Ultraviolet (2006) Movie Review

Ultraviolet (2006)

2006 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
88 minutes /

User Score: 50/100


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Ultraviolet Review

Synopsis:

A beautiful hemophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.

Kurt Wimmer previously directed Equilibrium (2002) before directing Ultraviolet (2006). Just like the previous film, Wimmer focused on great action scenes and stellar visuals but this time delivered a very lame story that is too simple. Ultraviolet had a $30 million dollar budget and grossed $18.5 at the US box office.

Ultraviolet stars Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element (1997), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)) as Violet who is a futuristic warrior set in a world of vampire-like modified people who have become the next subculture. This subculture results in the beginning stages of a civil war with the normal people versus the diseased modified people. Violet must protect a nine-year-old boy who is thought as a threat to humans. Trying not to spoil the movie by not revealing any more details.

High paced action scenes with stunning visual effects could not save Ultraviolet from the simple plot and unattachment to any of the characters. This film is one of those movies that you should just sit back and watch when you want a mindless visual feast. The costume designs and most of the technology featured in the film are interesting. The actors did fairly well in their roles. For most of the middle portion of this movie, I found myself bored out of my mind especially when Violet is spending time with Six (Cameron Bright). Why did this scene have to be so drawn out and almost feel like it did not belong in the film? That scene totally needed to be in the film, but needed to be shot differently because it seemed so unnatural.

 


About Ultraviolet (2006)

Title: Ultraviolet
Year: 2006
Runtime: 88 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 28 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 28
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Milla Jovovich, William Fichtner, Cameron Bright, Mike Smith, Kurt Wimmer, Clay Cullen, Nana Koizumi, Robert Alonzo, Mark Hicks, Nick Chinlund, Chris Garner, Mary Catherine Williams, Ryan Martin, Duc Luu, Martin Zetterlund, Steven Calcote, Katarína Jancula, Ricardo Mamood-Vega, Gilad Lotan, Phillip Moore, Jennifer Caputo, Jack Murphy, Diego Swing, Theodore Thomas, Mitch Gould, Abraham Boyd, Daniel Hawe, Matthew Sturgess, Scott Piper, Sebastien Andrieu
Writers: Kurt Wimmer
Director: Kurt Wimmer

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