Underworld: Awakening, the fourth installment to the vampire action film franchise opens this week. We have three reasons why you should go see it. 1) Kate Beckinsale is back as badass Selene; 2) Bloodier and more brutal action scenes; and 3.) Beckinsale’s skin-hugging leather outfits…in 3D!
If those reasons are not enough to get you off the fucking couch, maybe its plot will do the trick. Fans of the franchise know that Selene was captured by the human government and was held captive after what transpired in Underworld: Evolution.
The humans have discovered the once secretive existence of Lycans (werewolves) and the bloodsuckers. And as the threat of eradication of both the Vampire and Lycan race heightens, a war is brewing against both immortal clans. After Selene escapes her prison, she must enlist the help of a hybrid species to gain vengeance and save her kin.
No. This is not Twilight. There aren't glowing "vegetarian" vampires here. And the werewolves are beastly as opposed to hunky. The success of the series may very well reside in Kate Beckinsale. Selene, just like other silver screen mavens, is a gun-wielding, ass-kicking force to be reckoned with. Her deadly moves and deadlier good looks are a lethal combination. Action films have long been open to the concept of females who are packing some heat, and here we’ve listed for you some of cinema’s best gun toting ladies whose license to kill is as legit as their oozing sex appeal.