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Underworld Awakening

HD   R Closed Captioning

Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein

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About the Movie

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 74
  • Fresh: 20
  • Rotten: 54
  • Average Rating: 4.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: More aggressively violent and thankfully less mythology-driven than previous installments, Underworld: Awakening is strictly for the converted. – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Jan 20, 2012

Rotten: The most generic entry of the bunch. – Tom Russo, Boston Globe, Jan 21, 2012

Rotten: [The] latest, dreadful entry in the vampires-battling-werewolves franchise. – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Jan 20, 2012

Rotten: There's not much to this movie beyond a slick procession of dark, gleaming violence. – David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan 21, 2012

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Customer Reviews


The "Underworld" films have always been sort of a guilty pleasure of mine. Unlike most of the top critics on Rotten Tomatoes, I've never taken these movies seriously, and in a way, that's really what makes them fun to watch. As long as you're not overly critical about the significant lack of character development and storytelling, these flicks make for fun, hard-hitting sci-fi action-adventures. "Underworld Awakening", the fourth film in the lucrative franchise, is certainly no exception. Although it's probably the most inconsequential entry in the series, it still packs in more of the same mindless gory thrills and hyper-stylized visuals that we're already familiar with. Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two movies, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrior 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. Meanwhile, in an almost completely unrelated subplot, Selene discovers she's the mother of a half-Vampire/half-Lycan daughter. Although the story is bland and forgettable, the characters are one-dimensional and the dialogue is unbelievably bad, just about everything else the flick has to offer makes up for those slightly distracting issues. The CGI effects are well-crafted, the score is surprisingly epic and the action scenes are unflinchingly extreme. All in all, if you've seen the first three films in the saga, you probably already know what to expect: mediocre acting, polished cinematography, poor writing and plenty of fun, mindless, R-rated bloodshed. Rapid in pace and competently directed, the movie throws boredom right out the door and replaces it with mile-a-minute excitement. If that's right up your alley for a sci-fi action flick, you won't be disappointed with "Underworld Awakening".

What More Could You Want?

This one could possibly be the best Underworld yet. There were really no slow moments; something was always happening. And it still gives the bloody violence as you're expecting, just like the other ones. My only complaint about this movie is that it seemed VERY short, like it didn't even seem like an hour. And I didn't even want it to be over! It's one of those movies where you get so into it, that you're upset when it ends. And the ending definitely means that there's another one coming!

Loved it!

Not perfect, but very entertaining!

Underworld Awakening
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2012

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Available Bundle

  1. Underworld: The Legacy Collection, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  2. Underworld Ultimate Collection, Sony Pictures Entertainment