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"UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING"
(2012) (Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action/Horror: Humans discover the existence of warring vampire and werewolf clans and try to eradicate both species.
PLOT:
Humans have become aware of an age-old war between vampires and werewolves, also known as "Lycans." As a result, the world mobilizes in an effort to eradicate both species. Caught in the crossfire is vampire Selene (KATE BECKINSALE) who ends up being captured by a team of evil scientists led by Dr. Jacob Lane (STEPHEN REA) and his son, Quint (KRIS HOLDEN-RIED), and placed into frozen suspended animation.

Twelve years pass, and Selene is released from her chamber by a mysterious young girl named Eve (INDIA EISLEY) who turns out to be her daughter with former lover and werewolf hybrid Michael from the first "Underworld" movie. They go on the run and are aided by a vampire named David (THEO JAMES), whose father, Thomas (CHARLES DANCE), heads a vampire underground of sorts. Thomas does not trust Selene because of her past betrayals of their kind.

Eventually, the surviving werewolves find their hidden lair and attack. Eve is taken, and through a sort of psychic connection, Selene is able to discern that the evil scientists have reacquired her and are looking to resume their secret experiments on the girl. Dr. Lane is revealed to be a Lycan obsessed with developing a vaccine that will make his kind impervious to silver, the bane of all wolves. Selene then teams with Detective Sebastian (MICHAEL EALY), a vampire-friendly cop, to bring down the whole operation.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens may be attracted to this sequel's genre elements. Some may have seen the other films in the series on DVD or cable and are interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong violence and gore and for some language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • KATE BECKINSALE plays a female vampire who wants only to be with...


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