Maybe it’s just me — I woke up on the wrong side of the Internet this morning or something — but this new trailer for Underworld: Awakening isn’t doing it for me. There’s a slick bit in the beginning when Kate Beckinsale takes out a gang of security guards as she makes a speedy advance through a long corridor, but the rest of it feels kind of soulless and lazy.
You’ve got your obligatory teases of action, some story setup, a quick flash or two of the movie’s monstrous werewolves and a few more of our stars, all of it drenched, as The Playlist notes, in a blue filter. The only thing this trailer is selling, to me, is an unoriginal bit of brain filler. Here’s hoping it’s just a lousy trailer and that the actual movie, the fourth in the series, deliver on the awesome promise of vampire vs. werewolf warfare.
Underworld: Awakening opens Jan. 20, 2012.