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
The picture on the scroll that the cardinal consults in the beginning (the picture of the moon with the white blurred line above it) is titled "Finis Dierum", which is Latin for "End of Days". See more »
When Bobby surprisingly returns after having been burned to death earlier in the explosion/fire of his vehicle, no singe or scorch marks are seen on his clothing, despite having been surrounded by intense flame. Although he did make a deal with the Devil, it was Bobby with whom the Devil made the deal, not his clothes, which should have been burned off in the fire or show some evidence of the extreme fire and heat they'd been subjected to. See more »
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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