Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selena and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 6.6/10 (73,912 voted)
Critic's Score: 36/100
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy
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.
Writers: Danny McBride, Len Wiseman
(as Sir Derek Jacobi)
(as Zita Gorog)
(as Sophia Miles)
(as Rich Cetrone)
Release Date: 20 January 2006
Filming Locations: Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $26,857,181
(22 January 2006)
(12 March 2006)
Did You Know?
Kate Beckinsale's chair had, instead of her name, "My Sweetie" on it surrounded by tiny hearts.
Errors in geography:
(At 22:10) The coordinates shown for the "safe house" (Location 254, Long 32 12 23, Lat 60 21 44) link to a location in Iran (near to the Afghanistan border) while the movie takes place in Hungary (recognizable from signs as the one saying "Hazorzo kutya" when entering Tanis' hiding place).
My God. Brother, what have you done?
Better than the first.
Just got back from watching it tonight, let me tell you, the first big
surprise was how how many people turned out for it, for a Thursday
night the place was packed as if Harry Potter had just come out, it's
been a while since my local theatre was like that.
Now to the movie itself. I liked the first one but this one was an
improvement. Mostly because of Scott Speedman's character Michael. The
last movie only gave us a glimpse into what he has become, and here we
get to see him kick butt alongside Selene as what is pretty much an
equal. Watching him fight and take-down werewolves was great.
The action scenes were bigger, with great direction and camera-work.
the special effects are also great, especially the scene with their
winged-nemesis pursuing their truck. Make-up is amazingly well done. It
was refreshing to see that the werewolves were still practical make-up
creations rather than CG.
There was also the added bonus of sex scenes. one where a guy is having
fun with a couple chick vampires, and one between the two leads. we get
to see most of Beckinsale's lovely figure (MILF is an understatement)
but no direct frontal shots. ladies will enjoy much shirtless Speedman
The opening segment makes it worth a look, i definitely recommend it to
anyone who liked the first or thought it had promise.