Underworld: Evolution
Entertainment: +1
Acceptability: -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
Distributor: Screen Gems

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
Sexual Intercourse: two graphic sex scenes that are downright pornographic
Nudity: one extended scene features the leads in the buff
Homosexual Conduct: no, but most every other sexual lifestyle is represented
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: only from the audience as the lady moves in her rubber outfit
Drug Abuse: 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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