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Fangoria Review - Underworld: Awakening

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Having skipped back into the past for an origin story with 2009’s RISE OF THE LYCANS, the UNDERWORLD franchise returns to the present (or near future, or whenever these flicks are set) with AWAKENING. The pitch this time was that now, the vampires and Lycans would be battling a new common enemy: humans. Unfortunately, that’s not the movie they wound up making. After a brief refresher on the first two films, and a prologue establishing how Death Dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale, returning to the series) was separated from her Lycan-hybrid lover Michael (not played by Scott Speedman) during a “Purge” by humans of both creature species, the story jumps ahead 12 years.

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