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Underworld: Awakening (2012)

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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.

Directors:

Måns Mårlind (as Mårlind), Björn Stein (as Stein)

Writers:

Len Wiseman (screenplay), John Hlavin (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Selene
Stephen Rea ... Dr. Jacob Lane
Michael Ealy ... Detective Sebastian
Theo James ... David
India Eisley ... Eve
Sandrine Holt ... Lida
Charles Dance ... Thomas
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
John Innes ... Medical Supervisor
Tyler McClendon ... Scientist
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Storyline

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael, they're hit by a grenade. 12 years later, Selene awakens, and meets the vampire, David. She learns she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth.. Now, Selene and David have to protect a 12-year-old girl against the Lycans who intend to use her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Vengeance Returns See more »

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(at around 1h 1 min) Selene gets shot in the back repeatedly when entering the building yet there is no damage to her coat or corset. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.12 (2012) See more »

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Blackout (Renholdër Remix)
Written by Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Phoenix Farrell, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joseph Hahn
Performed by Linkin Park
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Not bad as junk goes
24 January 2012 | by ocaciaSee all my reviews

Lets be honest you do not go into a cinema billing "Underworld: Awakening" expecting "Silence of the Lamb" or "Elegy" this is fast food cinema. The rules of critique that might apply to Spike Lee are therefore not applicable here. So understand my rating of 7/10 is factoring in that. It is 6/10 for fast food cinema.

The action was tight, the objectives of the film were clear. Certain "chosen one" themes i found boring and the film really must find other incentives for Werewolves to hunt vamps. There is something cool about Kate, I don't know what cuz she just looks like a normal Brit, but she is def the kick ass chick of this era. I mean would you pick her or Ms. Weaver to protect you. Well Ms. Weaver cant bounce off walls so I am sticking with Kate.

Some parts could have been better but that is always the case. I was happy not to see certain actors but I miss that old dude, Man he was evil. I mean he was really the best. I don't know the future of the franchise and I hope it doesn't turn into the Dark Knight Cop villain relationship.


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Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Underworld: New Dawn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,306,725, 22 January 2012

Gross USA:

$62,321,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,112,671
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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