Podcast: Film Actually Ep 73 – Underworld: Awakening

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Underworld: AwakeningHosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott

David & Josh fly solo as Richard is away in Melbourne. This week the boys review Underworld: Awakening complete with a spoiler zone. Also Josh’s Bargain Basement Movie – “Marathon Man”, What We’ve Been Watching and a brand new Lists of Five – Five Movie Series That Have Reached Number Four and Are Worth Watching. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

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What Else We’ve Been Watching

Films covered this week are “Deadly Pursuit” (AKA “Shoot To Kill”), “Urban Legend” and Josh’s Bargain Basement Film – “Marathon Man”.

Feature Film Review

‘Underworld: Awakening’ directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. It is written by Len Wiseman & John Hlavin and J. Michael Straczynski and Allison Burnett based on a story by Len Wiseman based in turn on characters created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman & Danny McBride. It stars Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, Kris Holden-Ried & Charles Dance.

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: Best Underworld film of the series. This is exactly what the series needed, a huge injection of action and energy. Beckinsale shines as the vampire warrior Seline.

Spoiler Section: 40:08 – 47:28 – Fast forward this bit if you don’t want to hear spoilers.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/underworldawakening/

Lists of Five:

This week our Lists of Five: Five Movie Series That Have Reached Number Four and Are Worth Watching. Underworld got us thinking, how many other series have reached four films and are still worth a look. Here you go.
Just a reminder, because we never like to just make things easy on ourselves, our lists are not necessarily top five lists, they are more or a less a list of film recommendations within the theme of the list.

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We opened the show with a clip from “The Big Lebowski”

We close the show with a sample of the score from “Underworld Awakening”.

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    Good job guys! I enjoyed listening to your Podcast about UNDERWORLD AWAKENING. Thank you for recommending the other film franchises.

    I can’t wait to hear you talk about UNDERWORLD BLOOD WARS!

    PS: Actually, the 3rd film is the weakest. I really prefer the 55-second flashback in the first film to the entire 92-minute prequel. The romance between Lucian and Sonja was so underdeveloped.

    I love the 2nd film. It follows the original film closely, and expands the Underworld universe by exploring origin stories of both immortal races. Also, my vampire goddess Selene evolves in the 2nd film!