Underworld Awakening
Underworld Awakening (2012)

Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2012
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There's more vapid action and less story in Underworld Awakening than previous installments, making the whole affair feel inconsequential.

Joe Leydon

Once again, Beckinsale brings an impressive physicality and subzero cool to her portrayal of Selene.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

The most generic entry of the bunch.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It really adds nothing to the already dull mythos of the vampires war with the lycans...

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Laremy Legel

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

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

There's not much to this movie beyond a slick procession of dark, gleaming violence.

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Christian Law
We Got This Covered

As stylish and flashy as the action is this time around, I can still only recommend Underworld: Awakening to diehard fans of the series.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

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

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

A brisk creature-feature that ditches the series' dreary mythology in favor of a more direct, action-oriented approach.

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Jeff Beck

This was a film that was so soulless and so lifeless that it had not made a single bit of impact while it was playing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
This fourth installment is getting excited and entertaining since the second one about the mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and… More
Cynthia S.
I am most definitely a fan of this series. This movie did not disappoint! A lot of great action, special effects, very entertaining, and very enjoyable. Looking… More
Dean King
Good to see Kate Beckinsale back for this forth outing. Just a pity it seems they are short of ideas, and backing it seems. It doesn't have the production… More
Dead Angel
The story was okay. Quite unexpected actually. The ending seems to be hinting for another sequel. Really? Will be waiting then.
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Since it's rough beginnings i've always been a huge fan of the Underworld… More
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, Charles Dance Director: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein Summary: Reprising her role as… More