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Old 01-03-2012, 01:10 PM
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Less than three weeks before the movie opens. This trailer seems to give a glimpse of the storyline:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGGfqQJZdo8

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Woooo Opening Night! Woooo! I really hope I didn't have to see Underworld 2, Underworld 3 to get it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:07 PM
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Woooo Opening Night! Woooo! I really hope I didn't have to see Underworld 2, Underworld 3 to get it.
Also, I hope he was the final draft.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:38 PM
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Looks like his was in the middle. The credit is:

"Screenplay by Len Wiseman & John Hlavin
and J. Michael Straczynski
and Allison Burnett"
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:28 PM
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Looks like his was in the middle. The credit is:

"Screenplay by Len Wiseman & John Hlavin
and J. Michael Straczynski
and Allison Burnett"
Thanks. Hmm...I wonder how much his script was mucked with.

He said on facebook today:

"It's pretty self contained, in a way that makes it new-viewer friendly, while at the same time advancing and building on what folks who have seen the previous movies know."

So, a little non-commital on having to have seen the prior films. I totally beat Jan to posting something he said though.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:29 PM
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I totally beat Jan to posting something he said though.
Yeah, well, how 'bout this clip I just found? (it's very short and really doesn't spoil anything we haven't seen in previews)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ZUjiynKr8

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Old 01-20-2012, 06:26 PM
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Okay, it's Opening Day for Underworld: Awakening so I've changed the thread title to ***Spoilers*** - not possible, SPOILERS - so if you don't want to be SPOILED,

DON'T

READ

ANY

FURTHER!

Actually...I didn't really see much that I wasn't expecting. Lots of running, jumping, car action, shooting, bloodshed. Not a whole lot in the way of character moments but what there were were pretty good. Enough that I'd have liked a little more.

It was *short*, which I also knew from what I'd read online. Really, if it weren't for JMS' name on it, I'd never have spent 3-D prices on it (even if it were my sort of movie).

The introductory sequence did tell me what I needed to know so that I didn't have to wonder about it during the movie. There were some phrases that had me nodding and thinking I recognized JMS' phrasing and, though I know there were other writers, I couldn't help noticing the names David, Jacob and Sebastian.

One question, though: Why did they hang their frozen subjects upside-down? Didn't make sense to me.

Anybody else seeing it on opening day?

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I wanted to get out this afternoon, but the snow here in PA is impeding that plan slightly... Maybe tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:37 AM
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Yes, it was very short, and very much running jumping and shooting almost the entire time with a few moments of dialogue. It felt a little easier to follow than the last Underworld I attempted to watch, which was Underworld 2 (gave up in the middle). I felt like a lot of the "tender scenes" were things thrown in by JMS to break up someone else's vision of a pure action with no dialogue movie. It definitely didn't feel like his story, which is why he's not on the story credit.

I thought it was okay, probably wouldn't see the movie a second time. It was definitely cheesecake and they were going for cheesecake.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:20 PM
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I felt the most JMS influence was probably in the scenes in the cave with the interaction between Selene and the other vampires. As for the story credit, that would have been something created at the very beginning of the process so, yeah, I'm sure JMS was presented with a script to improve after Wiseman wrote the story and he and Hlavin wrote the early drafts of the script.

JMS posted on Wed. that that there had been a scene about how Selene knew how to find a researcher to interrogate him and that in the finished version she just showed up there. For all his skill, there's no way JMS can turn an already established franchise into something that the ones who really control it don't want it to be.

in fact, JMS just posted:

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There was a lot -- a LOT -- of connective material omitted from the final film.
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I just saw this a few days ago. Dear God, what an incoherent piece of garbage. The narrative has been cut apart so drastically that it barely qualifies as an actual movie.
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