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sequel 4 needed to reward fans more than the producer's pockets,
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Michael sits this one out for 99% of this episode. Apparently Selene has given Michael a daughter, which neither of them gets to meet for twelve years due to being captured and cryogenically caged. We aren't shown an intimate copulation scene, so it is possible gene splicing in a laboratory was done in vitro style. This clearly is a stepping stone into what is hoped by the producers to be a very lucrative and long term franchise. I may only be one fan, but I'm going to suggest that they don't make special FX more affordable by using foggy darkness and blurred camera shots. Obviously vampires don't need a lot of light to git-r-done, and lycans aren't given to requiring light either; however, YOUR VIEWERS DO ya morons. This sequel is a pitiful example of reclining upon the laurels of past accomplishments, using similar themes and exploiting Kate Beckinsale's physical attraction so thoroughly I'm surprised she wasn't wrung out like she'd been through a juicer. I'm losing interest in the "Underworld" series after seeing how the producers are short-sheeting their fans in this latest film. When I started watching the series in 2003, I was very eager to get my hands on "Evolution," and "Rise of the Lycans." I pre-ordered this 4th sequel, "Awakening" hoping it would continue to build on how intensely amazing the first three were. Please don't spend all the budget on red epic 3-D camera gadgetry. How can something that starts out so great end up so mediocre?? The producers are still over $177 million in the black, from the first four in this series, and need to re-invest some of it. I will give them one more chance, but if "Underworld" sequel five sags from the first four like "Awakening" did from the first three, this fan is done, regardless of how tight Kate Beckinsale's latex cat suit gets. FYI, the "R" rating is for language, violence and gore; not for nudity, not for sexual situations, and not for adult themes.
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Initial post: May 29, 2012 7:33:40 AM PDT
Completely agreed. Sort of disappointing.
Posted on May 30, 2012 3:46:04 PM PDT
R. W. Milyard says:
Actually, the only time I saw what was supposed to be Michael, was when he was
upside down in a glass tube, so I would call it 100%
In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 8:02:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012 9:55:53 PM PDT
J. Munyon says:
R.W. Milyard - You have an excellent point. He appears in the opening sequence until the bomb in the water knocks him out, and then isn't in the film again until the cryogenic cage appearance at the closing few minutes - which is a blatant transition device to set up the sequel or should I say, sequels (as in deliberately producer engineered being multiple future sequels and not just another one).
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