Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ultraviolent: Ultraviolet


Well, we finally got around to seeing Ultraviolet. Not what I expected at all. It had cool scenes, action-packed sequences, amazing special effects...but it was weird. Really weird. Aeon Flux weird. One of those futuristic movies that didn't even pretend to be realistic. Things you should know that will make this movie less confusing: a) in the future, they perfected the technology of putting big things into little spaces, and b) Violet is a vampire. But even knowing that, there were parts of the movie that made me go "huh?" Still, there were some amazing action sequences for a PG-13. She kills a lot of people. But there's no blood, so it's okay...right. I could tell they cut stuff out, so there will most likely be an unrated DVD. And they should pay royalties to Kill Bill, because that was an obvious influence. But I can't be that hard on it because it delivered lots of action, some jaw-dropping scenes, and Milla Jovovich lookin' hot. It'll probably make more sense on the second viewing.

This movie got creamed on Rotten Tomatoes, but Scifi.com gave (I think) the fairest review.

4 comments:

PBS said...

I want to see this movie. Just saw the movie "V" Have you seen it & what did you think of it? Lots of violence there, too.

Monkey Migraine said...

I wanted to see "V" but haven't gotten around to it. Maybe on video. The costume alone was the clincher for me. Scroll down to my earlier post about it.

Candice Gilmer said...

I want to see Ultraviolet, but I have a thing for girls that kick butt. :) I also want to see Aeon Flux, only for the same reasons.. oh, and I want to see how much they corrupted the cartoon that used to be on Mtv...

Is it me, or did they hardly EVER talk in the old Mtv Aeon Flux cartoon?

Mauricem said...

@Candace: I agree. That cartoon was so wierd, but brilliant.

@Monkey: Oddly enough, now I'm even more inclined to see it. An by "more" I mean I wasn't planning to see it at all. At least I know what to expect now.