Movie Review: More of the Same in Underworld: Awakening

Underworld: Awakening opens with a good ten minutes or so summarizing (with clips!) what happened in the first two Underworld movies (the third was a prequel, with different characters), and if you thought those movies were belabored and confusing, wait till you see the condensed version. It’s also an odd choice, given that the new film hinges less on plot and more on watching its characters get chased around. True, the new film does follow the story thread roughly where Underworld: Evolution left off, with ass-kicking vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fleeing cryogenic captivity, where she’s been kept by humans for twelve years. She’s accompanied by a mysterious girl named Eve (India Eisley), who it turns out actually has an important role to play in Selene’s life and in the future of the world. Whatever Selene does, she must be sure to protect Eve. Which could be tough, because everybody seems to be after them: Humans, Lycans, werewolves, vampire elders — you name it. Read More...


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