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“Underworld Awakening” Trailer: The Underworld Is Very, Very Blue

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Screen Gems (a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, if you really wanted to know that) has two franchises about zombies and vampires/werewolves. The zombie one is called Resident Evil, and the series got the 3D treatment last year with Resident Evil: Afterlife. The vampire/werewolf series is called Underworld, and you can bet that the studio probably wanted a 3D movie in that franchise too.

Here it is! Underworld Awakening is the fourth movie in the series, and it stars Kate Beckinsale as a vampire named Selene who, in this movie, enters the human world. It’s like Muppets Take Manhattan, only really, really, violent. Here’s the log line from Screen Gems:

UNDERWORLD AWAKENING brings a stunning new dimension to the epic battle between Vampires and Lycans, as the first film in the franchise to shoot in 3D. 

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 conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

There ya go. Now, the trailer: Like I said, it’s pretty blue and pretty dark (the trailer is actually dark-colored). It’s also filled with a bunch of fighting scenes that make it look like a video game. There’s a scene where Selene kills a security guard, possibly by breaking his neck, and for some reason the studio feels the need to show this scene eight times, each time faster than the last.  I’m not an Underworld fan, or a Resident Evil fan for that matter, and I really don’t see this movie being exciting to anyone other than the Underworld-ers.

Underworld Awakening hits theaters on January 20th, 2012. You won’t need sunglasses.


Written by prowlermoviepoll

August 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM

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  1. I love the way you found a way to end this review with a good laugh!

    Dianne Atkins

    August 23, 2011 at 12:42 PM

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