4 May 2012

Underworld 4 Awakening Movie Review

Kate Beckinsale is back as Selene, the death trader. Seated atop a high-rise, Selene recounts the events of the previous films in the series, very helpful for the Underworld virgins who may have missed their chance to catch Beckinsale in a shiny, black leather bodysuit. This time around, Selene escapes captivity to discover that she has visions of mysterious kinds. Her captors let her loose in the hope that she will lead them to the one who helped her escape in the first place.
The film's plot which attempts to surprise you at certain junctures, is completely unaided by the cheesy dialogue. The story wavers between avenging the wrong done upon vampires by both humans and Lykans, to being a story of a mother who goes out on her limb (literally) to save a daughter she never knew she had. The plot seems unoriginal at best and many things remain unexplained. The dialogue induces a few chuckles and has me wondering if I ended up in a mutated version of the Twilight series.

Watch the film if you've been a fan of the franchise, but be prepared for a lot of ho-hum moments between the actions sequences. And if slashing, biting and stabbing floats your boat, you might just end up enjoying this one. 


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