Underworld: Awakening 2.0 stars

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Kate Beckinsale slithers into Selene’s vinyl catsuit once again for another round of Vampires vs. Werewolves...er, Lycans. Happily, much of the grandiose mythology has given way to scientific scheming and old-fashioned monster-movie fun. Specifically, the old-fashioned monster movies of Hammer Films, complete with glowering Brits (Charles Dance, channeling both Peter Cushing and Basil Rathbone), sardonic Irish (Stephen Rea!), and ungainly yet menacing werewolves. It’s almost enough to make you forgive the heavy blue filter, turgid opening, and muddy storytelling. 2012.

Matthew Lickona

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