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Underworld: Evolution
I just got back from seeing Underworld: Evolution. It is a lot of fun - definitely not a 'deep thoughts' film, but lots of action, fights, gun play, and, of course, Kate Beckinsale in painted-on clothing. And, *out* of painted-on clothing. The movie has an 'R' rating, but I think they must've had to do some careful editing to avoid NC-17, and not because of the violence. It has one of the most graphic sex scenes I've seen in a 'mainstream' film. Not getting NC-17 took careful camera angles and editing. ;-)

So, yeah, I admit it, the main reason to see this movie is to watch Kate Beckinsale. :-) Her outfit is totally impractical, especially the heels, for a fighter - but damn, she looks good in it. ;-) The plot is best not closely examined, and continuity is questionable. But if you're looking for a pretty action movie to enjoy with your brain idling, this is a good one. :-)

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weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:13 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Did she and Speedman finally make the beast with two backs?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:14 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oh hells yeah! ;-)

That was the sex scene - total nudity, lots of pans, only carefully place legs, arms, etc, spared them from NC-17.
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:16 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Sweet. I don't know if I'll see it in theatres, but I'll see it eventually. :-)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:17 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
It is a total eye-candy movie.
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:24 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
This explains why I enjoy watching The Island with Ewen McGregor and Scarlet Johansson. Purrrrr.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I haven't seen that yet - been meaning too. :-)
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:40 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Mind you, the sex scene won't be as steamy, but given the comment below, there are no concerns about "the wrong hole"...
broestls From: broestls Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:29 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
That sex scene was terrible. Either Lycans are awkwardly hung or vampires get their "hardware" moved closer to their belly buttons.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Heh, I noticed that too - but I didn't mind, I was too busy oogling Kate to mind. ;-)
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:38 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Navel sex? Ouch. There's innies. There's outies. But I didn't think there were in 'n outties...
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 22nd, 2006 06:51 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Like I said - careful angles and editing to avoid NC-17. Carefully placed legs and arms to hide the bits.

That 'hooker vamp' panned so fast I wasn't even sure if I saw a nipple or not. One was covered by her top - the other seemed to be covered by blood. Wasn't sure what I saw. :-)
blarglefiend From: blarglefiend Date: January 22nd, 2006 08:10 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
We had the option of seeing this today (it was our regular fortnightly trip to the cinema). If the only good thing that can be said for it is that one actress was ogle-worthy, then I am so glad we went and saw Broken Flowers instead. The story is good, the acting is great, and you get to ogle Alexis Dziena instead as she cavorts about in front of Bill Murray.
kadath From: kadath Date: January 23rd, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Dude, that movie was fuckin' terrible. I'm glad my Shadowrun/Vampire GM paid for my ticket or I'd have been way more pissed off. :)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 23rd, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You must be immune to the power of Kate Beckinsale's ass. ;-)
kadath From: kadath Date: January 23rd, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ass, schmass. Even allowing all the genre tropes of impractical outfits, improbable coincidence, and 800 year-old super-soldiers with no knowledge of basic tactics--the first half-hour of the movie makes no goddamn sense. Unless you remember all the events of the first film, which I sure didn't, their recap was useless.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 23rd, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ah, that probably makes a difference - it does kind of expect you to pick up where the first left off, and I remembered most of the important points in the first one.

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From: arcticelf Date: January 23rd, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

I agree

Overall I though it was pritty good. The continuity seemed about as good as the first one, and it actualy followed the first movie and didnt contradict anything (unlike say Blade II).

Definatly a good eye candy movie.

AE
From: gearhead Date: January 25th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
From my perspective.. Hey, there are worse movies out there that people gush all over about being effing brilliant. It wasn't intended to be high art, it was intended to be entertaining.

And it's always fun to watch the White Wolf fanboys scream in protest.

Sure, there were some plot holes.

Sure, Selene's outfit seriously made no sense.

I don't think the point of the movie WAS to make a whole lot of sense other than being an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours out of the house.
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