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Underworld Awakening Synopsis
Seline (Kate Beckinsale) returns to lead vampires and Lycans in a war against humankind.
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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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Great story, seems to all go too fast though, and at 1:29 it was way too short --wanted MORE. Total set up ending for the next movie and leaves you slightly hanging. If you haven't seen any of the...

Good movie, but too short

By Brownfox
This was a good movie, but ended too short and too abrupt leaving us wishing that there was more to come. They could have developed the characters better; especially that of the little girl. I did...


By Jadediamond2011
Kate is Awesome!!!!! This is one of the best Underworld's ever.....My husband and I absolutely loved it. I can't believe the critics didn't give it a great rating. They don't have a clue. The...

Really enjoyed it

By dwpaulk
I can usually tell how much I'll enjoy a movie by what the critic's write. If they say it sucks, you can almost bet it will be very entertaining and that was the case with this movie. Having seen...

UNDERworld is OVER the top!

By jovial1
Listen! This movie is a must see for 2012. The film is so action-packed that it feels like you're only in the theater for 10 minutes. I left begging and pleading for more. Kate is seething with...

Fun action movie

By Tnucaturner
What's not to like about a bad*** chick in a leather suit messing s*** up? Less story-driven than the past movies in the franchise, but the action more than makes up for it. As my best female friend...

Selene is HOT !!!

By movie-pro
Pretty much like the other "Underworlds". If you liked them you will like this one. The last 15 to 20 minutes are worth it all. Really no bad language, just alot of blood and guts...Will make a great...

Underworld Awakes Your Senses!

By Argonaut
Kate Beckensale's still got it! And it's great to see her back again in this 4th installment, kicking butt, in her own inimitable way! She definitely makes hacking & slashing look sexy in an...

Is just AWESOME!

By tatanm
Out of all the ones this one has the most action. I jumped out of my sit about 4 times and that 's a lot for me. Would see it again in a heart beat. Don't need to pay for 3D as there's not that many...

Awesome movie

By lito628
Loved the movie, I've loved the series and this one has action right from the beginning, only disappointment to me, and this is just me, Michael, the hybrid, has always fallen short of my...

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Rated R | For strong violence and gore, and for some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Selene returns for more dreary action and very gory thrills.
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