Ultraviolet is not going to win any Oscars; however it is no where near as bad as many critics want to make it out to be. I think many of the critics are upset they actually had to wait until the rest of us saw the movie before they could post their criticism. Just survive the first ten minutes and it is okay movie, for a Video Game on the screen, much better than say Resident Evil or Doom.
In my opinion there are three main criticisms of the Ultraviolet.
The movie starts out with a series of Comic Book Covers displaying the opening covers, someone once told me it was a British thing to skip the opening sequence and do the credits. In Ultraviolet I think they could have really used an open sequence to setup the movie. After the credits the Milla Jovoich begins a monologue about being born in a Future World; which chould have been the open sequence.
For a martial arts movie the fight scenes were extremely boring.
For a modern Sci-Fi film on the Big Screen the many of the special effects left a lot to be desired. I would compare them to video game, but video games have better looking effects. However there are a few scenes (not really the Special Effect Kind) where you are amazed by how good those scenes look.
After a very dull 10 the movie gets going and you get a pretty good (all-right an Okay) story, there are no wild twists and turns even though you keep waiting for them. I would say everything is by the numbers.
The acting is wooden and other than an okay performance by Nick Chinlund as Daxus you wonder what the director was asking them to do.
I was very impressed with the Score of the Film.
Now, if you enjoy these types of film you could do worse, however if you are not a 20 something video game junkie this is not the movie for you.
On the Jeff’s Scale - 5 out 10.