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Great but a little short,
This review is from: Underworld: Awakening (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)
Lets get straight down to business, as far as the film goes it is more of the same, if thats your cuppa then great if not, sorry not gonna find anything ground breaking that will bring you into the series in this one.
Being a fan of the series I loved it, went into it expecting to be disappointed but was genuinely surprised to find out it wasn't just a cash in as far as story etc goes, the action is great, effects are decent and well what can I say it's just refreshing for a vampire/werewolf movie not to suck and be about poorly constructed love triangles, in a world where it appeared that we were heading for it to be common place for vampires to be pale gary glitters and werewolves to be as cuddly as a hamster this series has come back into the fray to show them how its done!
Only real thing I find that's lacking here is firstly an amazing story, this films one is good but its just there to carry the film really not engage you with an intelligent plot twist or anything but as I said as a device for getting from fight A to fight B it does the trick and even does a decent enough job of making the final encounter keep you invested and somewhat heavily rooting for the main characters for a reason other than these are the good guys I hope they win if you get me, this brings me to my second point, this definitely feels like the set up to the next underworld film, as I said before the the plot is decent enough but it just feels like its setting the stage for the final climactic film in the series and you kinda get the sense that if the writers did in fact have any intelligent plot twists or unique ideas they have kept it from being in this one for the next film but there are the seeds of some cool ideas in here like the shift in powers between vamps and werewolves in contrast to where both sides were in the first film, the potential cost of sentimentality etc but all of them are to be fully explored.
All in all though I very much enjoyed this film and whilst it isn't an instant classic it should do enough to satisfy fans of the series, and does has a few memorable moments (like evolutions helicopter blade scene) this one definitely worth your time, but as I said I hope they are saving all potential awesome pieces of the plot for a final climactic ending to the series as it would be a shame for all of these issues to have only been lightly skimmed over and not explored into further depth.