I've always wanted to be a movie critic so I guess I'm going to test the waters. Here it goes.
Synopsis: "Underworld: Evolution" continues the saga of war between the aristocratic Death Dealers (vampires) and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene (Kate Beckinsale), the beautiful vampire heroine, and Michael (Scott Speedman), the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. The fast-paced, modern-day tale of deadly action, ruthless intrigue and forbidden love takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution.
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Bill Nighy, Derek Jacobi
Movie Review: First off this movie isn't going to be for everyone because the obvious content is Science Fiction/Action/Horror.
That aside this movie picks up where the last movie left off. Selene and Micheal are on the run from the vampries as Selene has killed one of the vampire elders to help Micheal, a hybrid of both vampire and werewolf, survive as the first of his kind.
Meanwhile, Marcus, the other vampire elder is awakened and starts a rampage on his way to find Selene and Micheal after learning what has happened to the vampire order.
Marcus ends up being on quest to find his brother and nobody is going to stop him on his quest. Selene and Micheal are the only hope to save the world from Marcus. He plans to release his brother, William a werewolf, from his prision to let him roam free on the world.
Ok, I don't want to give you to much more or you might not want to go check this out. Anyways...my grade is in.
Action: B+ Actors: B (Some good chemistry between Beckinsale and Speedman that carried over from the first movie)
Special Effects: A Plot: C+ Overall: B
Some of the other crictics online and other papers are harsh on this movie but I enjoyed it. So...if you want to read those too so click here.
On the other hand, we have "Raines." Now, I like Jeff Goldblum - maybe even more than James Woods - and he seems to be doing the best with what he's given and I couldn't imagine anyone else bringing this character to life, but....