Underworld: Evolution

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1

Content: -4

The war between werewolves and vampires continues in this sequel. The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene (Beckinsale), the vampire heroine, and Michael (Scott Speedman), the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines.

This solemn, stylized fantasy is a study in gory, frenetic violence. Theres lots of conflict handled the old-fashioned way with destruction and bloodletting. Displaying much in common with a spasmodic video game, the film focuses on countless battle scenes, with just a sprinkling of story and character development (if it can be called that) intermingled with tons of martial arts gymnastics, monsters running amuck, and gallons of special effects plasma. And for those looking for more than slashings and howlings, theres Kate Beckinsale as the princess of darkness tightly outfitted in black rubber, which has a stimulating effect on the rest of the children of the night, not to mention most film critics. If you think the media is bombarding our society with too much sexuality, then this is one you may wish to pass on.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Screen Gems

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: a couple of lewd remarks

Obscene Language: 14 obscenities the S and F words

Profanity: three uses of Christs name in vain

Violence: Oh yeah, lots of impalings, shootings, beatings, body splatterings, etc

Sex: two graphic sex scenes that are downright pornographic

Nudity: one extended scene features the leads in the buff

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: only from the audience as the lady moves in her rubber outfit

Drugs: No, mainly these freaks drink blood to get a rush

Other: none

Running Time: endless
Intended Audience: 14-year-old boys and the children of the night

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