The story of Daemonium begins in an alternate universe to ours, in which Magic and Technology Coexist with Humans and Demons. In Daemonium we see Razor rise to power! (He will be the new ...
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The story of Daemonium begins in an alternate universe to ours, in which Magic and Technology Coexist with Humans and Demons. In Daemonium we see Razor rise to power! (He will be the new image of a dystopic power and seeks a full out war with Hell the demons that dwell there and anyone that stands in his way!), the doubts of Rebbecca (who will question everything she knew for a fact about her life), Lisa, a common woman with an unthinkable destiny (womanly force on their way), and the wizard and con artist Fulcanelli (facing his own destiny regardless of his intentions).
Directed by Pablo Parés, co-director of the low budget Plaga Zombie splatter series, Daemonium came as something of a surprise to me in terms of overall look and feel, the movie featuring impressive production values, with slick cinematography and lighting, inventive costume and prop designs, and some fine digital effects trickery.
All of this counts for nothing, however, when the narrative is such a total mess.
I wish I could give you some idea of the plot for Daemonium, but I have to confess that at no point did I have a clue what was happening (IMDb's plot summary, presumably written by the film's makers, does little to clear up matters). The film opens with a hot chick who turns out to be a robot (the same actress also appears as a bad-ass angel without wings). There's a bad guy called Razor who has a big scar on his face. Razor's pregnant wife becomes a PVC clad ninja with some mean rope tricks. A wizard called Fulcanelli pulls off some serious David Blaine shizz. A white-haired woman in a plastic mask wields a cool light-sabre style weapon. And an ugly demon comes through a portal and kills people. But what ties these characters together is completely unfathomable, the unnecessarily showy editing doing little to help matters.
Trust me when I say that, at an excruciating two hours long, the whole shambolic wreck proves a real test of one's resolve.
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