For its fourth entry, the Underworld
series reconnects with the worst aspects of itself that -- against all odds -- have somehow carried the franchise this far. After refreshingly jettisoning the vampires-with-guns angle with a third film set in medieval times, Underworld: Awakening
acts as a direct sequel to part two (Evolution
) and once again features star Kate Beckinsale jumping straight down from high places while wearing shiny Lycra and a trench coat. When she’s not running up walls and doing lots of spins in midair to avoid flamethrowers, her character searches for her lost love Michael, a vampire/lycan hybrid (lycans are hyena-like werewol...