Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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…
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.
If I felt guilty- this (and all the underworld films) would be my guilty pleasure movie
But I don't feel guilty and this flick is pure fun
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Underworld: Awakening is exactly as silly-stupid as the first Underworld, except a) it is (a lot) more violent and b) there is very little time spent explaining things. It's not as if the audience is treated as adults or anything, but they are treated like the (nerdy) 16-year-old boys that the movie clearly expects to be the dominant element. And in all fairness, this sequel could not possibly service them better, figuratively.
The proxy figure for that young male audience (Theo James) actually asks the older vampire women to take him with her, in a nice gender reversal, and she literally touches his heart to bring him back to life. So it has that going for it. If the main thing this movie does is teach young men how incredibly hot older women can be, I'm not sure that it's a force for good in the world, but it's better than a lot of films recently, morally speaking.
The fourth installment in the "Underworld" franchise is a very fast paced 90 min ride, but it is never boring, and has very little downtime throughout. Yes, the action is not exactly memorable, but it is still a fun time to watch. This sequel is much more violent with plenty of head shots, as well as a big ass Lycan which is visually cool to see. Kate Beckensale is back to kick ass, so what else do you need?
You can bitch and moan about the story, the acting, or the lack of logic, but this movie just calls for two things: A comfy sofa, and a bowl of popcorn. That is it. I mean this is about the war between Vampires and Werewolves.......don't overthink it. There is enough action, fights, chases, blood, and bullets to keep you entertained for the entire runtime. Now im looking forward to the next sequel, Underworld: Blood Wars in theaters this October.
The worst of the series. Not even had I watched 50 mins of the movie and I was bored completely. The plot seems all messy and nonsensical, it frustrated the hell out me. It was all over the place, and to top it off, the ending hinted there will be another movie in the sequel... again.
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
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…