Underworld: Awakening

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Underworld: Awakening
Directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein
Screen Gems
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Unknown to the vast majority of the blissfully ignorant, somnolent population, a dark and shadowy conspiracy has long been going on right under our noses: Screen Gems keeps making and distributing Underworld movies. The latest, number 4, has Kate Beckinsale reprising her role as bondage-doll warrior vampiress Selene, who's awakened from suspended animation to discover a future where Brutalist architecture has made a huge comeback and where her kind and their archfoe, "lycans" (werewolves), have been hunted to near extinction in a mass purge as a sinister corporation seemingly plots to finish the job. Selene also discovers that she has begat a daughter, and an awakened maternal protectiveness spurs her to many a trench coat-flapping, guns-blazing promenade, set to the strains of those chugga-chugga tuff-sounding guitars, which dependably get the blood pumping for a segment of the population. The action is defined by whirligig balletics and ample gushes of violence; the dialogue is stuff handed down through action movies ever since the first man walked away from a fireball in slo-mo. The entire production is single-mindedly, earnestly devoted to serving up feats of BADASS, and it succeeds in this devotion to the exclusion of everything else. Allegedly in 3-D, though I didn't notice at the time.

 
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denobili
denobili

It's a genre movie, guys. Relax and enjoy it. Or ignore it. But please stop expecting it to be Coriolanus and bleating because it's not.

Maureen Owen
Maureen Owen

I like dum movey cuz I are dum stuped American persin who cant reed or right but thinks I has an opinyin worth sheet.

Cloud7772
Cloud7772

What an insificant spoiled bitch we are. Sucks to be jealous brat stick to sucking dick the only good thing to come out of your mouth.

Rosiemart
Rosiemart

After seeing the first 3 films and enjoyed them I was expecting more than I got. A disappointing effort. 6/10 at best.

Tashalovesyou2
Tashalovesyou2

I really enjoyed the film after seeing the first three...I have looked at a lot of the reviews in I do not understand why more plot in less action was needed in this installment that was what part three was for haven't you been following. I really thought this was great in i can not wait for the next one

Maureen Owen
Maureen Owen

Learn to talk, spell and punctuate and express a coherent thought, and maybe someone will take you seriously. But I still doubt it.

Darkmyst1975
Darkmyst1975

Action, yes, and that's it. Any type of history or connection to the other lineage...no. It's just not very deep. But ok.

Bearandgunner
Bearandgunner

It currently has a 31% Liked by critics, but if you read the reviews of critics who disliked it, the underlying review s such as yours ain't so bad. What gives?

Rayforr
Rayforr

I loved the movie a lot if action can't wait to see the next one.A movie that keeps u wondering whats gonna happen next

Wagners
Wagners

Just seen the movie tonight with a couple friends-everyone, even though it, unfortunately wasn't in 3d, loved the movie-non stop action- isn't that what we as a consumer is looking for?

 

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