Underworld: Evolution


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. Wiseman, a former art director and music video director, has a definite sense of style and pace, and the creature transformations are eye-popping. In addition, the cast raises the movie above the level of routine genre schlock.
  2. 50
    They're still fighting in this sequel. But this is a more visually inspired, muscularly made movie than its predecessor.
  3. 50
    Designed with Underworld fans in mind. Others need not apply.
  4. I especially like how, when Beckinsale's half-wolf, half-vampire friend Scott Speedman moves in for a kiss, you can hear the black leather of her dominatrix getup crinkle and crackle on the soundtrack like an old saddle. Sizzlin'!
  5. 50
    Writer-director Len Wiseman, now the star's husband, wisely moves this sequel to the countryside and wastes less time dispensing the same grog of grisly CGI combat and mythical mumbo jumbo.
  6. 42
    There's a ton of backstory behind Underworld: Evolution, which gets slightly denser and rowdier than its predecessor, but it's ultimately all in the service of a nigh-endless series of numbing, mechanical battles in which snarling protagonists and CGI monsters shoot, claw, and bloodily eviscerate each other. In other words, it's "Underworld," but more of it.
  7. Unfortunately, there's little wit or genuine suspense to elevate the proceedings above the level of a cheesy comic book.
  8. 40
    The plot is so convoluted that missing even five minutes at a stretch won't make any difference in your comprehension of the story.
  9. 40
    It's not quite quick enough to be anywhere near as gloomily engaging as the cast's original outing.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 452 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 97
  2. Negative: 20 out of 97
  1. Feb 14, 2011
    why are "professional critics" so dense?
  2. Dec 11, 2011
    How can a movie as bad as Underworld get any worse? That was what I found myself wondering at the end of Underworld Evolution, a film soHow can a movie as bad as Underworld get any worse? That was what I found myself wondering at the end of Underworld Evolution, a film so colossally bad it deserves some kind of award to emphasise the fact its dreadful. It has a terrible script, two wooden leads, a boring supporting cast and some awful set pieces. It's just bad. Really, really bad. Full Review »
  3. Oct 1, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. "Underworld: Evolution" is just annoying. Why are the vampires and Lycans just fighting consistently? No plot twists, witty script, or even chilly scares. It's a movie you'll get to watch and forget in a few moments. Full Review »