Underworld: Evolution was a bit different from the first movie. This film was able to delve deeper into a more complex story. Whereas, the first Underworld had to introduce all the characters so the story couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be as deep.
I had my doubts as to how the second movie would hold up against something as new and fresh as the first one. But I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t disappointed. The action was even more intense, the scenes a little a more gory. The special effects were great (especially, on such a small budget), with bigger, badder monsters this time around. We get more of a back-story on the original vampire and werewolf. And we get to see Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and MichaelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (Scott Speedman) relationship develop further. Though there wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a lot of talking in the movie other than SeleneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s narration, the acting was exceptional as well. Specifically, Marcus, played by Tony Curran, was a wonderfully, complex tortured-soul. I love when you can somewhat sympathize with the villains. It makes them much more believable than just soulless monsters.
This movie was quite a bit darker, but just as fun as the original.