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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


The first Underworld film not to feature Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen or Brian Steele. See more »


Selene gets shot in the back repeatedly when entering the building yet there is no damage to her coat or corset. 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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Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.50 (2012) See more »


Trip the Darkness (Ben Weinman Remix)
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Great Action
23 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Having just watched Underworld Awakening and not being an avid fan of the previous films in the series (not watching them), my stance on this film may not be as accurate as to those whom have seen the entire films in chronological order. However then I am reviewing this film based on this one solely. I thoroughly enjoyed, found the action top notch, well directed and fast paced. I know some of the complaints are due to the thin story but I did not mind too much. Yes a better story could have made the film better but I enjoyed the mother-daughter relationship and how and what they had to do in order to save her, and her whole escape plan. Kate Beckinsale is great as Selene as well as the other supporting actors. The Lycans and vampires were an interesting take in this, as well as the final scene involving Selene having to fight the giant Lycan. The 3D was believable and so were the gimmicks. For an action movie, it delivers.

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