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“Underworld: Awakening” has a new trailer

HollywoodNews.com: After a detour into ‘new director’ and ‘new star’ prequel land, it appears that the Underworld series is returning to its.. uh… roots? Anyway, Kate Beckensale and director Len Wiseman are back, for those of you who care about such things. I will say that I saw this trailer before Fright Night and the 3D work was pretty solid, and the images were suitably brightened up so you could actually see what was going on (unlike Fright Night, which was like watching a VHS copy-of-a-copy taped off of an antenna-feed UHF airing). The film also looks like it has been shot with the brightest blue filter ever created for cinema. I had not seen any of the Underworld films until just a couple months ago.

How bad is the first Underworld? Well, not only is it an insanely long 134 minutes, it was so dull and uninspired that I have thus far resisted my OCD-completest urge to rent the rest of the franchise. It’s hard, strolling through Blockbuster with my mail-order DVD/Blu Ray rental… with the other two films in the franchise just sitting there on the shelf. I have thus far resisted, and hopefully I can stay strong. If you’ve seen any of the sequels, are they worse than the original? Anyway, this one comes out January 20th, 2012. As always, we’ll see. Well, you’re see. I certainly will not see.

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