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
I was actually convinced that I was going to like this firm. I love Arnie's work, and Robin Tunney is an actress I have high regard for (though she's massively underrated). Plus, the premise seemed intriguing enough.
But... sadly... this movie wasn't enjoyable at all. Not to me at least. I thought it was done in poor taste, and there was something seriously wrong with it.
I was bored within the first 20 minutes, and following the film became a chore.
Arnie's character in this movie isn't very likable, and neither is Tunney's. The two leads that leave you indifferent (slightly irritated even) -- not a good sign. The Devil was not particularly remarkable, either; pretty lame, to be quite frank.
There were some seriously cheesy lines, too. Well, Arnie movies tend to have those, and I've never had a problem with that, but this was a bit much for my taste. It wasn't even cheesy; it was ridiculous. The movie is infested with clichés.
Basically, if you've seen ANY other "Good vs. Evil" movie, there's nothing new here. The movie is utterly predictable and a rehash of all the other movies with the same theme.
All in all... pretty disappointing. Don't get me wrong, though -- this movie is not SO bad that I'd refer to it as "unwatchable", but I wouldn't want to sit through it again, and wouldn't recommend it if someone asked me for a DECENT movie in this sub-genre.
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