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Underworld: Awakening (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  20 January 2012 (USA)
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When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.


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Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Vengeance Returns


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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Underworld: New Dawn  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,306,725 (USA) (20 January 2012)


$62,321,039 (USA) (2 March 2012)

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Did You Know?


Kris Holden-Ried, who here plays Quint, also plays a werewolf (refered to as Wolf Shifter) on the Showcase television series Lost Girl (2010) See more »


During the fight in the parking garage at the end of the film, the sound of one of the guards screaming comes after his head has been cut off and hence separated from the lungs, which would make a scream impossible. See more »


[first lines]
Selene: The Vampire and Lycans clan have been at war for centuries before I was born, their endless conflict hidden from the human world. I was turned by a Vampire. And given the strength to avenge my family against the Lycans. And I was good at it. Then I found Michael Corvin, a human that was neither turned by Vampire nor Lycan, but a hybrid of the two. And everything changed. Allies turned enemies, and Vampire elders I had protected for now six centuries now wanted me dead. We ...
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The final battle...
16 February 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

"Underworld: Awakening" is the fourth movie of the Underworld series and in this one we watch the battle between Vampire and Lycan clans against the humankind when humans discover the existence of them. We also watch how Selene who is the leader of them against the humans plans to win this battle and how this is going to happen.

I really liked this movie because of the plot and the storyline of it and because of the cast and their interpretation. For one more time Kate Beckinsale was outstanding, the interpretation of Theo James as David was really nice such Stephen Rea and Michael Ealy also were.

Finally I have to tell you that this movie is really unpredictable and if you have seen all the previous movies of Underworld you just have to watch this one, and I am sure that you will love it.

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