Underworld: Evolution (2006)

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Critic Consensus: A visual and aural assault on the senses, this vampire-werewolf sequel makes a lot of noise and features a heavy-handed, overly convoluted story.

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Tribes of vampires and werewolves battle for supremacy among the undead in this follow-up to the horror hit Underworld. Tracing the bloody history of the ongoing war between the Death Dealers, a gang of upper-crust vampires, and the Lycans, a pack of scruffy werewolves, Underworld: Evolution finds beautiful Death Dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and hunky Lycan Michael (Scott Speedman) exploring their own pasts as well as those of their comrades in hope of uncovering the secrets of this centuries-old conflict. As Selene and Michael deal with their bloody legacy as well as their forbidden romance, the violence between the Death Dealers and the Lycans escalates in what may be the final face-off between them. Directed by Len Wiseman, who also helmed the first film, Underworld: Evolution also stars Shane Brolly, Bill Nighy, Tony Curran, and Derek Jacobi. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
R (for pervasive strong violence and gore some sexuality/nudity and language.)
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Action & Adventure , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Bill Nighy
as Viktor
Scott Speedman
as Michael
Derek Jacobi
as Corvinus
Tony Curran
as Marcus
Shane Brolly
as Kraven
Michael Sheen
as Lucian
Alexander Grant
as Tavern Cop No. 2
Kurt Carley
as Hero Black Wolf No. 1
Brian Steele
as William
Raoul Ganeev
as Truck Driver
John Mann
as Samuel
Robby Gee
as Kahn
Zita Görög
as Amelia
Andrew Kavadas
as Selene's Father
Sean Rogerson
as Death Dealer No. 2
Christopher R. Sumpton
as Hero Black Wolf No. 2
Christine Danielle
as Tanis Vamp No. 1
Lily Mo Sheen
as Young Selene
Julius Chapple
as French Cleaner Aide
Rich Cetrone
as Pierce
Kaja Gjesdal
as Tanis Vamp No. 2
Dany Papineau
as Death Dealer No. 1
Mike Mukatis
as Taylor
Attila Lovaghy
as Tavern Cop No. 1
Monica Hamburg
as Newscaster
Kayla Levins
as Selene's Sister
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Critic Reviews for Underworld: Evolution

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (20)

Underworld films are a highly specialized taste, and those who've acquired it know who they are. Everyone else should give this one a wide berth.

November 27, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

The plot is so convoluted that missing even five minutes at a stretch won't make any difference in your comprehension of the story.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
Salon.com
Top Critic

I can't even begin to divulge the storyline because it's mostly unfathomable.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

I dare anyone to follow the plot, which manages, like some ill-baked meringue, to be both too light on the surface and too densely clotted underneath.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Slate
Top Critic

A monster chiller sequel that is visually spectacular but rather overburdened with story.

January 26, 2006
Philadelphia Inquirer
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There's nothing new under the sun -- or out of it -- as vampire movies go.

January 26, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
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Audience Reviews for Underworld: Evolution

"Underworld: Evolution" is just another generic sequel. It picks up right where "Underworld" ends, with Marcus(Tony Curran) awakening. Marcus then begins to hunt Selene(Kate Beckinsale) and her Lycon/Vampire hybrid lover Michael(Scott Speedman). There is some vampire vs werewolf action, but this is more of a vampire vs vampire movie. More action and gore(some actually very good gore scenes), and less story. There is some secrets revealed about their pasts, and the death of a couple key characters, but overall not an improvement over the first one. Sequels are rarely better, so it's not a big surprise that it comes up short. Still worth a watch if your a fan of the first one or horror movies, just keep expectations in check.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

three stars

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

04/08/2011 (ONLINE) Super cool! Not many sequels can compliment their original films but this for me certainly did. Awesome stuff, vampires, werewolves and Michael the coolest hybrid. The action is there, the artistry looks fantastic the whole film is my kind of flick in this genre. Cool actors and a awesome lead actress to bring this story to life and giving me an exiting 2 hour break from reality. Watching this again has me swinging for the 4th installment and I cannot wait till I drench myself in another tale from the "Underworld".

EightThirty .
EightThirty .

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