Underworld: Evolution (2006)
This movie will satisfy its target audience, guaranteed
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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