Selene (Beckinsale) has been witness to a turning of the tides. After the upheaval in the vampire ranks and thwarting a world ending collaboration between the two founding brothers behind the monstrous races, humans have finally discovered their existence and look to purge the world of these creatures. After being captured and held for a dozen years, Selene awakens in a different world. One where vampires and Lycans still duke it out, but in the wake of the human's fear. She is freed by the mysterious Subject 2 (Eisley) and looks to figure out why her connection with this escaped subject seems so close.
|Killing innocent people...in style.|
|If you know that only UV and silver bullets kill these creatures, why did you give this guy a flamethrower? By himself nonetheless. You're just asking for him to get slaughtered.|
|I'll huff... and I'll puff... because I'm super wolfie!|
"Awakening" is simply a mixed effort. Yes, its more than enjoyable with its massive action pieces and less gothic designs, but it lacks any kind of story or characters to really make us care about what's going on. It's disappointing that this film doesn't add to the mythos, but take what you can get and enjoy it for what it is: two crazy monsters tearing apart things.
Written By Matt Reifschneider