When the Vatican observatory priest sees the appearance of a comet, the Church is sure that it confirms the eve of the Armageddon. Meanwhile, the USA President's godson Robert Thorn is informed in the maternity in Rome by Father Spiletto that his wife Katherine has just lost her baby and she had troubles with her uterus and would not have another pregnancy. Spiletto suggests Robert that another just born child that lost his mother could be the substituted for his son, and Robert accepts the child and gives the name of Damien. Robert is promoted to ambassador in London after a tragic accident. When Damien's nanny commits suicide in his birthday party, a substitute, Mrs. Baylock, comes to work and live with the family. Along the years, Katherine realizes that Damien is evil, while Robert is contacted by Father Brennan, who tells him that Damien is the son of devil. When the priest dies in a bizarre accident, the photographer Keith Jennings shows evidences to Robert that the boy is the ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The film was released to coincide with the date 06/06/06 in order to spark interest and gain publicity. See more »
The first shot of the Nanny on the roof shows her feet projecting slightly over the ledge. In a subsequent rear shot of her, her feet are clearly well back safely from the front of the ledge. This is understandable since the actual actress was doing the scene on the actual roof. See more »
I saw a sneak preview of The Omen tonight. At first, I couldn't tell if it was going to be a spoof of the original or if it was going to be a serious remake. Audience members were laughing at parts which were supposed to be serious.
and then ...
the entire audience jumped.
and a little while later jumped again.
by the end of the movie, the audience was cheering and totally wrapped up in the movie.
The director did a great job of pulling us in.
Does everyone already know the basic plot? If not, I think it's best if I don't say anything about the plot, so I don't give away anything.
Mia Farrow was great in her role as Damien's nanny. Julia Stiles was the one who was unintentionally funny at the beginning of the movie, or maybe it was intentional, because she ended up pulling off the role quite well.
but the movie belonged to Liev Schreiber. He wisely did not try to do the same as Gregory Peck, and was excellent in the role.
It's worth seeing. Be forewarned - the movie is much more graphic than the original, so don't take the kids.
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