Underworld Awakening 2012 R CC

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When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

Starring:
Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea
Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes

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Underworld Awakening

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Action, Horror
Director Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea
Supporting actors Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, Sandrine Holt, Charles Dance, Kris Holden-Ried, Jacob Blair, Adam Greydon Reid, Catlin Adams, Robert Lawrenson, Lee Majdoub, John Innes, Tyler McClendon, Panou, Ian Rozylo, Benita Ha, Christian Tessier, Kurt Max Runte
Studio Screen Gems
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great action and very good story about the vampires.
Jamie L. Dahlke
If you are a fan at all of good action vampire/werewolf movies, and especially the Underworld series, you will not be disappointed at all by this latest installment.
Shawn Kovacich
A good 3D movie and a good buy if you own a 3D t.v. Worth owning even if you already own non-3D version.
ldogma

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

133 of 154 people found the following review helpful By QuickSilverSeven on February 4, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
To the point: This action/horror hybrid was filmed using Red Epic 3D cameras on the set for most of the film, and the result? Good 3D in Underworld Awakening. When the movie starts, it's in 2D highlighting the previous films, but then it switches to 3D and wow. For 3D, I consider it great when the foreground, mid ground and background pop very clearly from one another in depth so there's no mistake it's 3D. This is clearly the case with Underworld Awakening during many scenes, but sometimes, the 3D pales and looks a bit flat during non action moments. The 3D is comparable to Resident Evil Afterlife 3D, which used the Fusion Cameras as Avatar 1 did.

Underworld Awakening 3D: Top notch 3D that has excellent depth and pop, as well as some 'pop out' moments with Selene's famous throwing stars and the Lycans attacking the screen. Very slick and stylish action throughout and Kate Beckinsale is fun to watch. The main storyline takes place 12 years after the 2nd film, Underworld Evolution.

Movie: 8/10 Story was basic, but reveals unanswered questions.
Action: 9/10 Plenty of stunts, blazing guns, martial arts and monsters. Nicely done.
3D: 8/10 This was filmed in 3D using 3D cameras and looks GREAT at times.
Recommended: YES, if you like this genre of movies. Don't pass this one up.
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126 of 148 people found the following review helpful By Kathy W TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 29, 2012
Format: DVD
I LOVED the 4th installment of the Underworld Series. It was non-stop action and kept me completely engaged the whole time.

There was a "cleansing" where the government killed all the Vampires and Lycans. Of course, they never did get them all. Now it appears that the Lycans have been holding up somewhere and reproducing (yuk--there's a mental picture that will burn your eyes right out of their sockets). This time, a 12-year old girl shows up on the scene, and Selene just cannot let her get thrown to the wolves, so to speak. Everybody wants the little girl, but don't let anybody fool you. This is no "let's play doll house" kid!

Kate Beckinsale does a wonderful job and is in her prime fighting the remaining Lycans. There is lots of action, chasing, blood and guts, heads lopping off, etc. Selene is tough and MEAN! This was thoroughly enjoyable. Although I usually do not watch bloody stuff like this, I am hooked on Underworld and will definitely buy the DVD when it becomes available.
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Format: DVD
Thank God! Beckinsale returns. I had no difficulty watching Rhona Mitra, but Rise of the Lycans just hurt me. I hate seeing non-returning actors replaced. Yes, I know her character (Selene) wasn't even in the prequel, but I still thought the amputation of Beckensale would leave the franchise forever bitter and crippled from making new sequels. And while filled with action, I struggled with the drop in CGI quality, especially for backgrounds. But have no fear. The budget is back, and it brought Beckensale with it. The franchise is redeemed and primed for more sequels.

After a quick recap of the first two movies' events, we are introduced to a near-future in which the vampires and lycans (werewolves) have been discovered by humans. It is acknowledged in the movie that `now these nonhumans are more than myth' and, not surprisingly given human nature, the humans militarized a "cleansing" to eradicate the vampires and lycans. In this middle of all this Selene (Beckinsale) is captured and cryogenically frozen. This is where the background ends and this story begins.

Selene is freed from her cryo-chamber after being helped by some unseen (presumably) nonhuman and escapes an extremely well-guarded research facility. Conveniently, the her scientist-captors left all of her tight, shiny leather outfit in some chemical cabinets, so she was quick to find her normal form. During her escape she encounters some thought-to-be-eradicated lycans and a little vamp-lycan hybrid adolescent--she's pretty tough and gets some cool action scenes. This little girl seems to be the center of story because the lycans REALLY want her.

The plot is quite weak; borderline pointless. But that didn't bother me a bit.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sahar on May 8, 2012
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Huge fan of the Underworld with the 1st (dominant vampires) and 3rd (dominant lycans) being my favorites. The 2nd was a disappointment to me as it killed off Corvinas and his two sons (one bitten by bat and the other by wolf). This 4th installment is dead last imo. The futuristic story line that has Selene and her child venturing into a world where Vampire and Lycan are hunted by humans is boring. The made up - unknown city where a giant lab and their workers control the population through vaccinations is very similar to Resident Evil. Although, isn't it the same story line in a lot of D list movies. This installment is nothing more than images thrown together with fight scenes, very little dialogue, Lycan heads exploding with gunfire, and a lot of fog/mist. There apparently isn't much daylight in this pharmaceutically controlled futuristic city. For some reason, they are unwilling to let go of the character, Michael. Note: he was horrible in the second installment and having his offspring run around doesn't do anything for this storyline. With the elders gone, the Vampires underground, and Lycans looking like oversized rats this movie failed. A story as old as time: Vampire against Lycan and humans seeking protection from the Vampires. It shouldn't have changed.
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