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Underworld: Awakening (2012)

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Underworld: Awakening


Kate Beckinsale
Sandrine Holt
Theo James
Michael Ealy
India Eisley
Stephen Rea

Directed by: Måns Mårlind

Distributed by: Screen Gems

Prior to watching this flick, i had made up my mind that this is going to be a fully loaded action packed movie. While the movie didn’t fall short of all the action scenes, fights and stunts it did fall short with the purpose of it all, what some people call script.

As all franchise goes, studios have a saying "we aint gonna stop milking it, till all the milk is gone" (this is just me talking). Kate probably needed the money, maybe Contraband with Mark Wahlberg didn't pay the bills because all i saw was a serious looking lady walking up and down town, jumping here and there looking for something or someone as she is led by flashes (memory flashes).

The thing that gets me is when you put the story together is just a lame excuse to further leave opening to future installments. Based on a conspiracy (like all movies like this are), awakening tells the tale of the humans (us) coming to a realization of the existence of werewolves and vampires.

A purge was issued to purge the earth of these creatures and during the purge Kate was caught, imprisoned and frozen. 12 years later she escapes. She finds her daughter who is wanted by the Lycan... this is where i stop.

Underworld: Awakening is a 2012 horror movie and the fourth installment of the Underworld Series. Produced by Len Wiseman who has been with the series since its inception in 2003, and the movie has always starred his wife Kate Beckinsale as Selene a Vampire. It is the highest grossing of the underworld series and it was also a financial success of its own.

All the Underworld movies have not been able to score higher that 31% in Rotten Tomatoes all because the movie just don’t play to your intellect it is a movie you go watch and you make sure you leave your brain at home.

In this fourth installment the character portrayal by some of the other casts could use some work, but one thing i guaranty you is that the cinematography is excellent. The action scenes are bloody and enough stunts.

It was cool to see Selene's (Kate) daughter go postal, that i enjoyed.

The movie is made for the Underworld fans and will only appeal to them and the other viewers are not going to be having a good time watching a weak plot unfold.


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