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Underworld: Evolution

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Hyper-violent and absolutely not for kids.

Movie R 2006 105 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 17+

Ages 17+

Not recommended for people under the age of 17
age 12+

Apparently a violent movie?!

Possibly would have been a good movie, it sounded inter sting, only the screen are so dark it was impossible to see what was going on. Fight scenes sounded awesome and would have been great to see as well Don't bother, unless you'd like a audiobook to fall to sleep to

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (14 ):

Stylized and extraordinarily violent, this sequel repeats the formula of the first film. Nothing that happens this time will surprise anyone, except, perhaps, the fact that Derek Jacobi has agreed to play the oldest immortal ever. Selene and Michael again try to sort out their identities, and Marcus tries to reunite with wolfy William in order to run the world.

More interesting and never quite examined is the notion of "infectious" race. The vampires see the werewolves as odious for just this reason -- anyone they bite becomes a werewolf. And yet, the vampires are in the same sort of boat. Their similarity is vaguely instructive, races generally being cultural and political concoctions, their myths and backstories functions of power-grabbing and territorial squabbling. But their infectiousness provides the possibility for provocation and perception: race here is not inherent or stable or a means of fixed identity. It is mutable and mutating. All the generic, frankly tiresome bloody war stuff in Underworld: Evolution doesn't quite obliterate this insight.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 20, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: June 6, 2006
  • Cast: Bill Nighy , Kate Beckinsale , Scott Speedman
  • Director: Len Wiseman
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Screen Gems
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 105 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: pervasive strong violence and gore, some sexuality/nudity and language.
  • Last updated: June 1, 2023

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