A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power.
Mark L. Lester
Rae Dawn Chong,
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
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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 »
Now you're making me angry. You don't want to see me angry.
Oh, you think you're bad, huh? You're a fucking choir boy compared to me! A CHOIR BOY!
You're in touch with your anger. I admire that. Well, I don't know about you, but I'm going to have a drink.
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Peter Hyams 'End Of Days' is an average Horror flick, that begins superbly, but ends up ordinarily. However, A highly energetic Arnold Schwarzenegger, gives his best shot.
'End Of Days' takes place in 1999. And during the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. And now, It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.
The idea is interesting, and considering it's a Horror, you expect to get chills down your spine. Andrew W. Marlowe's writing in the first hour manages to hold your attention. However, the writing falls in the second hour. It begins to lack the bite, and the culmination, though well-shot, doesn't meet the expectations. Peter Hyams directs this tale nicely. Cinematography & Editing deserve a mention.
Performance-Wise: Schwarzenegger gives his best shot, and tries his best to hold your attention, even when the writing gets weak. Gabriel Byrne as Satan, is passable. Robin Tunney does a sincere job. Kevin Pollak, CCH Pounder & Derrick O'Connor are able.
On the whole, A One-Time Watch.
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