In a dystopian future a disease known as hemophagia has lead to a subculture of infected humans who have the advanced abilities of vampires which makes them fitter, faster and smarter than the 'healthy' humans. With those healthy humans seeking to wipe out those they see as diseased the planet is heading for a civil war. In the midst of this is Violet (Milla Jovovich), one of those who are infected and who is tasked with protecting a young boy who the human government wish to kill.
In the early 21st century a disease swept through Hollywood which left those in charge of making movies with the inability to do such basic things as tell stories, create characters and entertain audiences unless they used ridiculous amounts of CGI in their movies. That is how it feels watching the ridiculous "Ultraviolet" a movie which I find myself questioning whether it would actually entertain those who it was made for, the video game generation.
Now this is going to be quick because when it comes to the story to "Ultraviolet" there isn't much; yes we have the humans and the infected humans who are at war plus a boy who might be the cure but there isn't a great deal more than that. But you see "Ultraviolet" is all about the look be it Jovovich being hot to the CGI enhanced action and the futuristic aspects including some guy with ridiculous looking nose plugs. And that is the thing as everything in "Ultraviolet" borders on the ridiculousness and it certainly doesn't get you on the edge of your seat in excitement over what is happening. The worst thing is that even as a mindless futuristic action movie it isn't entertaining and you begin clock watching within minutes of it starting as it is quickly made clear this movie is all about the CGI box of tricks which director Kurt Wimmer employs.
What this all boils down to is that "Ultraviolet" is a failure or at least for me as it isn't entertaining, the CGI doesn't wow and the action is as mind numbing as the story. And truth be told I don't think it would be much better for the video game generation who it is targeting as there are a lot better movies out there which manage to deliver CGI, action and excitement.
Tags: Vampire Movies