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…
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.
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.
Looks pretty but not much substance. Apply to whichever element of this film you like.
Good plot but but too gory for me.
Wouldn't watch again.
I saw this film at the cinema when it came out back in 2012 and I had a sudden desire to rewatch it, because I realized I had forgotten it totally. I still remember the first two films pretty well, and I thought this one would not have been good if I do not remember it, but I was pleasantly surprised. Theo James was the best surprise in this film, and I am looking forward to seeing him in the next one. I really enjoyed the film, it showed how the vampire-lycan war is far from over, and now that humans are involved, it will be even more intense. Cannot wait for the next one.
Muss sagen dass ich für den was übrig habe, er erzählt die Geschichte weiter anstatt das selbe schon wieder aufzurollen oder sich an Sachen zu hängen die schon in anderen Teilen erwähnt wird und packt das ganze auch noch in eine neue Welt und schafft den Mensch als Gegner. Kate sieht man kaum an, dass viele Jahre zwischen den Filmen liegen und die unglaubwürdige Liebesgeschichte wurde abgeschafft sowie Scott Speedman als schauspielerischen Schlusslicht.
Die Mutter Tochterbeziehung klappt ganz gut vor allem da die Kleine nicht nervt sondern eher gut abgehen darf. Die Nebencharakterer ergänzen das ganze auch gut. Mit 80 Minuten etwas sehr kurz, hätte gern mehr von der Welt gesehen.
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