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The Final Conflict (1981)

R | | Horror | 20 March 1981 (USA)
The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

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Brother Antonio
Arwen Holm ...
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Now come into his full knowledge and power, the Anti-Christ in the body of Damien Thorne is about to strike his final blow. The Christ-child has been born again, on the Angel Isle, Great Britain (Scotland, England & Wales). The plan is simple, kill the Christ child to prevent him from growing up to bring the return of Christ and death of the Anti-Christ. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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The backwards 100 foot fall from the bridge was performed by stuntman Vic Armstrong who said of it for the 2005 book of 'Guinness World Records' that it was the most frightening stunt of his career. The majority of Armstrong's jump in the past had been less than 70 foot drops. See more »

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The American flag should always be displayed to the far right of any other flags as seen looking forward from the flags. In the Oval Office, the American flag is on the left. See more »

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Damien Thorn: You, my disciples will truly inherit this Earth!
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Not a bad movie, but an unsatisfactory end to the trilogy
22 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the success of the first two 'Omen' films, it was inevitable that there would be more. According to the documentary 'The Omen Legacy' the original plan was for 7 total films, but producer Harvey Bernard and Twentieth Century Fox settled on 3. Now this was probably a smart thing to do, because you could only take this story so far until people would be tired of it. 'The Final Conflict' would be the long-waited finale to the series and was much anticipated. To the dismay of many who saw it, it was not the grand finale it should have been. It's sort of a cross between the first two films. On one hand it has more story and less blood and gore, but on the other it seems a bit more concerned with spectacle than telling a good story and ending the series in a satisfactory way. That doesn't mean this film isn't any good, but if you like the first two then you will likely be underwhelmed by the end result.

Pros: Fine work done by the cast. Jerry Goldsmith composes a different, but still excellent score. Some elaborate and creative death sequences. Moves at a decent pace. Well photographed and nice scenery. A stronger, more layered script than last time. Has quite a mean streak.

Cons: Lacking in scares and tension. Some things are too underdeveloped. The ending is a letdown for this film and the series as a whole.

Final thoughts: After a series starts so well you hope the level of quality stays high in the subsequent installments. In the case of the 'Omen' franchise it did take a dive after the first film, but both theatrical sequels are still above average and worth the viewers time. They could have been better, especially this one, but unlike some sequels they aren't an embarrassment.

My rating: 3.5/5


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