I remember appreciating UNDERWORLD for what it was, even though it was a flawed film. The inevitable and unnecessary sequel however, left much to be desired.
Underworld: Evolution isnít a terrible movie, but itís just not a good movie. Kate Beckinsale is back and does a nice job as Selene the vampire, but sheís not given anything new to do. Well, maybe she shows a little more vulnerability, but itís not enough to really call it growth as a character. Scott Speedman is back as Michael the newfangled hybrid werewolf, and the same goes for his character.
What is new is Tony Curran as Marcus, ďthe earliest vampireĒ, and he does a good job. Iíve seen him in a lot of stuff, and heís always good. Kinda creepy for a redhead, but always good. His character in this movie is why itís called Evolution, as heís different than the rest of the vampires.
However, I must have missed something because I couldnít tell you why heís evolved.
Len Wiseman is back as the co-writer and director for Evolution, and he does an OK job. But so far, sorry dude, his biggest achievement to date is marrying the lovely Ms Beckinsale.