Ultraviolet (2006) Movie Review

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Ultraviolet (2006)

2006 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
88 minutes / 1h 28min

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Ultraviolet Plot Synopsis:

Set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, 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 aimed at the destruction of the "diseased" population. In the middle of this crossed-fire is - an infected beautiful 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.

Ultraviolet (2006) Review

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.

 

  • Ultraviolet Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 3.29
  • IMDB: 4.4
  • MetaCritic: 1.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 0.9

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: 1.64/5 stars from 75,432 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 75,432
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Ultraviolet Cast Starring: Milla Jovovich, William Fichtner, Cameron Bright, Mike Smith, Mark Hicks, Nick Chinlund, Kurt Wimmer, Clay Cullen, Nana Koizumi, Robert Alonzo, Diego Swing, Mitch Gould, Theodore Thomas, Daniel Hawe, Abraham Boyd, Scott Piper, Sebastien Andrieu, Matthew Sturgess, Igor Breakenback, Ida Martin, Alexander Key, Don Ferguson, Pete Spurrier, Jesse Gooding, David E. Collier, Russell Wait, Fei Wai Tse, Kieran O'Rorke, Youlia Galenko, Daniel Whyte
Ultraviolet Writers: NA
Ultraviolet Director: Kurt Wimmer
Box Office: $18,337,122
Production: Sony Pictures
Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/ultraviolet/
Language: English, Vietnamese
Country: USA