Sunday, January 22, 2012

MUST SEE: Underworld Awakening. *Leave The Theater Smiling*

Movie photo of Blogger Tami Jackson, Taylor Gordon,
Kelly Gordon - taken at a rated PG movie (Underworld is not for kids). 
Just got home from watching Underworld Awakening (aka "Underworld 4") on the big screen and cannot stop grinning ear-to-ear, after the fact. This movie has everything: girl power, action-packed werewolf on vampire action, lots of blood and guts splattered in with incredible suspense and medical science gone wrong. There's even a really strong LOVE theme to appeal to one's more genteel side (in case you happen to have one).

In short? I vote this movie a "must see" for urban horror fans and expect to buy it once the flick is available on DVD. (I'm very VERY happy with it - think it's one of the best Underworld films yet.)

Here's the quick run-down on the movie - and I'm making this ridiculously short and sweet because saying anything more than what I offer here would spoil the plot.

Basically? Human forces discovered the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans and have launched a successful war to eradicate both species of undead. That's when Vampire Warrioress Selene (actor Kate Beckinsale) in her famous shiny "death dealer" black cat suit makes a heroic attempt to escape the big city with her lycan lover.

Meanwhile? This great purging of all immortals comes at huge costs for the couple and there are daunting medical surprises in store after they are attacked with specialized weapons. For one thing? Selene finds herself frozen inside a medical capsule and someone helps her escape - but it's 12 years later and she's desperate to find her lover, only to be told he's dead.

That's it. That's all I can say without ruining the film but believe me it all works out in the end. Here's the official trailer for your viewing pleasure. *I hope you go see it and leave a comment here after the fact.*



CAST:

Kate Beckinsale...

Stephen Rea...
Dr. Jacob Lane

Michael Ealy...
Detective Sebastian

Theo James...

India Eisley...

Sandrine Holt...
Lida

Charles Dance...

Kris Holden-Ried...
Quint

Jacob Blair...
Officer Kolb

Adam Greydon Reid...
Med Tech #1

Catlin Adams...
Olivia

Robert Lawrenson...
Waterfront Cop

Lee Majdoub...
Desk Guard #1

Tyler McClendon...
Scientist

Panou...
Old City Cop #1
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This blog is written, managed and sometimes neglected, but never for long, by Tami Jayne Jackson

2 comments:

  1. I like Kate Beckinsale (her lips have touched Christian Bale), I like vampires and werewolves, but somehow I never got into the Underworld franchise.

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  2. Erin? You might actually like this film. It could stand on its own. There's a hint to the past (e.g., quick explanation at the start of the movie that vampires and werewolves have been at war with each other before the new plot takes hold).

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