Underworld Awakening: An IMAX 3D Experience Synopsis
Vampire warrior Selene escapes imprisonment to find that humans are killing vampires and lycans.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
Why are they fighting again? Never you mind. Just sit tight till the next action sequence (it won't be long), and get ready to laugh - with...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
There's not much to this movie beyond a slick procession of dark, gleaming violence. But Selene lovers would pay good 3D money to see her...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
More aggressively violent and thankfully less mythology driven than previous installments, Underworld: Awakening is strictly for the...
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
A sequel seemingly eager to assert that monster mashes are about B-movie chills not "Twilight'' melodrama. Eager to a fault, ultimately.
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By Kim Newman
Not a complete disaster, but also not the vampire / werewolf mash we've always wanted.
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Murky and perpetually bluish in tinge, Underworld: Awakening does and gets little with the 3-D in which it's being offered, and ends by...
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Boxoffice Magazine

Kate Beckinsale can still fill out a skin-tight leather bodysuit, but with Awakening, the vampires-vs-werewolves Underworld franchise has...
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Time Out New York

Also missing: the series' reliable camp heavies, Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen, and most of the so-called Lycans who, their appearance in a...
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Slant Magazine

The only thing that manages to outpace Underworld: Awakening's ineptitude is its utter soullessness.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Latest, dreadful entry in the vampires-battling-werewolves franchise.
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The special effects were outstandng and well as the whole body of the story! I,m glad to see the integrity of the story was sustained well. The actors were great as well as the makeup and...


By Tucker1611
in my opinion this was the best Underworld yet!! Kate Beckinsale is such a bad***!! she did an amazing job in this, as always. the twist fit the story very well, which was also very well played. i...


By scottyncstate
Wish they had taken the money spent on the 3D production and put it into a better story and special effects. I felt like half of the movie was her shooting at stuff off screen....

Underworld Awakening

By gregwnc
Saw it in IMAX 3D. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon. The story was a bit weak, but plenty of action and it's good to see Beckinsale back in the role she started. I didn't care for the whole...


By ro30sa69
I think they did an awesome job with this underworld. selene looks sexier than ever and her daughter was pretty freaky.. but i do hope they come out with the 5th one n they use the original michael...

GO GO GO!!!!

By pbtweek
This was my first ever 12:01 showtime - I'm a HUGE fan of the previous 3 and this one does NOT disappoint. The action we all love in the last 2 with a story line that makes sense. Thanks...

Underworld is back!

By mavram
This movie was action packed with stellar special effects from start to finish. The plot is cool and keeps you wanting more! The end to this movie guarantees a sequel which I am very excited about....

Underworld: Awakening

By Mac_and_Cheese
Excellent movie and the action was non-stop with some interesting twists. No this isn't going to win any awards. It's just your basic death and destruction action film. Hopefully it makes enough and...


By robneff
See, this is how Vampires and Lycans are SUPPOSED to behave! No kissy-kissy vegetarianism here, just full on kick-your ***action! The 3D was good with this movie, my girlfriend jumped about 3 feet...

Very Entertaining

By Bad Ronald
Found the film very entertaining, it was a fun film to watch, full of action and the 3D IMAX experience adds to it ten fold !. Much better than the last film in this series and of course Kate...

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Rated R | For Strong Violence and Gore and Some Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Selene returns for more dreary action and very gory thrills.
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