While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
Paul W.S. Anderson
This movie continues the saga of war between the vampires and the lycans. This movie goes back to the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene, the beautiful vampire heroine, and Michael, the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. This will be a modern tale of action, intrigue, and forbidden love, which takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution.Written by
Zita Görög (Amelia) had to have her lines dubbed over because the microphones didn't pick up her voice. See more »
(at around 1h 11 mins) After Michael is impaled, Selene walks into Alexander's office with blue eyes. When she is walking up the stairs, there is a far shot of her, and her eyes are brown. When the camera shows her up close again, her eyes are blue. However, the vampires' eye-colors change throughout the movies. They are often brown (natural eye-colors of the actors/actresses), but change to blue when the intensity of a situation increases. For example, Selene's eyes change from brown to blue during her fight/searching sequences in both movies, as well as her sex-scene in this film. Kraven's eyes exhibit the same behavior in this film and in the first one also. See more »
Original workprint of the film had much longer and more graphic sex scene between Michael and Selene, which included more nudity from Kate Beckinsale. Blink-and-you-miss- it shot of her butt and other extra shots from the original scene are still in the film and can be seen during part when Marcus drinks Selene's blood if the scene is slowed down. See more »
Over all, I'm still very much immersed in the world set up by the writers and director Len Wiseman. The characters are very interesting, but we get around the same run time to develop the characters and so I somewhat lose interest. Michael Corvin still isn't that great of a character but he has more to do in this one and he comes off as okay. The awesome Kate Beckinsale is back and continues play the role quite well. Markus (Tony Curran) has a great look to him and he's a great antagonist although I can't say he has the presence of the great Bill Nighy. His brother is a great looking werewolf but he's a mindless monster so his threat is somewhat limited from my perspective. The decision makes him a lackluster villain who spills plenty of blood but nothing else.
The score by Marco Beltrami is a damn good one, loving his works. The action in Hollywood fashion is intense and enjoyable. The vivid sex scenes are merely eye candy but I'm sure most won't complain. I highly recommend the movie but the first one is still the greatest by far.
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