A movie in 100 words: Underworld: Awakening

I swear this is the last time I’ll use this poster jpg

If you happened to read Thursday’s mostly superfluous post of inane trivialities pertaining to my life, you’ll recall that my awesome postal delivery professional left a red sleeve with the Underworld: Awakening Blu-Ray in my mailbox. 

And there was much rejoicing.

Now, because I’m basically a 13 year-old most of the time—especially when it comes to movies—I obviously chose to stay up much too late on a school night to watch it.

What’s that, you asked?  What did I think of it?  Well, I suppose I could give you a trademarked* Puddintopia “A movie in 100 words” review, since you asked and all.

If you ask nicely and promise to eat your vegetables.

Mmm…broccoli, right?  Fine, here you go.

Underworld: Awakening – Is it possible to like and dislike something simultaneously (besides family members)? That’s how I feel about Underworld: Awakening. It gave me tingles** to see Kate Beckensale don Selena again, but as a movie, I was disappointed. The story arc was okay—I’m mostly fine with this as canon—but the delivery was meh. There were lots o’ hard-to-swallow plot-leaps wedged between overdone actiony bits. And it’s all based on Gigantic Plot-Bomb that’s dropped and then, like, “Oh! HAI! You need to believe <REDACTED>, okay? Swell. Shush! No questions.” Verdict: Yeah, I’ll watch it again. But it could’ve been better.

The bottom line is, if you’re an Underworld fan, I’d recommend checking it out at the very least.  It isn’t fanboy-squee-awesome, but I did like it better than the previous (and sadly Selena-less) episode, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.

Also.  I highly recommend you check out the soundtrack.  I’ve yet to be disappointed with the soundtrack from any of the Underworld films.


*And by trademarked, I mean nothing of the sort
**Not that type of tingle, perv, even with the patented Selena vinyl