Marlind & Stein’s Underground 4: Awakened (2012) Movie Review


Directed By: Marlind & Stein
Starring: Kate Beckensale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy & Charles Dance
Watched at Innox (Screen 4(c-7))
Censor Certificate: A
Runtime: 85.36 Minutes

Vampires and Werewolves (Lycans) have been fighting for hundreds of years unbeknown to most humans. There some muck going on about a hybrid of the two races, but what really matters is all the slick action scenes. In this version after being held in a coma-like state for twelve years, vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) learns that she has a vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter, Nissa, and when she finds her they must stop Bio-Com from creating super Lycans that will kill them all and how Selene protects her daughter from lycan’s is the remaining story-line.

Coming to factoid SELENE who can sense what’s coming what’s happening. How can SELENE forget the Pregnancy issue ?? Writing was not at all appropriate this time. Writers were unable to conform how did NISSA born??

Leaving the logics lets back to the review,Performances wise Kate Beckinsale brings the glamour ratio and even gives her best in action episodes. Eisley and Micheal Ealy were fine in their roles. Stefen Rea is okay. Rest of the cast gives an adequate support. Coming to Technical aspects: Director rather concentrating on wafer thin story-line, focused a lot on action episodes. Action episodes were effective. Music by Paul Haslinger is good. Visual and Special Effects were fabulous. Editing is crisp. Cinematography (Scot Kevan) is gritty. John Hlavin screenplay misses logics but he still manage to keep audience glued.

Underworld Awakening is one of the first movies to be shot using Red epic digital cameras in 3D. But 3D adds nothing special to the movie. It’s better to watch this underworld in 2D rather wasting your money on Dark and Dim 3D effects.

Even though my fellow critics trashed this flick, I still enjoyed watching Underworld 4: Awakened. If you keep logic’s aside you gonna enjoy till the end. On the whole, Underworld 4: Awakened a No Brainer action entertainer that can be watched once for Kate Beckinsale, Fights and Visual Effects.

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