Home

The Sons of Corvinus Return

image by Veronica V. Jones

Underworld Evolution Delivers Undead Ultraviolence

Kate Beckinsale as the lovely and lethal vampire Selene Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman as Selene and Michael share a tender moment.

Kate Beckinsale — as the death-dealing vampire warrior Selene — blasts her way through the new goth-action sequel Underworld Evolution.

Part summer popcorner, part horror flick, it seems fitting that a series that introduced the world to vampire / werewolf hybrids be a bit of a mixed breed itself. The plot holds up reasonably well, but thanks to the near-constant combat, we’re never really given a chance to stop and think. Overall, this is a satisfying film, even it it feels a little like a videogame from time to time.

The visuals are what take Evolution to the next level of genre cinema: the vampires, werewolves, and everyone in between look very convincing as they rip each other to pieces. Between Ms. Beckinsale and her tight leather wardrobe, and Scott Speedman’s clothes never lasting for more than half a scene, there’s also enough low-tech eye candy to hold your attention when the effects crew take the occasional break.

Even if you’ve never seen the first Underworld film, there’s no reason to miss this superior sequel. There’s a little something for everyone, undead or otherwise.

Written by in January of 2006. Last edited September 2014.

Related Features

Patricio Marcelo Balanovsky

A dour looking man with large white wings in a hoodie smokes a cigarette. An sexy yet industrial robot woman closes her eyes. A muscular man with glowing eyes and intricate tattoos stands ready.

The Mysterious Zombie Movie Mutation

Word War Z - zombies as the flu. Cockneys Vs. Zombies - zombies as the generation gap. Warm Bodies - Zombies as teen angst.

Patrick McEvoy

A pale woman in a low-cut dress stands in front of a glowing bowl. A bearded man in robes angrily wields two daggers. An emotional chimpanzee wearing x-ray specs views its own skeletal hand.

Vampires Done Right in 30 Days of Night

Josh Hartnett in 30 Days of Night. Melissa George in 30 Days of Night. Danny Huston in 30 Days of Night. Megan Franich in 30 Days of Night.

Peter Mohrbacher

A young man with white hair and a large sword is bathed in golden light. A tall figure with a surrealistic head gestures grandly. A skeletal figure wrapped in green stares with cold, pale eyes.

Comments

  • Johnny - July 29th, 2006 at 3:10 am

    It’s a good movie..

  • UKRAINE - August 13th, 2006 at 6:33 pm

    I love Kate Backensale !!!

  • pieter-jan - September 20th, 2006 at 8:48 am

    she is deffinetly the moust beatiful woman in this picture

  • ianisee - November 14th, 2006 at 1:50 pm

    NOw will there be another after this one. One house was distroyed and that leaves the house that Amila came from. NOw that the Twins are dead and there are only 2 that are day walkers MIke and the Katie. What will be next cause they have upset the fantasy if it was real but it’s not just a story someone made up for folk tales. What will happen next any ideas?