I just saw Ultraviolet with Mila Jovovich. Ugh… Here is a review:
Who the hell wrote this script?
Mila Jovovich is hot. This is about the only good thing I can say about this movie. I think it suffers from an Aeon Flux syndrome: let’s put a really hot chick, in spandex, and make her kill a lot of people. This seems to be the main focus of the movie. Everything else seems to be tacked on just to allow Mila to swing swords and fire guns at more people.
Of course there is some story – something about a disease that turns people into “vampires”. But to tell you the truth, I couldn’t give a damn about it. It seems to be there simply to provide an excuse for more ass kicking and special effects. Speaking of which, I can’t believe this movie was made in 2006. Some of the CGI – especially backdrops, and views of the futuristic buildings were just pathetic. They looked like cut scenes from a video game. WTF?
For a movie that focuses mainly on fighting and shooting, the combat choreography is embarrassingly bad. And I know Mila can do fight scenes – she did lots of them in Resident Evil movies, and they were not half bad. But in Ultraviolet she looks so fake it’s not even funny. Seriously, only characters in anime (and maybe matrix) strike a pose after clearing a whole room full of bad guys. But when you do that after engaging in a 5 minute long display of really bad fight choreography it just looks silly.
I have no clue how they accomplished this feat, but the acting in this movie is so utterly horrible that it makes Hayden Christensen and Keanu Reves look like dramatic geniuses. It’s not that these are bad actors. Mila can act (have you seen The Messenger?) – it’s just in this movie she chooses not to.
This is the 80 minutes of my life that I will never get back. I give Ultraviolet a single star, because Mila Jovovich is in it. Don’t bother unless you are a big fan of her.
Total waste of time.
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