So yeaaa… it’s been a while since I did one of these. Sufficed to say, the previous year was pretty hellish and posting these updates were the last thing on my mind. But that’s all in the past and onward we march into the future.
Underworld Awakening IMAX 3D
I preceded watching this movie by revisiting the first two Underworld movies, just to refresh my memory. I had forgotten about the sun thing at the end of Evolution and minor plot points throughout the two movies. The following day, it was off to check out Kate in Awakening in fake IMAX 3D. (Fake because it wasn’t shot or covertted into the 70mm IMAX projection screen. That been said, the movie is LOUD, almost non-stop action cinegasm! And much more explicitly violent than the previous Underworlds. I really liked this although I still contend the blue filter does get a bit bland after a while. If you’re not a fan of the Underworld franchise or just happened to check this one out from pure curiosity, then you’ll probably get bored with it after a while.
To say it’s been a long time since I watched this movie is an understatement. We’re talking a good twenty years since I last saw this movie. Originally, I had this in my queue because I wanted to compare this classic with last year’s remake, but Netflix apparently only has one copy in their inventory because this disc stayed as “Long Wait” for a good four months before it updated to “Short Wait.” Stupid Netflix. That been said, I forgot what an awesome soundtrack this movie had and the whole final dance sequence is so much fun to watch.
When the first red band trailer arrived online a while back, this movie looked like it had the potential to be a gut-busting comedy filled with tons of juvenile humor. Sadly, it didn’t live up to that potential, not even with Natalie Portman stripping down to a thong. The sooner I forget about this movie, the better. Therefore, on to the next film…
Underestimated this movie and ended up really liking it. The chemistry between Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day was really good. Jamie Foxx was a bit annoying but thankfully he only appears briefly in a couple scenes. With news of a sequel floating around out there, I’m eager to see what they end up doing with it. Hopefully Jamie Foxx doesn’t need to kill an ex-boss. *eyeroll*