DVD + Ultraviolet
Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil, The Fifth Element), Cameron Bright (X-Men 3), Nick Chinlund (The Legend of Zorro) and William Fichtner (The Longest Yard) star in this theatrical set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease (Hemophagia), giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence, and as they are set apart from "normal" and "healthy" humans, the world is pushed to the brink of worldwide civil war (a war between humans and hemophages) aimed at the destruction of the "diseased" population. In the middle of this crossed-fire is - an infected woman - Ultraviolet, who finds herself protecting a nine-year-old boy who has been marked for death by the human government as he is believed to be a threat to humans.
- Commentary by actress Milla Jovovich
- "UV Protection: Making Ultraviolet" featurette
- Unrated, Extended Cut features 7 minutes of footage unseen in theaters
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The second act runs a little slow (as they often do), explaining details of the backstory that weren't covered earlier and setting up conflicts that take place in the last third of the movie. Bear with it and it picks up again with more action, culminating in a satisfying ending.
I really can't decide if the CGI in this is terrible or exactly as was planned. Parts of it are not very realistic - in most of the long shots the vehicles look like they're made of plastic. But being that this movie is based on a comic, it may have been intentional for parts to have a semi-realistic look, because the graphics in the near and close-up shots are perfectly convincing, even for a movie over ten years old.
For fans of extra content, the behind-the-scenes chapters are about an hour, covering the making of all aspects of the film, interspersed with comments made by the cast and crew both on and off the set.
The action was ok-
The story well---you should not expect much.
I watched it and I was like Ok-
The movie would have been better if the action was better. I am not an action expert but
looks like some fight scenes were lacking sophistication or were cut short? Not sure why-
Anyhow, an Ok movie to watch when you are bored-
Those who are looking for some deep philosophical message in this film will be disappointed. However, if you are seeking a simple story which supports the various action scenes, you may like this film. There are many mixed reviews of this film but as a fan of the Resident Evil series and Milla Jovovich I wish she had made more of this series (Ultraviolet). The action scenes are simply fantastic.
This film takes place in the future where there is a war between a dictatorial oppressive government (Sounds like some form of collectivist government system) and a group of diseased humans who they are trying to control and dominate. For me it is refreshing to see a story about government being the enemy rather than some phony and silly large corporation.
In conclusion, if you like fast action films with great visuals this DVD is worth owning.
Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: PR-24 Police Baton Advanced Techniques)
This film has a different take on vampires. Sometime in the future, vampires became a result of infectious disease. As a result drastic measures were taken to rid the world of this plague. I am not a fan of vampire movies, but I liked the unique storyline that vampires were a result of infectious disease. With so many recent unusual diseases on the planet recently, vampires as a result of infectious disease made the possibility of vampires a much more plausible storyline.
One of the things that I loved about this movie is that it was very futuristic and visually stunning. The only other film that is on a similar level visually is Avatar. The sets and colors in this film were amazing. The costumes designed for the star Mila Jovovich were also part of what made this film so visually stunning.
I also love action film with strong female leads. Mila Jovovich delivers a strong performance and there are some great stunts in the film too. I definitely would recommend this film to sci-fi fans.