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 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…
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? :-)
Had I seen this before, anyone know?
Which one is this again? It's difficult to keep track.
If supping wine, smoking cigarettes, surfing the net and talking to your sister on the phone about how your Dad suggests she should subscribe to Cage & Aviary magazine and buy some Bantams, in a room where this film was on, qualifies as having seen it. Then I've seen it. There was a scene where Kate Beckinsale was naked-ish and I noticed her mouth in another scene, such a pretty mouth (Deliverance) but none of these distracted me from the wine, fags & phone calls. If her father Richard Beckinsale made a cameo from the grave, all "Rising Damp Porridge" then I would have dropped the call, thrown my cig on a taxi bonnet and pissed my wine on the couch all…
It's a gory blast that I always expected but never got from the Underworld franchise.
Even if not as good as its predecessors, Awakening is trying to make a fresh start and it succeeds as Beckinsale is as great as always and the new villains are a game changer.
Ελά νταξει οπως και να το κάνουμε για ακόμη μια φορά η Kate Beckinsale είναι θεάρα εδώ!
Μπορεί το awakening να μην είναι το καλύτερο απο τα υπόλοιπα underworld αλλά ήταν και αυτό ωραίο.
Greatest CGI i have seen in a long time, this movie is a nobrainer, pure action and great action aswell. Great environments, easy to follow, easily adapted and a maine character thats stunning... It grips you but it does not demand full focus from you. In my opinion a great movie for the more laidback evening..
The fourth installment of the Underworld series, and it seemed rushed poorly put together. My two cents is that I would have liked to see more of Michael (the hybrid) and a little more story of how they ended up with a kid. I just felt lost throughout the film.
In a nutshell, it's action packed, not to bad of a film, I mean it is watchable (if you like the genre), other than that, I don't have much to say.
It boggles my mind that films get worse with each sequel while anything else, say books or games get better with the sequels. This film should be as good if not better than the previous ones. Did the studio…
Sometime around 2003, some random sci-fi/horror vampire vs. werewolf thing was released in cinemas and apparently spawned a phenomenon. I remember watching the first Underworld film on TV, probably liking that whole women in skin-tight leather thing. Basic math will tell you this was nine years ago. A lot changes about humans over that time, as well, to the point that teenagers have grown into fierce adults bored by vampire bloodfests without a sexual component, or just moved on to higher-brow fare.. The sharpest decision made in the fourth film of the Underworld saga is a completely incoherent opening that recaps the first two movies in about two minutes. It goes south from that point.
Underworld: Awakening is the Resident…
cheap sequel and still open for another part fuck this they should have stoped after part 2
Blowzy with hints of sulfur in the nose.
Enjoy with: halibut steamed in a leather corset.
Ihmiset on hoksanneet vamppien ja ihmissusien läsnäolon. Uskomaton ajojahti on käynnistynyt. Tuulessa vinkuvine nahkahousuineen käy misu pelastamaan tytärtään ja poikkistaan.
Ei mitään uutta sitten edellisten kolmen osan; Juoni shittaa, visuaalisuus näyttävää, Kate Beckinsale kuumaa hottia.