|release date||January 20 2006|
|studio||Sony Screen Gems|
|writer||Len Wiseman, Danny McBride|
|starring||Kate Beckinsale, Shane Brolly, Scott Speedman, Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThe sequel to the $100 million worldwide hit, Underworld: Evolution continues the saga of war between the aristocratic Death Dealers and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene (Kate Beckinsale), the beautiful vampire heroine, and Michael (Scott Speedman), the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. The fast-paced, modern-day tale of deadly action, ruthless intrigue and forbidden love takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution. Directed by Len Wiseman and co-starring Bill Nighy, Tony Curran and Derek Jacoby.
The first Underworld is an easy movie to pick on. Billed as a Romeo and Juliet love story with scary monsters and jaw-dropping action, it ended up being a blah love story with blah monsters and action that, while technically competent, was still fairly blah. With an ill-defined Euro-goth backdrop, a costume design lifted entirely from the Matrix trilogy and a visual style that can best be described as “blue-ish,” it came across as large cinematic yawn. Not awful enough to be enjoyed on a camp level; not good enough to have its flaws overlooked. And yet, despite all rational logic, it became quite popular, particularly amongst the Anne Rice readers out there. …Read More