The return of Kate Beckinsale would seem to be a cause for celebration, if an "Underworld" sequel could ever inspire celebration, but "Awakening" suffers from the same problem that's always sank this series: it's far too self-serious for its own good, with none of the charm that made the first two "Blade" movies so fun. Thankfully, the filmmakers at least know their audience and keep the monster viscera flowing.
Uninspred and somewhat lame followup to ongoing series. Beckinsale hasn't aged a day (special effect onto itself) and is still dynamic as Celine but plot this time around is just silly. Vampires and Lycans hunted to near extinction by humans but perhaps just a devious Lycan plan. Plot holes and jumps you could drive a truck through and yet another example of 3-D process that doesn't add anything at all. No more.
Starting as a positive argument for genetic harvesting to nullify cellular pandemic, when the reversal occurs an opposing argument clarifies itself. The study of genetic specificity incites reason for exclusionary ideologies, furthering the divide between factions, despite the obvious possibility of merging identities. It's over-reaching to suggest political motivations, yet this clearly depicts contemporary fears.
more action & splatter like Blade & Resident Evil, but less msytical & dark than i know it from the other Underworld movies - i really have missed it. but it was a good entertainment & i really hope, if they make a fifth part... they make a final part & great ending. i'm sooo sick of continuations !!!
There's a great amount of irony to be found in this films subtitle. I kept myself entertained, and from falling asleep, by counting the number of shots that featured a character landing on their feet after jumping from a ledge high above. There were about 7, I think.