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Underworld Awakening
Underworld Awakening

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Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea
Jan 20, 2012
R, 1 hr. 28 min.

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Movie Info

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, Sandrine Holt, Charles Dance, Kristen Holdenreid, Jacob Blair, Adam Greydon Reid
Director: Björn Stein, Måns Mårlind
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 28 min.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Theater Release: Jan 20, 2012
DVD Release: May 08, 2012
Synopsis: Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. -- (C) Official Site

Critic Reviews

  • Joe Leydon, Variety
    Once again, Beckinsale brings an impressive physicality and subzero cool to her portrayal of Selene.
  • Laremy Legel, Film.com
    Kate Beckinsale's "Selene" remains one-note, but it's a wildly entertaining note.
  • Andy Webster, New York Times
    The combat quotient, to the movie's credit, is way up, with narrative folderol kept to a minimum.
  • Tom Russo, Boston Globe
    The most generic entry of the bunch.
  • David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
    There's not much to this movie beyond a slick procession of dark, gleaming violence.
  • Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
    A brisk creature-feature that ditches the series' dreary mythology in favor of a more direct, action-oriented approach.
  • Peter Howell, Toronto Star
    Beckinsale's Selene is back with a vengeance, that famous black catsuit and two fully cocked pistols, having wisely sat out the wretched third installment of the franchise. Don't expect much more than this.
  • Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
    The entire production is single-mindedly, earnestly devoted to serving up feats of BADASS, and it succeeds in this devotion to the exclusion of everything else.
  • Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
    [The] latest, dreadful entry in the vampires-battling-werewolves franchise.
  • Nigel Floyd, Time Out
    Crude, cheap and pointless, this surely drives a stake through the heart of the 'Underworld' franchise.
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