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Parents' Guide to

Underworld Awakening

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Selene returns for more dreary action and very gory thrills.

Movie R 2012 88 minutes
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Based on 4 parent reviews

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Ages 17+

Not recommended for people under the age of 17
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17 and up.

this third movie underworld awakening is a great horror movie filled with lots of action stars with Kate Beckinsale and this horror movie is only for your older teens and parents you need to know that underworld awakening has a lot of non-stop intense violence filled with blood and gore and some strong language used.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (19 ):

This follow-up to the first few Underworld movies is definitely gory, but someone forgot to also make it scary, exciting, sexy, and/or fun. After the boring dud Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009), the filmmakers were smart to distance themselves from it and to bring Beckinsale back -- though that was arguably the last smart move they made. The entire movie consists either of gory, bloody fight scenes or dialogue scenes in which people argue and try to further the movie's feeble plot.

Beckinsale still looks great in her black vinyl and leather suit, but her character has no depth; in one scene she says, "my heart isn't cold ... it's broken," but we can't tell the difference. Other characters, such as the human police detective, don't seem to belong at all. The visual effects in Underworld Awakening are below average, which renders the digital lycans/werewolves completely ineffective. On the plus side, Swedish co-directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein have at least ordered up a nice-looking set.

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