Bloodthirsty vengeance is measured out in buckets, not spoonfuls for this hard-hitting vampire movie sequel. The story picks up right where the first UNDERWORLD left off, in the midst of a war between Lycans (werewolves) and vampires, with the gorgeous death-dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale), on the run with her vamp-wolf hybrid lover, Michael (Scott Speedman). This go-'round, there are flashbacks to three centuries earlier and the separation of two ultra-bad brothers, one vampire and one Lycan. The Lycan gets locked in a hidden tomb/prison and the feud begins. In the present, the winged vamp brother Marcus (Tony Curran) is determined to find his Lycan sibling and free him, which would wreak unimaginable havoc on the world. Selene's got to stop it, and the result is mayhem, with great gun battles, bashings and hackings, mysterious artifacts, orgies, and sneaking around in the dripping wet crypts and catacombs. Beckinsale looks great with her jet-black hair, skintight leather bodysuit, red lips, and glowing blue eyes. Director Len Wiseman obviously has a great love for this alternate universe; he keeps the action humming, the blood running, and the cast well-stocked with seasoned British actors like Sir Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy, and Steven Mackintosh. The sex and violence may still be a bit intense for youngsters, but for the vampire crowd, it's a moveable feast of generous, still-twitching proportions.
Marco Beltrami - Composer
Len Wiseman - Director, UNDERWORLD (2003)
Bill Nighy - British actor, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, UNDERWORLD
Danny McBride - Screenwriter, UNDERWORLD
Wendy Partridge - Costume Designer, ANATOMY OF A HATE CRIME (2001)
Simon Duggan - Australian DOP
Patrick Tatopoulos - Creature Designer, SILENT HILL (2006)
Steven Mackintosh - Actor - London Kills Me
Stephen Mackintosh - Actor - London Kills Me
Nicolas De Toth - Editor, UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION (2006)
Sophia Myles - Actor - OLIVER TWIST (1999 Mini-Series)
Derek Jacobi - Shakespearian actor best known for "I, Claudius"
Sir Derek Jacobi - Shakespearian actor best known for "I, Claudius"
Michael Sheen - Actor, UNDERWORLD (2003)
Tony Curran - Actor, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (2003)
Gary Lucchesi - Producer
Richard S. Wright - PRODUCER
Richard Wright - PRODUCER
Scott Speedman - Actor, UNDERWORLD, THE STRANGERS, FELICITY
Kate Beckinsale - British Actress
Theatrical Release: January 20, 2006
"The picture is appropriately dark and the color palette is filled with greys and greens." - 06/01/2006 Widescreen Review, p.68
4 stars out of 5 -- "Despite the sound and fury, it's ROMEO AND JULIET with vampires and werewolves..." - 07/01/2006 Ultimate DVD, p.82