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Movie Review: Underworld Awakening

Underworld: Awakening

Release: 20 January 2012
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, and Theo James
Director: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Vampires, Werewolves
Length: 88 min.
Rating: R
Series: Fourth movie in Underworld franchise

Tagline:
Vengeance returns.

Basic Premise:
Humans have discovered the existence of vampires and lycans and will stop at nothing to eradicate both. Selene has no choice to fight if she wants to survive.

My Review:
This was an amazing installment to the Underworld franchise. It is a direct sequel to the second movie — Underworld: Evolution. But don’t worry too much if you haven’t seen the first two movies (though you should if you haven’t, because they are great), because the directors summarize both movies for you in the first ten minutes.

There’s not much to say about this movie that won’t give away the toy surprise. I will say the trailers don’t do it justice. The trailers actually turned me off. The only reason I went to see the movie is because it was part of the Underworld franchise. I’m glad I went. I want to see it again. If not for all of the other movies I have to see this weekend, I would.

The action and character drama of the first movie returns with a vengeance (hmmm quoting the tagline). I hope the directors won’t make us wait too long for the next installment. Oh yes, there will be another movie. The ending makes that quite obvious.

Speaking of endings. There’s nothing at the end of the credits. Feel free to leave once the credits start rolling.

Parents, there is a blood and people getting shot and things getting cut off and blood flying everywhere. Keep in mind that this movie earned its R rating with violence if you plan to take the kids.

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2 thoughts on “Movie Review: Underworld Awakening

  • chubaka2012 says:

    Underworld – “Awakening” was an excellent movie. I saw it in 3-D and was blown away! I highly recommend this movie to those who like the “dark-side”!

  • Eesti says:

    Kate is back with vengeance! full of action the only thin I did not like was the large Wolf, not believable. But I love all the movies ! some more than others. I can't wait for Len's next one! It must be cool your wife is a hot vampire!