Director: John Moore
Writer: David Seltzer
Producer: John Moore
Starring: Liev Schreiber/Julia Stiles/Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick/Mia Farrow
BBFC Certification: 15
Duration: 110 minutes
Robert Thorn is a senior American diplomat whose wife, Katherine, endures a difficult delivery where their newborn child has died. Thorn knows the news will devastate Katherine, who had suffered two previous miscarriages. The hospital priest presents Thorn with another child born that night, whose mother died in childbirth. The priest compels Thorn to take the infant boy as his own; Katherine will never know the truth, and their son, which they name Damien, will be raised as their flesh and blood. As the child turns five, unsettling events begin to occur. Enter Mrs. Baylock, Damien’s new nanny, who seems to have a preordained devotion to the child. Then tragedy strikes closer to home. But only later does Thorn comprehend the truth: Damien is no ordinary child; he is the long-prophesized Anti-Christ. Now, Thorn must make the ultimate sacrifice to prevent the unspeakable terror that awaits the world.
“They’re afraid…I release this movie to wreck the lives of innocent people!”
On the sixth of June 2006, it was said all hell would break loose and people on earth would be punished. I’m afraid to say, my friends, that we was punished as The Omen was released on the big screen. The story was just incredibly boring and not entertaining in the slightest. The characters were written very poorly and there wasn’t really much point in having the characters in the movie as they were mostly either annoying, stupid or just pointless. The acting is very poor in the movie and could have been so much better, the casting was just terrible and so wrong for the movie. The writing was bad and the script was even worse. All in all, it has to be a serious contender for Top 5 Worst Remakes.
Totally pointless and seriously idiotic, The Omen aims for nothing but cheap scares and it even fails miserably at doing that. The characters were about as interesting as staring at a wall for eight hours. The casting was pretty bad and the acting was unconvincing and poor, it could have been much better. In the right hands, this could have been a decent remake but they’ve totally screwed this up. If it wasn’t the writing, it was the cast. I thought that it was nonsensical garbage and pointless. There’s one positive I can think of and that was that I watched it on television for free so it didn’t cost me a penny. I’m quite happy about that because I would have been upset if I bought this on DVD! If you like the new horror remakes or you like watching bad horror movies that make you laugh then this is for you, however if you liked the original or you like original, fresh horror movies, avoid at all costs.
This movie was made to punish us for an hour and a half, I’m convinced of it! It’s boring, it’s been done before and a pointless remake. Watch it on television!