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Underworld - Awakening

Underworld - Awakening
Starring:
Kate Beckinsale and India Eisley


Rated: R For violence and adult themes
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: January 20, 2012 Released by: Screen Gems

  In this 4th of the series, Directors  Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein films in 3-D,  which brings the explosive and almost nonstop action right up into our faces.
 
       Kate Beckinsale, looking beautiful and sleek in black leather, returns as Vampire Selena.  She's been frozen for 12 years and awakens to find that the war between Vampires and Lycans that has been going on for centuries, is discovered by humans and they are hunting down and killing all they find.
 
        Her first priority is to protect her daughter (India Eisley), a hybrid child.    Nothing inspires a woman to action more than when her family is in danger, and Selene is no different in that respect.   She's out for blood, and she sure finds it.
 
        Shootings, explosions and chase scenes make up most of the film, and the 3-D enhances every frame.   The CG Lycans however is somewhat fuzzy and disappointing.  
 
        There's plenty of blood and gore, but the action is what "Underworld" fans are looking for, and this one delivers the goods.
 

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Underworld - Awakening  C+   C+                     C+ 

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