Saturday, March 24, 2007


THE OMEN666 - Liev Schreiber,Julia Stiles,Seamus Davey Fitzpatrick,Pete Postlethwaite

OMEN666 is clearly the remake of the old OMEN. The show starts in Rome withthe sighting of a certain star in a certain position in the sky. This and recent real world events like WTC Collapse and Tsunami make the Roman priests panic and worry about the state of the world as according to them,these are the pre-apocalypse signs. Soon, Damien-Son of the devil is adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Thorn (played by Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles) who have lost their own son at birth. As Damien turns 5, (can’t remember whether it was 5 or 6) he starts revealing his demonic side. Just like old OMEN, this one too has the mysterious scene of the Nanny jumping from the roof and the priest getting killed in a bizarre accident and then the spine-chilling decapitation of the photographer. Kudos to John Moore here for the direction of these scenes, which are to the point and make viewers shiver.Then, there are a few moments which may or may not scare some. The new Nanny is played by the Mia Farrow.Must say, she's done her part well by cleverly hiding her evil intent underneath her sweet smile. Damien(played by Seamus Davey Fitzpatrick) is disappointing. This kid doesn't have that son of a Satan look in his eyes when he is conspiring evil things. The movie is slow in between but all in all it is a good remake. My recommedation-Watch it in theatres.

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