Review

Selene, the last of the Death Dealers, awakes from a twelve year sleep and imprisonment by humans. She finds the world has discovered the existence of Vampires and Lycans, and humans are trying to eradicate both species. In “Underworld: Awakening”, Selene is separated from Michael and sets herself on a mission to find him. She unexpectedly encounters many obstacles, meets new faces, and finds out about a biotechnological industry that watches her every move.

I felt the storyline of Underworld had changed dramatically from being about the legacy of Vampires and Lycans, to about Selene. It had a few scenes in which I thought made a small connection to the previous movies, but overall the film had a new plot and focused more about the sexy and indestructible Selene. Besides that factor, the movie was enjoyable, with its action and goriness and unexpected twist. I couldn’t believe the twist in the film as she searched for Michael. Most of the time, I found myself jumping because of all the violence and gore. And I found the fighting scenes enjoyable to watch as well. Though there were a few scenes that were repetitive, I strongly felt that “Underworld: Awakening” was mainly about Selene’s ability to continue killing. If you’re looking for an action-packed film with loads of gore and blood, this is the perfect match.



About the Author

Bao Xiong
Bao Xiong joined The kNOw in August 2011. She attends Edison High School as a senior. She has lived in Fresno all her life. Family and her education are her main priorities. She dances for two dance groups and she is the president of Hmong Student Leadership Council, a Fresno Unified School District student organization. Bao enjoys reading romance novels and eating sweets and chocolates. She is addicted to Starbucks.