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Underworld: Awakening Reviews

Underworld: Awakening

Overview


Genre :

Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Release Date :

January 20, 2012

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein

Starring :

Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, Stephen Rea, Charles Dance, India Eisley, Sandrine Holt, Theo James, Kris Holden-Ried, Richard Cetrone, Robert Lawrenson

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 5

“..the plot was a little disappointing. There wasn't really much of a story, or it wasn't executed very well..”
by Adrian Foong [Venusbuzz.com]
“..the film's handful of confusingly blocked, excessively noisy, and common-sense-deprived set pieces, not a single image can be described as inspired..”
by Rob Humanick [Slant Magazine]
3.5 of 5

“..the digital effects this time around are far better than what we've experienced previously in the series..”
by Thehorrorchick [Dread Central]
2 of 5

“..the action sequences, while abundant, are nothing more than decent..”
by Jim Vejvoda [IGN Movies]
“..the action is defined by whirligig balletics and ample gushes of violence..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
“..that boredom extends outward to encompass the entire film..”
by Rob Vaux [Mania.com]
“..so drab and dour that whatever junky charm they might have possessed is slowly..”
by Peter Sobczynski [eFilmCritic.com]
“..no unanswered puzzles in the plot make it an easy watch..”
by Renuka Vyavahare [The Times of India]
“..more aggressively violent and thankfully less mythology-driven than previous installments..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]
“..merely a would-be videogame adventure on the big screen, with 3-D added to boost ticket prices and make the murky, dark scenes seem even more muddy..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
2 of 5

“..it's big, loud and not especially clever..”
by Daniel Bettridge [Sky Movies]
“.."Underworld Awakening" is one of the best..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]

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