April 12, 2007

Yet another film starring Kate Beckinsale in a corset, fighting vampires and werewolves and various hybrids of the two. Even though it’s the sequel to Underworld, it had enough in common with Van Helsing to confuse the hell out of me and make me have to think real hard about what had happened in the previous movie and who the characters were.

Underworld: Evolution picks up right after the last movie ended…I think. The bad vampires are about to wake up the first vampire ever created. Once this guy is back in action, he goes looking for the first werewolf, who just happens to be his brother. As soon as they’re reunited, they’re going to…uh…do something…really bad? Kill everyone on the planet or something? Just as boring as the first one, I put my brain on auto-pilot while watching this one and didn’t store any of the plot points in my long term memory. it’s just as well, because I’m sure they did make any sense anyway.

I was weirded out by Kate Beckinsale’s body double. That sex scene contained the most awkward and contrived bare abdomen close-up I’ve ever seen. If you are going to have an extreme close-up of a naked body part, why on earth would you pick the belly button?

The prequel is still coming. Why?


Year – 2006
Rating – R
Runtime – 106 minutes
Genre – Vampires vs. Werewolves Sequel
Director(s) – Len Wiseman
Writer(s) – Danny McBride, Len Wiseman
Actor(s) – Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Shane Brolly, Derek Jacobi
BOB Rating – Two BOBs
Favorite Quote – "You are unwelcome in my presence." - Alexander Corvinus (Derek Jacobi)