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Underworld: Awakening
Written by Sandra Fitzpatrick   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:55

Underworld: AwakeningSome might say that whatever Underworld: Awakening lacks in plot, it makes up for with Kate Beckinsdale's leather clad bottom. There are certainly enough lingering shots of it to fill several collective minutes of screen time - and it's not a long movie.


The success of the Underworld series can mostly be attributed to Kate's vampy charms; a fact that was proven when Underworld: Rise of the Lycans flopped due to her absence. Think of her as the "Edward Cullen" of the opposite sex, except instead of wanting to fall eternally in love with her and get married, guys just want to know if that steely glare makes it to the bedroom.

Tight leather...What little story there is starts out in a science facility where the vampire Selene (Beckinsdale) awakens from a medically induced sleep. She comes to realize that she's been sleeping for several years and that the world has changed - after a horrific "cleansing" humans destroyed most vampires and lycans. Her lycan lover was apparently killed during the cleanse, but she holds out hope he is still alive. After escaping, she encounters another vampire named David (Theo James) who leads her to a sanctuary where vamps live out their eternities in hiding from humans. They also rescue a mysterious little girl named Eve (India Eisley) who also seems to have been a test subject at the facility... This is obviously leading somewhere.

...Steely gaze.This 3D film is definitely headache inducing, so pop some Tylenol and maybe some seizure medication before watching! It's pretty much non-stop noise, action and flashing lights. If you just want some theater popcorn and 90 minutes of complete escapism, or if you're a fan of the series to begin with, go for it. Otherwise Underworld: Awakening is probably a pass.