Movie Review - Ultraviolet
Milla Jovovich looks hot and kills a lot of people. With a sword.
If that sounds like a good time to you, then go see Ultraviolet, because Milla is definitely hot, and she definitely kills a lot of people. For those of you needing more incentive, the imagery – while being almost stereotypically ‘futuristic’ - is still well done. From a visual standpoint alone the movie is quite entertaining.
From a plot standpoint, the few holes I was able to pick out weren’t too glaring, and the fun factor definitely overrules. The extremely well done intro puts you in a comic-book frame of mind, and many of the scenes go down as if they were drawn. Beautiful symmetry abounds in a rooftop fight scene. Sets are fanciful, and the CGI sequences are so unusual, that one stops looking at the animation and just waits to see what happens next.
I loved the way she reloads her pistols. It’s better than the Matrix method. Costume changes mid-scene are delightful to watch, and Milla shows off white, black, AND red leather outfits. The music was decent, and on the occasions I noticed it, I liked it.
If you like sci-fi, go see this movie. I was entertained far more than I expected to be, and it’s refreshing to have sci-fi fare coming to theaters more often.
The only downside was the trailers. I’m not sure how it works for other theaters, but I was DEFINITELY not in the target audience for this movie. The first was about a video game that kills you. (Stay Alive) Suck. Then it about a girl who poses as her brother (who ran away) to play soccer in a boarding school or some stupid teen crap. (She’s the Man) Suck. The next was by the Wayans brothers with a poorly animated CGI criminal midget masquerading as a baby to get a diamond back. (Little Man) Suck. Then it was a haunted zombie town in West Virginia. (Silent Hill) Suck. No X-men. No Superman. No MI:3. It was 12 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.
Skip the trailers. Watch the movie. I liked it.
3.5 of 5 stars.