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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Yasmin Shehab

[Kate] Beckinsale doesn't seem very interested in being in the film.

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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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Kevin A. Ranson

... seems both stripped down in complexity for a new audience as well as cut into a bite-sized chunk to more easily swallow... neither of which is going to draw new fans to the franchise or keep current fans interested.

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Following on from 'Evolution' we see both the lycan and vampire species under threat from humans after being hunted down to the brink of extinction.… More
Directors Cat
[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
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.