Underworld: Evolution Reviews

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November 27, 2006
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.
October 7, 2006
The plot is so convoluted that missing even five minutes at a stretch won't make any difference in your comprehension of the story.
July 1, 2006
The digital critters look much better than in the first film, it's fun seeing Derek Jacobi and Bill Nighy vamp it up, and the sight of Kate in that suit makes it worth squinting through all the murk.
June 24, 2006
I can't even begin to divulge the storyline because it's mostly unfathomable.
February 11, 2006
The murkily atmospheric sets resemble the ruins and prisons of Piranesi.
February 11, 2006
So dedicated to its ludicrously convoluted plot that it takes half an hour to explain what the hell is going on.
January 26, 2006
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.
January 26, 2006
A monster chiller sequel that is visually spectacular but rather overburdened with story.
January 26, 2006
There's nothing new under the sun -- or out of it -- as vampire movies go.
January 25, 2006
... the series never expands on the promise of its one innovation.
January 25, 2006
There's no guiding power at work here; it's Evolution without a shred of intelligent design.
January 24, 2006
... despite an admirable attempt to test the boundaries of the genre, the continuing saga about the war between the vampires and the werewolves is humorless, too confusing and not particularly fun to watch.
January 24, 2006
Underworld: Evolution is representative of the 'modern' vampire movie -- loud, violent, and raucous.
January 24, 2006
... this Underworld sequel has only piled on the things that made its predecessor annoying: Heavy-handed backstory and aimless, affectless mayhem.
January 24, 2006
As far as gratuitous follow-ups go, it is neither evolution nor devolution. A more appropriate title is Underworld: Stagnation.
January 24, 2006
With leads who strain to manage one facial expression between them, and a cinematographer shooting everything through the same steel-blue filter, Underworld: Evolution is a monotonous barrage of computer-generated fur and fangs.
January 24, 2006
Director Len Wiseman, formerly of the music-video world, is still stuck on music-video logic: Throw in awesome-looking stuff, throw in more awesome-looking stuff, don't worry so much about connecting anything.
January 24, 2006
... a movie that beats you over the head until you -- along with all the fanged and furry beasts of the future -- are senseless.
January 24, 2006
As with Underworld: Evolution's 2003 predecessor, you leave the theatre feeling as if the filmmakers are still back there, with PowerPoint flow charts, explaining the flashback-intensive plotline ...
January 24, 2006
The script ... isn't particularly interesting ...
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