Ultra Confusing and Unconvincing
Starring: Milla Jovanovich, Cameron
Bright, Nick Chinlund, and
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 86 minutes
Distributor: Screen Gems/Sony Pictures
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Executive Producer: T.C. Wang, Charles Wang, Tony
Mark, and Sue Jett
Producer: John Baldecchi
Writer: Kurt Wimmer
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ULTRAVIOLET focuses on a woman named Violet, who has come down with a blood disease that turns people into some kind of vampire. The movie is unclear whether these vampires crave blood or not, though they seem to have superhuman strength and quickness. The humans still left are waging war on the vampires. Their society has turned into a tyranny led by Vice Cardinal Daxus, a well-dressed man whose regime is symbolized by images of crosses.
Violet wades through hundreds of the Vice Cardinal’s men to retrieve a white case that supposedly contains a pathogen that will wipe out all vampires for good. She discovers the case contains a small boy, who is the Vice Cardinal’s clone. Despite the risk, Violet endangers her own life by protecting the boy from her own kind and the Vice Cardinal’s men. More killing and angst ensues.
In addition to being unconvincing and confusing, ULTRAVIOLET contains an excessive amount of killing, though there is a little blood. The heroine’s concern for the child in the movie is very admirable, but the villains are associated with images of a cross and the head villain’s title is Vice Cardinal. The movie contains no other implied or explicit negative references to Jesus Christ or the Catholic Church, but it still appears to be an allegory attacking the Bible’s condemnation of homosexual behavior, a perverted lifestyle that itself has led to a deadly blood disease called AIDS.
ULTRAVIOLET is a cartoonish, unconvincing and confusing science fiction thriller. It also contains an excessive amount of killing and some foul language. The heroine’s concern for the child in the movie is very admirable, but the villains are associated with images of a cross and the head villain’s title is Vice Cardinal. The movie contains no other implied or explicit negative references to Jesus Christ or the Catholic Church, despite this implied anti-Christian allegory