Posted on 10/14/12 08:01 AM
Ultraviolet opens with really cool opening credit animation in comic book style. After that, it all goes downhill pretty fast though.
The effects look incredibly dated which is a major problem for a film that relies so heavily on CGI (I'm really wondering how a film that cost approximately 30 million can look so cheap). The acting is just terrible and the storytelling sucks (the plot for itself wouldn't be so confusing but it's so disjointed and down-edited that you barely can follow what's going on). The premise could have made an interesting and challenging flick but the execution is just dysmal.
A possible genocide parable was turned into a B-movie camp fest with terrible production value where The Matrix meets Underworld meets video game meets giant paint pot.
Some things, Ultraviolet does pretty good though. The action sequences are decent and the colour palette is impressive. Director Wimmer works with stark colour contrasts a lot and would have liked the looks wouldn't it be for the bad bad CGI.
Bottom Line: Avoid it if possible!