Kate Beckinsale returns as vampire heroine Selene in what is the fourth instalment of the Underworld franchise. Humans have discovered the existence of both the Vampire and Lycan clans leading to a war to cleanse both species completely.

Selene awakes in a lab after 12 years in deep freeze to find her hybrid lover Michael is nowhere to be seen and presumed dead, she does however discover she has a young daughter with the same hybrid powers as her father. With both clans in hiding, this new discovery could change the face of the war between the Vampires, Lycans and Humans.

Directors Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein keep the dark tone of the previous films intact and take the action up a notch, some decent performances from the supporting cast including Michael Ealy as a human Detective Sebastien and Theo James as vampire ally David help the plot move forward. The CGI is nicely done especially with the human/Lycan transformations.

The use of 3D is questionable and does not add much to this picture, however Kate Beckinsale gives another kick-ass performance as Selene and does well to hold this film together in what is a full on, guns blazing action ride. If it’s a high body count and entertainment you are looking for, then this is definitely the film for you and fans of the series will not be disappointed.

6/10

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