Monday, January 30, 2006

Underworld: Evolution

Underworld Evolution is the sequel to the 2003 movie Underworld, a tale of the war between vampires and werewolves, sorry Lycans. Anyway, the war rages on and...

The story goes back to the beginnings of the two races and both Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman), fleeing possible retribution for having killed Victor, must work together to try to discover the secrets of their bloodlines.

Meanwhile Marcus (Tony Curran), the last remaining elder vampire, has been awakened and now seeks to release his demonic Lycan brother William from his imprisonment - an act guaranteed to wreak death and destruction across the world as William is an uncontrollable monster.

As sequels go this was actually quite good. Having just stuffed myself on a pizza beforehand, I'm sometimes prone to dozing off in the cinema for a few minutes during slower scenes but there was enough action going on here to keep me awake throughout.

So basically there's loads of action and some very well done CGI effects. Kate Beckinsake dons her skin-tight black leather costume, takes it off for the steamy scene, and visits mayhem on just about anyone in her path. The story starts with a flashback to around six hundred years earlier when William was captured and imprisoned and then picks up where the first movie left off - Victor is dead, Selene and Michael are on the run and Craven is about to get the shock of his life.

Definitely worth seeing if you like vampire/werewolf movies and if you've seen the original!

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
My Rating: 7/10

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