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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…
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.
There’s a fair bit to enjoy here, providing you’re looking for nothing more complex than straightforward ass-kicking. They could probably have done with developing the human angle and make this fight a three-way dance – after initiating the first purge, we are hardly seen again. However, Beckinsale has the presence and – when not replaced by her virtual stunt-double – continues to look the part with splendid self-confidence, in a way few actresses can manage. It’s an improvement over Evolution, certainly, though the series remains one where all the entries have had their flaws, preventing it from achieving the greatness which one feels they could have achieved.
Full review: girlswithguns.org/underworld-3-awakening/
the weakest of the underworld saga the direction seems to be going by the Resident Evil franchise. If there is another one of these underworld movies in the works i hope they step up to the plate if not the franchise is dead to me.....
Theo James is so hot!
I'm a pretty big fan of the original and even the next 2.... but when this came out I wasn't really drawn to it. Watching it after all this time, I can see my instincts were mostly correct. Nice to see Kate Beckinsale leaping/jumping/rolling/swinging/and biting around in a tight leather suit again...but..
There is so much action in this film, almost non-stop, that it leaves little room for any story or character development. Story was one of the best things I felt in the original and on.... the lore and history of the vampires and lycans really weaved everything together. This has jumped everything to the 'future' and doesn't really have time to explain. Characters are pretty weak all around,…
Given my disdain for the previous instalments, I have nobody to blame but myself for sitting through this crap.
Blah; we've seen it all before, and the budget looks like it was lower this time. On the other hand, Kate B still looks amazing in that little rubber suit.
These movies are just getting continually worse and it looks like there might be a fifth one. Even tight pants can't save this franchise.
The Underworld series really doesn't need another film. Everything was covered in the first two, and even a second film was pushing it. There isn’t much to say about the third one except that Kate Beckinsale, the franchise's most recognizable star, wasn't in it, so it couldn't have been very good.
For Underworld: Awakening, Beckinsale is back as Selene, and after years in frozen captivity she breaks out of a medical lab so that she can shoot anyone that gets in her way. That's essentially the story, not nearly as complicated or smart as the original. But this fourth installment offers some non-stop action within its 88 minute running time that looks very impressive, especially in IMAX.
The action (or…
I could see the production design here being the icing to a superb PS4 title........nothing positive to say other than that, which leaves a whole lot of generally neutral/indifferent/negative impression. It's just another throwaway sequel and forgettable way to kill time.
- Eden Lake
- Underworld: Awakening
- Father of Invention
- Easy A
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
- Django Unchained
- Life of Pi
- Cloud Atlas
Ranking the 2012 releases I've seen so far. Including foreign films released in North American in 2012.
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