#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Underworld: Evolution continues the saga of war between the vampires and the Lycans. The film goes back to the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene, the beautiful vampire heroine, and Michael, the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. This will be a modern tale of action, intrigue and forbidden love, which takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution.
Plot: As the war between the vampires and the Lycans rages on, Selene, a former member of the Death Dealers (an elite vampire special forces unit that hunts werewolves), and Michael, the werewolf hybrid, work together in an effort to unlock the secrets of their respective bloodlines.
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I’m sorry but I’ve denied myself this for far too long. _Underworld: Evolution_ is a cinematic masterpiece and I will fight to the death to defend it.
(I won’t actually fight to the death to defend it, or even really try to defend it at all. I know I am in the vast minority here, but I absolutely love this film.)
_Final rating:★★★★½ – Ridiculously strong appeal. I can’t stop thinking about it._
The sequel to cult fave Underworld (2003) finds vampire warrior Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and half werewolf Michael (Scott Speedman) unravelling the truth about their respective blood lines. Just what caused the feud between the vampires and the lycans?
Unsurprisingly reviews for this sequel are mixed, it’s either a smart action popcorner that was warranted, or it’s a huge let down after the first film. Personally I’m in the first camp, personally because it does pretty much the same things, only the story has a bit of complexity about it to try and bluff us that it’s cerebral.
For a film about vampires and werewolves at war it delivers all that is required in the modern era. There’s lots of high energy action, blood and guts galore, CGI overdrive, fast pacing and a sexy lead actress fronting the piece. The story ticks along nicely, introducing new and interesting characters, while flashbacks fill in the gaps for any newcomers to the series. The main villain is one bad-ass winged mofo, a genuine terror that our protagonists have right to fear, and the finale is as expected a bonkers array of bloody chaos.
Smartly put together by director Len Wiseman and coolly photographed by Simon Duggan (steel blues and greys), it isn’t ground breaking cinema, but it’s a wail of a time for those with expectation levels set at popcorn bonanza. 7/10
The Last Hope Left
Selene (Kate Beckinsale) wishes to expose the truth about the death of Viktor to the first true vampire Marcus (Tony Curran) that is hibernating. However, Marcus has already awakened and wants to release his savage Lycan brother William (Brian Steele), who has been imprisoned for centuries. When Marcus tries to get the medal possessed by Lucian from the hybrid Michael (Scott Speedman), Selene decides to visit Andreas Tanis (Steven Mackintosh), the exiled official historian of the covens, to understand his interest. When Selene and Michael meet Tanis, they disclose the truth about their bloodlines, and later with the support of Alexander Corvinus (Sir Derek Jacobi), Selene faces the powerful and evil Marcus as the last hope left for the mankind.
It is very difficult to see good sequels, but “Underworld – Evolution” gave me the sensation that together with “Underworld”, they are one good movie split in two parts. The viewers like me that enjoyed “Underworld” will certainly like this sequel very much. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): “Anjos da Noite – A Evolução” (“Angels of the Night – The Evolution”)
Note; On 28 January 2017, I saw this film again.
A Nutshell Review: Underworld: Evolution
After Kate Beckinsale’s Seline character got around kicking massive rear in slinky black Lycra, we had Charlize Theron doing the same in Aeon Flux, and coming soon, Milla Jovovich in Ultraviolet. Sexy costumes, menacing weapons and killer moves seem to be the order of the day. It’s no doubt that Underworld would have a sequel, since it was obviously hinted at after the end credits of the original, though it would be three years before it materialized.
And Kate Beckinsale still looked as hot as the pasty-white faced, black and blue eyed vampire known as a Death Dealer. Actually, that’s one of the extremely few good things about this movie. We get to see her more, see her in action more (*ahem* love scene some more to keep the fan boys happy) with her twin rapid firing handguns, and flitting around action sequences without tearing her outfit.
The other good thing about this movie, is if you’re a fan of blood and gore, you’ll be kept happy with the many decapitations in various creative ways, piercings, shootings (at point blank), and endless gunfire.
Unfortunately, these good points were thin after a while, and seriously, you’ll be clock watching for it to end. The movie starts off by going back to the early beginnings of the feud and tries to explain blood ties and brotherly love, in the times when the Death Dealers were wearing hand-me-down armor from the elves in Lord of the Rings. For those who are unfamiliar with the first movie, fret not, this movie does spend some time to try and explain the convoluted plot to you in a series of quick flashbacks. Sometimes so much that I think the entire first movie had been told here in fast forward.
And what a convoluted plot it is! Somehow you know that our heroes can’t die – one’s a superhuman hybrid never seen before, while the other is Seline the invincible who defied all odds to survive past the first film. But invulnerability makes a character weak, as it takes away the fun. Injuries heal in record time (ok, so they’re vampires who recuperate in the darkness), and you’ll really wonder if the Highlander way is the only way for a character to perish. The central plot about brotherhood, and the quest to unleash the very first Lycan was pretty boring stuff.
Somehow the production seemed a little lazy too. In the first movie, we had sets which are more in tuned to the present world, with the city and all. But this movie seemed to like darkness and worn out locations, and even the finale set looked suspiciously similar to the original’s. And I learnt too that vampires can transfer abilities and skills by letting another suck its blood, much like Chinese Martial Arts films where the kungfu master imparts his skills to his disciples using internal strength – you’ll become stronger overnight.
I had great hopes that the sequel would present itself as superior to the original, especially if it could develop a strong back story. However I was proved wrong, and this sequel, like many others, pale when compared to the original. I don’t think there’ll be another sequel given the characters becoming who they are at the end (almost a copy of X-Men 2’s camera moving across a body of water shot with voice over), but then again, you’ll never know.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (cut) (Philippines)
Genre Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Director Len Wiseman
Writer Danny McBride (screenplay), Len Wiseman (story), Danny McBride (story), Kevin Grevioux (characters), Len Wiseman (characters), Danny McBride (characters)
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Derek Jacobi
Country USA, Canada
Awards 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Lakeshore Entertainment, Screen Gems
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe (prints)
Film Length 2,740 m (Italy), 2,907 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)