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To See Underworld: Awakening Or Not?

The first Underworld movie came out way back in 2003 and I couldn’t wait to get to the theater and see it’s blood-soaked goodness. Just watching the previews, with the guns and the snazzy leather outfits and the angry vampire chick kicking butt, I knew it was a movie I had to see and it lived up to all of my expectations. They came out with a sequel, and although I wasn’t as excited I did go see that one, too. It was good, but not as good as the first. And then they came out with another one, and there they lost me.

I think it was something in the previews that just didn’t look right. I’m all for the war between vampires and werewolves and I’m all for sexy heroines wreaking havoc, but this looked a little goofy. It came to theaters and it passed me by and I heard no one telling me I’d missed out so that was the end. But now, now they’ve done yet another Underworld movie and this time the previews look pretty cool. Now what do I do?

After watching the trailer, there’s a part of me that wants to go see this one as much as the original. Tells you how important a trailer is that my decision is based on that alone. I have not had one friend nor heard a single random person say that they want to go see this, so I’m alone in my excitement. I didn’t even know it was coming out this month, on January 20th, until earlier today so it has definitely been flying low under the radar. Still, the preview looks so good.

First, Selene is back and she has a wicked looking leather trench coat and corset and she’s waving guns around and flipping off of walls like something out of a Cirque du Soleil performance. It’s an awesome thing to behold. Second, she starts off the whole movie angry with humans for locking her up for over a decade and right away she starts showing them who’s really in charge. And, of course, there are vampires and I love vampires (except the sparkly ones).

So, I find myself in a bit of a quandary about going to see this movie. I want to go, because it looks cool, despite being in 3D, but I don’t want to go because it means I’ll have to go find the third one first and I don’t think it’s going to be very good. No, I cannot just skip it altogether because that would be wrong. Unwritten laws of fandom state that all installments of a movie must be viewed in their correct order or you risk upsetting the space-time continuum.

I just watched the trailer again and, damn, I am going to have to see this movie. There’s just too much butt-kicking, acrobatic awesome. Now I just have to find that wretched looking third installment. Check out the trailer and let me know if it’s enough to bring you back to the theaters for a fourth round.


3 Responses to “To See Underworld: Awakening Or Not?”

  1. Kevin Manion says:

    I watched the third one on Netflix streaming. It wasn't horrible but definitely isn't as good as the first one. I want to see this one but will probably wait for the DVD/blu-ray version.

  2. RTGamer says:

    I cannot wait for this. Big fan of Kate in these films compared to her usual roles.

    I agree that the series lost it's way a little with the 3rd film however Michael Sheen's role in the movie was fantastic. Plus it filled in the back story of the war nicely. It also cemented the immortality of the Vampires as some of them were around at the start of the war which made my geek senses tingle.

    I am not expecting a Oscar winning film but this should be a good couple of hours. Just hope the 3D doesn't ruin it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    "No, I cannot just skip it altogether because that would be wrong. Unwritten laws of fandom state that all installments of a movie must be viewed in their correct order or you risk upsetting the space-time continuum"


    Thank you for pointing that out… For years my family has been trying to get me to watch LOTR and I've refused on the basis that I'm not interested in it at all.
    They insist that I can skip the first movie and just watch 2 & 3 but I adamantly believe one can't skip an entire movie

    Thus the battle continues…

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