Director: Kurt Wimmer
Cast: Milla Jovovich as Violet, Cameron Bright as Six, Nick Chinlund as Daxus, Sebastien Andrieu as Nerva, Ida Martin as Young Violet, William Fichtner as Garth, David Collier as BF-1, Kieran O'Rorke as Detective Cross, Digger Mesch as Detective Endera, Ryan Martin as Detective Breeder, Steven Calcote as Young Daxus, Ricardo Mamood-Vega as Violet's Husband (as Ricardo Mamood), Mike Smith as Hospital Hemophage, Clay Cullen as Rebel Hemophage, Jennifer Caputo as Elizabeth P. Watkins
I had hopes for this movie based on the trailer, but it turned out to
be one of the worst I've ever seen.
The special effects range from mediocre to kinda cool, but the plot is
too sketchy and absurd to justify their existence. Milla Jovovich's
hair and jacket change colors for no discernible reason throughout the
film. I think the pretty colors are supposed to distract us from the
incoherent script, but it doesn't work. The Sky Captain-style
post-processing just makes everything look blurry. (And why is it
applied to only half the shots?) Just about everything in this movie is
borrowed from something else, and it's slapped together on the thinnest
of premises and tarted up with lots of CGI. When there's a break from
the ridiculously-choreographed action sequences, the audience is
bludgeoned with nonsensical subplots and indescribably awful dialogue.
By the time the heroine met the villain in their final showdown, the
audience in my theater was laughing out loud.
If you appreciate Milla Jovovich's body, it might be possible to enjoy
this film by renting the DVD and watching it with the sound off and
your techno MP3 collection blaring in the background while you do
something productive, like picking the gunk out from beneath your
toenails. Or you could spare yourself the pain and just get The Fifth