Studio: Screen Gems (Sony)
Director: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Screenwriter: Len Wiseman, John Hlavin, Allison Burnett, J. Michael Straczynski
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, Charles Dance
Genre: Action, Horror
Certificate: 18

I have to start this review of Underworld Awakening by saying that I am a big fan of the Underworld movies, yes even the prequel, so when I found out ages ago that there would be an Underworld 4 and it would be in 3D I was over the moon.

Underworld Awakening – Vampire vs Lycan Now Human!

Humans have discovered the existence of the vampire and lycan clans and are systematically wiping them out off the face of the earth and now it’s Selene (Kate Beckinsale) that is taking on the battle to save both from complete annihilation.

It’s All Out War!

Right from the start of Underworld Awakening it grabs you by the seat of your pants and says, “this is going to packed with action, blood and guts, vampires and lycan, so prepare yourself!”

It was a bout time that the Underworld franchise of movies was back and what is even better is the character that everyone loves is back in full action, yes Selene, men love her for her figure hugging outfit and woman love her for her power and strength over her enemies. I was expecting Michael to be there a bit more as well but sadly not, but I won’t go on about that, as it could spoil it for you.

I don’t really want to go on about the actually plot and storyline of the film as I could easily spoil it for a lot of you who are going to see the film, but I will say, there are some surprises in store for you, plenty of action, blood and gore.

Underworld Awakening is an all out action movie and my only disappointment was it wasn’t on long enough, running at only 88 minutes it just seemed to short, compared to Underworld (121 minutes) and Underworld Evolution (102 minutes) ,Underworld Rise of the Lycans was also the same running time! But besides the short running time the film was brilliant, great special FX and the 3D used really well, with a great feel for depth in many scenes, none of that poking stuff at the screen rubbish and shouting “look this is in 3D”.

Great supportive roles coming from Charles Dance as vampire leader Thomas and bit of type casting for Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson from Lost Girl) as Quite, Lost Girl fans will get my drift on that one 😉

Yes I Am A Fan Of Underworld!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I am a big fan of the Underworld movies and so much so that I even had a marathon of the movies a few nights back in preparation for seeing Underworld Awakening, with the earlier three movies fresh in mind, I do have to say that this latest movie in the Underworld franchise has surpassed the previous ones, there is even word going around that there will be an Underworld 5 all down to the popularity of Underworld Awakening, I for one can’t wait for that to come out 😉


Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
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