Picture from Underworld: Awakening

Kate Beckinsale is back, wielding weapons and threatening the human race, as she reprises her role of Selene, the vampire warrior.

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and gore, and for some language.

Why is Underworld: Awakening rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Underworld: Awakening is rated R for for strong violence and gore, and for some language.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of explicit violence (including decapitation, mutilation and shooting).

- Frequent non-graphic violence (including shooting, fighting, stabbing, beating, mutilation and explosion).

- Frequent portrayals of creature, gun, and weapons violence, some involving children (with blood, gore, and wound details shown).

- Detailed disturbing and offensive scenes, which may have an adverse psychological impact.

- Frequent detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Limited embracing and kissing.

- Buttocks nudity in a non-sexual context.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, and mild cursing.

Underworld: Awakening
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 18A Gory Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Horror.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 18A