Underworld: Awakening (2012)

Greg Says: A train wreck of barely connectible scenes

Title: Underworld: Awakening (2012)
Rating: 4/10
Date: 1 February 2012
Recommendation: Don’t waste your money
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Kate Beckinsale is back as Selene. She’s been frozen for 12 years and when she awakes she finds she has a daughter. But not just any daughter, she’s the daughter Selene had with Michael Corvine (the hybrid Lycan/Vampire). So that makes her a special non-bitten hybrid – and the Lycans want to capture her.

The whole movie is a chase scene with the daughter (who looks a lot like Regan in “The Exorcist”) alternately getting nabbed or saved.

There is nothing interesting in this movie except for Beckinsale in tight PVC clothing (I often joke that the movie should be called “Underwear”). The fight scenes are choppy and unwatchable (I’m forever ruined by the amazing fight scenes from “The Matrix”). The plot is boring and unwatchable. The characters are empty and unwatchable. Do you see a trend here?

I would say “Awakening” has put a wooden stake in the heart of an otherwise fine franchise. So, for an unwatchable, unremarkable, retread of a trilogy that should have stayed a trilogy, I recommend you don’t waste your money.