a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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.
The fact that there's four (soon to be five) of these movies is pretty impressive. Not that they're not enjoyable, but we're clearly running on fumes at this point.
Never underestimate the power of black leather I guess.
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? :-)
Good gracious this one is bad. Awakening? More like Underworld: Resident Evil am I right? Eh eh?
Underworld: Awakening 3D
The most average film ever made.
Basically, they are doing to this series what they've done to Resident Evil.
If I'd believe in conspiracy theories I'd be tempted to think there was a meeting where they went, there is this guy called Jago, here's a list of everything he loves about the Underworld series, you know what? Fuck this guy!
Underworld Evolution left off at a very interesting point in the story, how would the different covens react, who would emerge as new leaders, maybe someone cool with more awesome historic flashback opportunity.
But no, they went, screw all this, let's go with angry smurf girl and a dumb looking werewolf that's like the size of an endboss in a computer game and lets get Charles Dance and give him nothing to do and lets put it…
I love myself so much
(I hadn't seen any of the Underworld movies in their entirety and neither had my dad yet he inexplicably ordered this from Netflix anyway? and we watched it and it was amazing)
"Consider us even."
The initial concept is interesting. Finely a fresh spin on the franchise. I was beginning to wonder how vampires and lycans lived so violently for centuries with humans being so oblivious to their existence. The film starts out with an interesting take on that idea, but then an unnecessary time jump essentially destroys the idea and results in a fairly average Underworld film. At least it's not any more medieval mediocrity. And at least Kate Beckinsale is back.
Its a decent action film, but with Speedman missing from the film there seems to be a large chunk of story missing that keeps the movie feeling a little episodic and short. At 88 minutes, this could have been fleshed out with an extra 20 minutes or so to give the story a bit of weight.
Still, Beckinsale is as pouty and slick as ever and the inclusion of a surprise daughter is a nice touch, though lacking any emotional depth whatsoever.
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…