Blog #60: Movie Review: Underworld: Awakening

First off, this is the best vampire-werewolf movie I’ve seen since Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.  (If it wasn’t obvious, that was a shot at the Twilight movies.)

This is a great movie, but let’s be honest.  The main reason to see it is Kate Beckinsale in tight leather pants with a pair of really big guns.  (That is not a euphemism.  Those modified full-auto Barettas are awesome.)  Sorry, but it’s the truth.  Don’t blame me for pointing out the obvious.  Blame Hollywood.  Anyway…

The effects were amazing, but these days that’s almost becoming automatic with any movie.

Spoilers ahead.

As far as the story goes, it’s fairly straightforward.  Sometime following Underworld: Evolution (you’ll recall, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans was a prequel) the human population became aware of the vampire/werewolf conflict and tried to wipe out both sides.  Selene and Michael were both captured by the humans.

Now, it’s twelve years later and Selene is set free, only to discover than she now has a twelve-year-old daughter, who is even more unique than her father as the child of a vampire and a half vampire half werewolf.  She meets a vampire and his coven.  Then we come to find out the company that has been holding them is actually run by werewolves who are trying to create a treatment that makes them stronger.

They release Michael.

Fighting ensues.  Lots of it.  It’s awesome.  Werewolves explode.  Selene’s daughter is a super killing machine.  It’s just awesome.

Michael vanishes.

That’s about it.

Really, that’s it.  Essentially this movie sets up the next one.  Selene and Michael now have a twelve-year-old daughter and the vampires are few and far between, while the werewolves are strong and living right under the human’s noses.  Michael has disappeared and the girl has no name beyond “Subject 2”.  Hopefully they will give her one in the next movie.

This movie is what it is.  I really enjoyed it, but then it takes very little to keep me entertained.

Thanks for reading!

About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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