these fans there is a sequel – they made it possible by buying the DVDs, watching Underworld in the cinema and kept talking about it, discussing it from the beginning to the end, throwing up questions, inspiring new story lines, etc. When seeing "Underworld Evolution" I believe that Len Wiseman and Danny McBride accurately meet the expectations of their fans in a very respective way. They stand true to the original in style and action and by not getting too pathetic love story wise. The storyline is not dumb and does not just follow the vampires vs. werewolves plot which it could have done. Of course it has some flaws, but nothing which can be not excused. As there is no perfect crime there is also no perfect plot. All stories have flaws – even the real ones. And if we look behind the almost endless tour-de-action: there is the beautiful Kate Beckinsale who was the lead action heroine in the first movie and now, without loosing any of her screen presence, she leaves enough space for Scott Speedman who now plays a much stronger and more self-confident Michael Corvin. Bill Nighy is always an extreme pleasure to watch and it is amazing how versatile this man is. And of course there is the great Sir Derek Jacobi playing his part so wonderfully understated, yet so present, that it will be a hard task not to bring his character back in a future entry. Conclusion: If you have seen the first "Underworld" movie and liked it, and if you are allowed to "pervasive strong violence and gore, some sexuality/nudity and language" you won't be disappointed. If you don't like horror movies at all – this one is not likely to change your opinion. When you consider this and buy a ticket you will get an action packed horror movie which can be watched for more than one time for several reasons. But see for yourself …


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