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Underworld: Evolution Reviews

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January 14, 2018
A really enjoyable sequel! "Underworld Evolution" compliments the first film by continuing the story in a fun and exciting way, it still keeps the stylish/ sleek action sequences with great choreographed scenes. Kate Beckinsale returned as Selene very well and was really entertaining.

But just like the first, this is still pretty reliant on CGI and is pretty recognisable but no matter, this is still a really fun film.
October 27, 2017
looks action packed!!
½ October 24, 2017
Why do the people love this franchise, it's super dumb, the first was way better.
September 26, 2017
Underworld is a melodramatic franchise about warring vampires and wolves, in which people of different species fall in love. The blue-gray aesthetics are bludgeoning, the script is convoluted and convenient, and the lore is incredibly unwieldy. I constantly found myself checking Wikipedia just to keep up. It's definitely not good, but with moments of ridiculous fun in the action and a surprising sense of care in the filmmaking, at least I can say it's better than Twilight...but just barely.
August 13, 2017
Welcome to the Underworld
August 13, 2017
Serviceable sequel which adds little to the ongoing supernatural war story . . .
½ July 7, 2017
The story is more ridiculous but the action and creature design are top notch. Evolution is pure guilty entertainment about fanged immortals stuck in an eternal war for supremacy, and I'm alright with that.
½ June 29, 2017
Still hard to follow, but does better on the explaining portion then the first
February 26, 2017
Underworld Evolution is the sequel to UnderWorld and it's pretty bad. The movie shits all over the first film with its hammy writing with loads of continuity problems. This one is just really boring, full of uninteresting characters and boring action scenes with some pretty poorly developed characters. I'm a huge fan of Werewolves and vampire movies but this just doesn't have any of the cool stuff you would hope for in a good werewolf movie. The main werewolf/Lycan designs are still ugly looking like a mixture of a bear and a monkey altho with pretty good practical effects. Altho I do really like the look of the white werewolf/William towards the end of the movie having a more iconic and werewolf like appearance to him. Overall tho 1/5
Super Reviewer
February 11, 2017
Better than the first in terms of action, More gore and some nice effects too, I enjoyed the story even if it was predictable at times, Overall on par with the first and allot of fun.
½ February 4, 2017
Worthy sequel to a great film. 16% RT? Seriously, you should avoid rating certain genres as you're pretty dreadful at it to say the least.
½ January 7, 2017
1/7/2017: A very good sequel! Tons of action and a good story. Beckinsale in all leather doesn't hurt either.
½ January 6, 2017
Underworld: Evolution tried to built a plot where there really is no space for one. It gets very convoluted and heavy which makes it pretty unenjoyable.
½ January 4, 2017
amazing story, beastly action, everything connects with the overall story, great music, more details about how they go about doing what they do in the human world (about 6 viewings)
Super Reviewer
January 4, 2017
Looking at Underworld Evolution as a mindless action adventure, it's not all that bad. It doesn't take itself too seriously, there are some well-directed action sequences, and the characters are far more realized than they were the first time around.

Let's just be honest, the first Underworld is garbage. There's no two ways about it. The dialogue is horrible, the performances are over the top, and the visual effects are dated. But with the three years in between the first and the second, something must have clicked within the writer's room. Evolution is about 30 minutes shorter and much less convoluted than the first entry. When there are exposition-heavy scenes, they add to the story, instead of making things more confusing. I've already spent a couple hours with Selene & company, so I was prepared with the lore and character history. Plus, wasn't it nice getting Kraven out of the way early on in the film? Horrible character.

Len Wiseman isn't the most talented director in Hollywood, or the smartest (considering he wants to make a Die Hard prequel), but I think he knows what people want out of these movies. Kate Beckinsale and some cool vampire-werewolf action are the primary reason these movies make money. While the main villains are set up nicely through flashbacks in the opening scene, they end up having little differences to Bill Nighy's first film villain.

Part of the appeal of this particular Underworld entry is that it's in many ways, a fantasy-horror-western. Sure, it doesn't take place in the wild west, but the way the story is set up is very much similar to that of typical westerns. Selene and Michael spend the entire film on the run and in search of a mystical artifact linked to the past of their species. At the same time, this film suffers from the same problems as most vampire flicks do, the untouchable nature of vampires contributes to a less visceral experience if you know they will ultimately survive whenever they die. In all, it's hard to think I would ever watch this film again, but it's entertaining enough for me to give it a positive review.

+Solid action

+Characters are more realized


-Villains are weak

-So.. are they untouchable?

½ January 2, 2017
It's good movie to watch
December 28, 2016
3/5. While it won't blow your mind, Underworld: Evolution is a fun little sequel to a great movie.
December 26, 2016
Good = 3/5

While not exactly holding up to it's predecessor by any means, Evolution is still a fun, (while sometimes overly ridiculous, and containing a jumbled plot) action packed, vampire/werewolf filled film. There's still a lot to like here if you're a fan of the genre.
December 14, 2016
PVC, latex, rubber--skin tight outfit for the horndog nerd gamer audience, not that there's anything wrong with that.
½ December 4, 2016
More of the same garbage from the first.
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