Tribes of vampires and werewolves battle for supremacy among the undead in this follow-up to the horror hit Underworld. Tracing the bloody history of the ongoing war between the Death Dealers, a gang of upper-crust vampires, and the Lycans, a pack of scruffy werewolves, Underworld: Evolution finds beautiful Death Dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and hunky Lycan Michael (Scott Speedman) exploring their own pasts as well as those of their comrades in hope of uncovering the secrets of this centuries-old conflict. As Selene and Michael deal with their bloody legacy as well as their forbidden romance, the violence between the Death Dealers and the Lycans escalates in what may be the final face-off between them. Directed by Len Wiseman, who also helmed the first film, Underworld: Evolution also stars Shane Brolly, Bill Nighy, Tony Curran, and Derek Jacobi.~Mark Deming
Director and filmmakers' commentary
The Hybrid Theory - visual effects featurette
The War Rages On - stunts featurette
Bloodlines: From Script to Screen - making-of featurette
Making Monsters Roar - creature featurette
Building a Saga - production design featurette
Music and Mayhem - music and sound design featurette
Under cover of night, vampires engage in an age-old battle with their sworn enemies, the Lycans, a clan of violent werewolves. Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a vampire orphaned in the wake of a bloody Lycan attack, works for the vampire clan as a trained killer. When the Lycans take a mysterious interest in Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman), an exceptional mortal doctor, Selene struggles to save him from Lucian (Michael Sheen), a ruthless Lycan leader hellbent on ending the vampire bloodline.
Better than Twilight.
This movie extensively features the characters of Selene and Micheal from the previous movie in the series, making it an interesting watch for the character and story development of these two characters. Moreover, it has great action sequences that are a blast to watch. The Steelbook itself looks amazing, having an awesome drawing as the artwork which features a scene from within the movie. Overall, this makes a great addition to any Steelbook collection.
Movie: Picking up directly after the first one, Underworld: Evolution expands the story with Selene's origin as she and Michael engage in conflict with characters only mentioned in the previous film.
Steelbook: This franchise proves that steelbooks don't need interior artwork all the time. A vibrant solid color is used for each film. The blu-ray itself is the same disk used for the 2006 release.
What I liked about this movie is it showed a little more info about the Lycans and Vampires. I liked how beastly Markus looked and that Selene got some more powers in this. The action's pretty cool and the history was nice to see. It also showed Selene's background a bit more. If you liked the first one you'll like this one.
Another one of the "Pop Art" steelbooks, it is a good addition for any collector. The sequel movie to the original Underworld about the war between Vampires and Werewolves, need I say more? If you haven't seen this by now, you need to.