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Underworld: Awakening [2012] (1 disc)

Director:Björn Stein
Måns Mårlind
Writer:Allison Burnett
J. Michael Straczynski
John Hlavin
Len Wiseman
Composer:Paul Haslinger
Length:88 minutes
(1 hour 28 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
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IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:29%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

Reaction: Some intriguing concepts, but overall, it doesn't feel quite as well developed as the original. Some nice action sequences, though.

Personal Rating: 5/10

Björn Stein => Director
Måns Mårlind => Director
Allison Burnett => Writer
J. Michael Straczynski => Writer
John Hlavin => Writer
Len Wiseman => Writer
Paul Haslinger => Composer
Adam Greydon Reid => Med Tech #1
Catlin Adams => Olivia
Charles Dance => Thomas
India Eisley => Eve
Jacob Blair => Officer Kolb
John Innes => Medical Supervisor
Kate Beckinsale => Selene
Kris Holden-Ried => Quint
Lee Majdoub => Desk Guard #1
Michael Ealy => Detective Sebastian
Robert Lawrenson => Waterfront Cop
Sandrine Holt => Lida
Scott Speedman => Michael (archive footage)
Stephen Rea => Dr. Jacob Lane
Theo James => David
Tyler McClendon => Scientist

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • India Eisley's character is referred to throughout the movie as "Subject 2" but credited as "Eve".
  • The film continues the characteristic of the series that the major supporting parts are played by well-known actors from the UK, in this case Charles Dance and Stephen Rea.
  • Kris Holden-Ried, who here plays Quint, also plays a werewolf (refered to as Wolf Shifter) on the Showcase television series [Lost Girl].
  • Not screened in advance for critics.
  • The film's release date is on the same day as Underworld: Evolution's, released six years earlier.
  • The first [Underworld] film not to feature Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen or Brian Steele.
  • Detective Sebastian drives a Volvo with a Swedish registration plate.
  • The first film in the series to be in real-d 3-d and Imax 3-d.
  • [?] Jalmari Helander was offered a chance to direct.
  • Selene kills a total of 70 people/Lycans, making this her highest in the series.