Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Front Cover Actor
Kate Beckinsale Selene
Scott Speedman Michael Corvin
Shane Brolly Kraven
Julius Chapple Fr. Cleaner
Tony Curran Marcus
Zita Görög Amelia
Derek Jacobi Alexander Corvinus
Steven Mackintosh Tanis
John Mann Samuel
Scott McElroy Soren
Bill Nighy Viktor
Brian Steele William Corvinus
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Horror; Fantasy; Action
Director Len Wiseman
Producer Gary Lucchesi; Tom Rosenberg; David Coatsworth
Writer Danny McBride; Len Wiseman
Studio Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 45 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Better action, a bit of sex, and gorier R-rated violence make Underworld: Evolution a reasonably satisfying sequel to 2003's surprise hit Underworld. Looking stunning as ever in her black leather battle gear, Kate Beckinsale is every goth guy's fantasy as Selene, the vampire "death dealer" who's now fighting to stop the release of the original "Lycan" werewolf, William (Brian Steele) from the prison that's held him for centuries. As we learn from the film's action-packed prologue, William and his brother Marcus (Tony Curran) began the bloodline of vampires and werewolves, and after witnessing centuries of warfare between them, their immortal father Corvinus (Derek Jacobi) now seeks Selene and the human vampire/lycan hybrid Michael (Scott Speedman) to put an end to the war perpetuated by Victor (Bill Nighy), the vampire warrior whose betrayal of Selene turns Underworld: Evolution into an epic tale of familial revenge. This ambitious attempt at Shakespearean horror is compromised by a script (by Danny McBride and returning director Len Wiseman, Beckinsale's real-life husband) that's more confusing than it needs to be, with too many characters and not enough storytelling detail to flesh them all out. Aspiring to greatness and falling well short of that goal, Underworld: Evolution succeeds instead as a full-throttle action/horror thriller, with enough swordplay, gunplay, and CGI monsters to justify the continuation of the Underworld franchise. If you're an established fan, this is a must-see movie; if not, well... at least it's better than Van Helsing! --Jeff Shannon
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Index 1633
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 2006
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
UPC 043396144385
Release Date 6/6/06
Subtitles English; French
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1