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? :-)
Out of the 4 Underworld films, Awakening is the worst. Awakening is a good film but there are a couple of things that makes this one my least favorite and somewhat disappointing to me: One thing is Michael is not in the film and the first two films built Michael up to be a very important hybrid. Another disappointing thing is that the story lacks quite a bit -- it's just not as interesting as the other films (even with an added element: a daughter by Selene and Micheal). I also disliked the "super lycan" - that was just a bad (bunk) idea to me. Don't get me wrong Awakening is worth watching but it's just not as good as the first three films. Maybe I was just expecting something else from this 4th installment and that is why I was somewhat (but not completely) disappointed with this film.
...a wildly entertaining, action-packed engagement satisfying enough even with a storyline lesser than it should be.
The girl hybrid looked like a turd covered in blue and white make up.
Worst so far, but not horrible. Feels like a bridge to the next one. Super freaky looking girl.
I can't tell the difference between this and the resident evil franchise.
Deep fried dog shit
Underworld Awakening is a 2012 horror action film. Directed Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein (Shelter) and Starring Kate Beckinsale (Underworld Franchise, Van Helsing), Theo James (The Inbetweeners Movie) and Charles Dance (Alien 3, Last Action Hero). The film is a direct sequel to Underworld Evolution (2006) and the fourth film in the series overall.
Underworld Awakening picks up right where Underworld Evolution left off (Rise of the Lycans was a prequel and as such isn't really mentioned). After the events of Evolution there is an ethnic cleansing of vampires and lycans and Selena (Beckinsale), together with her lover Michael Corvin (a vamp/lycan hybrid), attempt to escape the genocide. Unfortunately they end up getting knocked out by a grenade and when…
How many of these shit movies must they create before they get the idea that they are a disaster.....
The fourth film in the Underworld series is a distinctly uneven and pretty much unnecessary affair. Whilst the initial trilogy were steeped in mythology based around the centuries old war between the vampires and the lycans and work together well narratively, all that though has been pretty much been jettisoned along with every character besides Selene the vampire and Death Dealer, who now wakes up in a very different world after being cryogenically held captive by Antigen a ruthless biotech corporation .
Whilst attempting to do something a bit different for the fourth film might be commendable it doesn't really come off that well. Whilst there are various action scenes or fight scenes that work pretty well, narratively though the…
"You're as cold as one already dead."
Sure, it ain't fizzling with quality but Underworld: Awakening is fast, action-packed and filled with wacky ideas like that weird chandelier armoury.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…