During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »
Kevin J. O'Connor,
On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. [If he bears her child between 11:00 PM and midnight on New Year's Eve], the world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist ex-cop named Jericho Cane, who no longer believes in God because of the murder of his wife and daughter. Written by
The film was originally going to be directed by Marcus Nispel. However, Nispel left the project when budget and script problems arose. See more »
One of the symbols leading Satan (Gabriel Byrne) to his subjects is a pentagram with three of its arms facing upwards. A pentagram with three of its arms facing upwards is *not* a symbol of Satanism. It is a symbol of the Wiccan faith, and Wiccans do not believe in the Devil. A pentagram with two of its arms facing upwards and the other three facing downwards is a symbol of Satanism. See more »
Good Action movie that doesn't deserve to be trashed
Arnold does some good work in this movie. I liked his role as a suicidal/alcoholic/wiseass. I think some people were shocked to hear Arnold speak more than one line at a time in an action movie. ..But for the one-liner lovers you get some good ones like -- Arnie(to the devil)"You're a *bleep*ing CHOIRBOY compare TO ME!!" ...and... Arnie(to his best friend) "Stop being such a P*SSY!"
Also, a good performance was put in by the guy who played Satan. The way he blew up the van....very creative.
The only thing i didn't really like about this movie was the ending. I would have liked to see Arnold win in a different way.
Overall and 8/10. Didn't deserve the bad press it got. There are other action movies like this one that are so much better received for some reason. Religion's a very sensitive subject, so maybe that's where the negative stuff came from.
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