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After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter named Nissa, and when she finds her, they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them all.
The return of Kate Beckinsale in another tight pair of leather trousers should have been cause for celebration. Unfortunately she should have saved herself from the friction burns and stayed happily away from this one.
The fourth in the series and the ideas have definitely dried up. Kate returns, Michael gets frozen, and a sinister child of the two rears her rather boring little head. How this one got the green-light is anyone's guess, but it's a dud. It's devoid of anything new, anything approaching originality, and even the effects look cheap and nasty like Kate's trousers. Charles Dance probably is a vampire in real life, you know what those gingers are like, but even he couldn't breathe life into…
The opening credits feature an interesting story idea. The rest of the film doesn't. So, I recommend you watch the first two minutes, then for the remaining eighty eight, close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears and imagine your own film. I did and it was brilliant. There were aliens, undersea mermaid battles, my inauguration as president of the world and some rather saucy moments between Kate Beckingsale and myself which took up a good portion of the running time.
So, in conclusion, my version of the film gets five stars with quotations like "a triumph" on the poster, whereas the real film gets... Sorry, I was just thinking of my scenes with Kate Beckingsale again, what was I meant to be talking about?
I want you to explain something to me.
How the hell do you mess up a film with a gorgeous heroine, vampires, werewolves and Charles friggin' Dance?
It simply fails on all levels. The CGI looks awful, the creature design uninspired, the plot is as predictable as it is bland and the action about as exciting as knitting a sweater.
I actually enjoyed some of the previous Underworld films, but this one is guilty of one critical offence.
It is beige.
Selene is back and this time she's a mommy (or I think the proper term is vampire MILF). Now, while there wasn't really a need for this addition to the franchise, it does supply a sufficient amount of action and is reasonably entertaining overall.
Rapid in pace and competently directed, it threw boredom out the door and refused to let it back in. It's also astonishing how well Kate Beckinsale has kept her gorgeously sexy figure, looking as smoking hot as she did in the original.
Where the movie is lacking though (hence the mediocre rating) is in the writing department. Bland dialogue and a substance-devoid plot leaves the brain suffering and begging for a scrap of intelligence. Unfortunately though, it's the same throughout its entire course.
A far-from-fresh installment, though an enjoyable diversion if all you want is some mindless fun.
One of cinema’s great mysteries is how a series that features Kate Beckinsale in a figure hugging PVC catsuit could be so unremittingly boring. Yet over the space of three films (four if you count the superior prequel that Beckinsale didn’t even appear in) boring is exactly what Underworld has been. A war between vampires and werewolves should make compelling viewing yet the entire series is far too po-faced to ever truly be considered enjoyable.
This fourth film is perhaps the worst of the bunch. I say perhaps because in truth I remember very little of the other films other than the tedium they caused. Once again we get badly choreographed action sequences between the two mythical monsters but this…
Just to be clear: Half of my 3 Star rating is because Kate Beckinsale is so gorgeous and talented. The other half of the rating is for the film itself.
The first word that comes to mind for describing this movie is: "disappointing". I thoroughly enjoyed "Underworld", the first movie in this series, and was looking forward to seeing this one.
I didn't dislike this film but I would hesitate to recommend it.
Did I mention how great Kate looked in black? :-)
After Selene is set free after being kept in a coma for twelve years, she soon discovers that the world is a different place, but the fight still continues.
The fourth entry in the Underworld franchise, and the result is yet another mixed bag. The story is enjoyable and though it has a more adult feel, it still does not take much thinking about. The mix of action of fantasy themes do work quite well together, and the addition of humans being involved adds an extra layer. The acting is again pretty wooden and the majority of characters are instantly forgettable. The special effects are quite well done, but the overall style does make things look like a cross between…
Oh man it's funny seeing the cash grab sequel after a movie that did kinda decently. Now if you really like the underworld series you will like this film for where it took the plot and I would give it a 3 then. If you're not overly fond of them it's a 1.
As a vampire movie/TV aficionado, i am generally pretty happy to overlook most flaws, buckle up and enjoy the ride (which is the only way to watch the Underworld series).
I've liked Kate Beckinsale in the Underworld series since the first one, and this is another addition in which i can happily enjoy.
Underworld: Awakening (2012)
Some decent horror and gore, but it's more boring than tense.
ótima história e sequencia, cujo final deixa em aberto para um quinto filme.
Selene the vampire/werewolf hunter is back in 3D. more lovely tight black leather. this time Selene has had a child with her hybrid lover, Corvin.
A group of nefarious scientists have captured them and want to experiment on them. Selene escapes and is having none of it, as she tries to find her daughter and Corvin and reunite them all.
more gun-totting, and lots of matrix slow-mo action.
probably he weakest of the series, but still worth a watch if you have seen the others and liked them.
With a re-boot of this series being talked about. I wait patiently to see what comes of it. I only hope the wait is worth it?
Yikes. After going two-for-two in fun sequels, this franchise took a dark, remorseful turn to go back to the shit that started it. Embarrassing, almost-SyFy levels of CGI. Horrible editing. Utterly incomprehensible pacing. And bringing in some new faces that are absolutely dead weight to this, sans Charles Dance.
Eh, maybe the fifth one will bring it back up (unlikely, though, with the blank acting of Theo James). Actually, how is this my second Theo James movie today?
Solid action, the rest: well…
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