Are you a Twilight fan? If so, go hit a petting zoo with your sensitive sparkly boy-toy, because this movie is not for you. Meanwhile, all you fans of vampires and werewolves the way they were meant to be (ie. 30 Days of Night, The Howling, etc.) check out the new Underworld movie.

In Underworld: Awakening, there is a new enemy that Selene (the sexy Miss Kate Beckinsale) must fight, and a new character that she must protect. Humans have discovered the existence of vampires and lycans and have initatiated a mass genocide of both their species, capturing Selene and preserving her body for research (wouldn’t you?). But science, paired with greed and the lust for power, will prove to be the most intimidating enemy yet…

Awakening is altogether a new beginning for the Underworld series, and in that respect, it is excellent. Viewed as a continuation from the previous movies, however, it is entertaining but its storyline is sub-par to say the least.

Although the plot is questionable, Kate Beckinsale is still as hot as ever sporting her leather death dealer outfit, and the fight scenes are intense and satisfyingly gorey. I thought that the 3D effects would be very distracting and unrealistic, but they worked quite well. I didn’t even notice that the movie was 3D afterwhile, it just felt more real/awesome.

Underworld: Awakening is very entertaining, and although the very bad ass Scott Speedman isn’t in this one (ignore that crappy ‘look-alike’ seen for a total of 20 seconds), he will supposedly be in the next. That’s right, there will be a fifth installation of Underworld.

If you are a diehard Underworld fan like myself, you may be a little disappointed. But, if you are able to see this movie for its own merits, you’ll find it worth the money.

Overall, I’d say it gets an 8 out of 10. (If Scott Speedman had been in it, 8.5 out of 10).