Entries from January 2012 ↓

Think Like a Man (2012) Trailer

Think Like a Man is a comedy film directed by Tim Story and starring Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart. Four friends conspire to turn the tables on their women when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey’s relationship advice against them. The film opens on April 20, 2012.

Goon (2011) Red Band Trailer

Goon is a comedy film that revolves around professional ice-hockey. Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. Directed by Michael Dowse and starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Marc-André Grondin, Goon opens on March 30, 2012 on a limited release.

Project X (2012) Trailer

Project X is a comedy film about 3 high school seniors who decide to throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh and starring Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown, Project X opens on March 2, 2012.

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) Teaser Trailer

Resident Evil: Retribution is the fifth instalment in the Resident Evil film series. In Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Michelle Rodriguez, Resident Evil: Retribution opens on September 14, 2012.

Underworld: Awakening (2012) – Movie Review

Underworld: Awakening also known as Underworld 4 is the fourth installment in the Underworld film series. Kate Beckinsale, the starlet in the first two movies is back as Selene in her black lycra suit.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Kate Beckinsale in "Underworld: Awakening"
Kate Beckinsale in "Underworld: Awakening"

The world has discovered about the two immortal species of Vampires and Lycans and an all-out war to study and eradicate them has begun. Like other vampires, Selene and Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) has been resisting the humans but in the end, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) has been captured by the humans and imprisoned in a cryogenic suspension for 12 years until she is freed by another suspect named Eve (India Eisley). It is learnt that Eve is a hybrid and the daughter of Selene and Michael.

Selene then becomes acquainted with David (Theo James), a vampire when she is searching for her daughter Eve. David leads Selene and Eve into the secret hideout of the vampire coven not knowing Selene is closely tracked by Dr. Jacob Lane (Stephen Rea) and the humans who captured her. Thomas (Charles Dance), David’s dad who leads the vampire coven is strongly against fighting back against the humans as he is deceived to believe the Lycans which has retaliated against the humans have almost extinct.

When the Lycans launches an attack on the vampire coven in order to capture Eve, Selene finally learns the Lycans have been hiding and are protected by the scientists in the laboratory. In fact, Dr. Jacob and many of the laboratory staff are Lycans studying the blood of Selene, Eve and Michael as they have the unique abilities other vampires do not have.

Underworld: Awakening brings a lot of similarity towards Resident Evil film franchise when the world is closer to apocalypse. Of course, Kate Beckinsale as Selene the vampire warrioress excels in every area. Despite all the non-stop actions, the length of film is getting shorter and shorter and storytelling has become almost nothing at all.

Overall, Underworld: Awakening is no doubt full of action but with more guns and grenades rather than claws and fangs. Albeit the action-packed scenes, the film seems to be saving the storyline for a possibility of yet another sequel.

  • 6 out of 10
  • An action-packed fantasy film for the fans of vampires, werewolves and of course, Kate Beckinsale.
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