via Geeks of Doom
Kate Beckinsale returns to the role of Selene, the fearless werewolf-killing vampire assassin and heroine of the first two Underworld films. She sat out of the 2009 prequel Rise of the Lycans. From what I’ve seen in the trailer, Beckinsale appears to be the only cast member from any of the first three films returning for Awakening, but that could be subject to change.
The plot focuses on Selene as she emerges from a cryogenic nap to face a new world where the battle between the vampires and their mortal enemies, the Lycans, has now been joined by the humans, who hunt them both. Much blue-tinted, slow-motion action with Beckinsale jumping about and firing twin pistols while wearing the tightest of skintight leather outfits ensues, just like in every movie in the Underworld series.
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That’s what i want to know too?! What happened to him? The fans need answers! XD
I’m really torn about this movie – the first two I enjoyed
because of Selene. She kicked butt, took names and skintight leather outfits
and all, she was fabulous. And I really enjoyed that she wasn’t secondary to
any of the male characters, including Michael, even though he was such a
central part of the movies. Their love story was a bit of a cliché, but it was
one I could live with because she was such a strong, capable character. The
third movie I didn’t watch because Selene wasn’t in it, so I can’t comment
about it, but this one makes me cringe a little.
On the one hand, there is a action-hero female character
that is taking centre stage, but the cryogenic sleep plot point makes me wary.
It’s screams they’re stretching things to bring her back into the fold which
makes me wonder about what else they’re stretching. The director is Swedish,
and this would be his second English-speaking movie, which gives me pause too. I’m
trying to focus on a female action heroine as the main character (I’m still
mourning the loss of Wonder Woman show) but it could be just cobbled together clichés