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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.
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…
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.
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? :-)
Solid action, the rest: well…
Exactly as stupid as I hoped it would be.
Kate Beckinsale and various respected elderly British actors with their mouths stuffed full of vampire teeth shooting at CG werewolves.
Campy. Thrilling. Graphic. Epic. Sensually-fueled-action-extravaganzic.
Underworld: Awakening is a delightfully-deliciously-brilliantly-entertaining-romp!
A must for anyone who can enjoy a great carefree popcorn fodder flick!
You've got to love Kate Beckinsale running around in tight PVC and killing everyone in sight, but to be fair, Underworld: Awakening is a little boring. There's some decent action and gore, but it's pretty disappointing overall.
I am not precisely a fan of the Underworld series but I have no problem in facing the fact that no matter how generally silly and average these movies are, I have pretty much enjoyed the first three installments, especially the first one which I thought was pretty cool. But this fourth movie has nothing new or interesting to show or tell not even concerning the action sequences and, in the end, it wasn't much more than just a messy little spectacle of tons of blood and fangs.
The previous two sequels hadn't been precisely inventive or witty but at least they had some kind of weird "charm" that made them, at least for me, something watchable and not entirely…
After discovering that Lycans and Vampires do exist, the authorities decide that in the interest of public safety they must eliminate both species. They are hunted with silver and UV weapons and pushed to the edge of extinction, this is called The Purge.
Our Heroine has been captured and held in a cryo sleep for 12 years, she is designated Subject 1, but we are also made aware of a Subject 2. After an explosion at the facility she is being held at, Antigen, Selene manages to escape and in the process she puts us clearly in the picture that she is not happy! Everyone in her path is killed, something that we have not seen before, humans are fair…
Honestly I enjoyed the first and the second one but with the acting going down hill and the effects looking like Xbox graphics I think its about time we end this franchise.
The vampire Selene has escaped imprisonment only to face a world where both vampires and lycans face extinction at the hands of man, who has discovered their secret existence. Did you know that underworld was going to be called underworld a new dawn. This movie is just terrible awful writing, weak story and this is not the best but the worst
- Eden Lake
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Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…