I caught Underworld: Evolution, sequel to 2003’s Underworld, Friday night with a friend. I have to admit that I was surprised at how good a film it was. The first movie in this series was criticized as lacking a plot, which may or may not be true taken on its own terms. The second movie in this series filled in the gaps, putting the viewer in media res as the struggle between the Death Dealers and the Lycans was allowed to play out to its exceptionally gory and violent conclusion, of course passing through numerous gory and violent scenes on its way there. Hungary is shown as being a rather more mountainous country than it actually is, but then perhaps the Underworld universe is one where Hungary kept northern Transylvania after the Second World War. Underworld: Evolution is a fun film if you like complex dynastic politics archaically embedded in a horrific present-day. If that’s the sort of thing you like, indulge.