Things I Like: Underworld: Awakening (2012 Film)

Underworld: Awakening 2012 Movie poster Kate Beckinsale

Undeworld is a film series that I like, but I certainly don’t love it. The first two films were good, but the third film (a prequel nobody asked for) was rather boring. My hopes weren’t too high on the fourth film as the further films go on, usually they start running out of ideas. Could I be wrong?

Kate Beckinsale Underworld: Awakening 2012 Movie

The story starts quite a number of years after the events of Evolution. Selene wakes up from a frozen sleep (in a lab) after she was captured. Her boyfriend Michael Corvin is nowhere to be found, but she believes he freed her before escaping himself. She finds a world where humans know very well of vampires and lycans (werewolves) and that humanity wasn’t exactly keen about keeping the supernatural monsters around.

Charles Dance Underworld: Awakening 2012 Movie

So while Selene was sleeping, there was a great purge that supposedly pushed both vampires and lycans to near extinction. Vampires seem to have the greater numbers, but they are meager. Most of Selene’s vampire friends hate her guts because she personally killed the two elders Viktor and Marcus. So not only does she have to worry about humans and remaining lycans, the vampires aren’t going to be the best of help either.

Underworld: Awakening 2012 Movie Kate Beckinsale

Overall Underworld: Awakening was about what I had expected. It’s not as bad as Rise of the Lycans but it’s not quite as a good as the first two films. It doesn’t really do anything new for the series (though I kind of liked the new character Eve’s powers and her relationship to Selene) so it won’t amaze even the greatest of fans. I still can’t believe I still have another sequel to finish before I’m done with the series, unless they make yet another one.

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