Underworld Awakening

Underworld Awakening
Underworld Awakening
  • R
  • 1h 29m
  • 2012
Rotten27%
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KATE BECKINSALE returns as the ultimate vampire warrioress Selene in Underworld Awakening, the stunning new installment of the epic saga. Having escaped years of imprisonment, she finds herself in a changed 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. Now Selene must battle the humans and a frightening new breed of super Lycans to ensure the death dealers’ survival.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten27%
Critics Consensus: There's more vapid action and less story in Underworld Awakening than previous installments, making the whole affair feel inconsequential.
Reviews
Film.com
Laremy Legel
Fresh

Kate Beckinsale's "Selene" remains one-note, but it's a wildly entertaining note.

June 22, 2017
New York Times
Andy Webster
Fresh

The combat quotient, to the movie's credit, is way up, with narrative folderol kept to a minimum.

June 22, 2017
Boston Globe
Tom Russo
Rotten

The most generic entry of the bunch.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Selene returns for more dreary action and very gory thrills.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Underworld Awakening is the fourth movie in the "vampires vs. lycans" (werewolves) series and the third to star Kate Beckinsale. It focuses more on fighting and violence than scares, but -- like the previous films -- it's accurately rated "R." There's lots of combat, including hand-to-hand fights, shooting, stabbing, slicing, bombs and explosions, and spurting blood. Throats are ripped out, and a young vampire/lycan girl is shown trying to slice her wrists (the cuts heal immediately). There's less sexuality here than in the last two movies; although one scene shows the main character naked, her body is totally obscured by steam. Language is very infrequent but includes at least three uses of "f--k" and one "s--t."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy, Horror, Action
  • Release Date:January 17, 2012
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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