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 U.S. President's godson Robert Thorn (Liev Schreiber) is informed in the maternity ward in Rome by Father Spiletto (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) that his wife Katherine (Julia Stiles) has just lost her baby and she had troubles with her uterus and would not have another pregnancy. Spiletto suggests to Robert that another just-born child that lost his mother could be the substituted for his son, and Robert accepts the child and gives him the name of "Damien". Robert is promoted to ambassador in London after a tragic accident. When Damien's nanny (Amy Huck) commits suicide during his birthday party, a substitute, Mrs. Baylock (Mia Farrow), comes to work and live with the family. Through the years, Katherine realizes that Damien is evil, while Robert is contacted by Father Brennan (Pete Postlethwaite), who tells him that Damien is the son of devil...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
On May 1, 2021 the former mayor of the Croatian city of Solin and todays still elected perfect of Split county and government ruling party member Blazenko Boban, admitted in front of several reporters on video and on record to organize the burning of film sets and destroying them because he and local religious leaders were offended by the satanic subject matter of the film (the Omen remake) being shot in his area. He burnt the set so then the Croatian minister of culture would change his mind and stop supporting the making of the movie in Croatia, which afterwards happened. The whole film crew left without knowing who made the fire. Until 2021 and public braging from Boban for what he did. He was not prosecuted for what he did, yet. The police made investigation and closed the case because of the prosecution time limit. See more »
When Robert goes to the opera to see Richard Strauss's "Salome," the final bars of the opera's music are heard, and the next scene is Robert in the lobby, about to be approached by Father Brennan. Soon after, the house lights began flashing to indicate that intermission is over. "Salome" is a one act opera, no intermission is given. See more »
From the eternal sea he rises, creating armies on either shore, turning man against his brother, until man exists no more.
See more »
During the first credits the "t" turns around creating an inverted crucifix See more »
This remake is like listening to a cover version of a Beatles song. You like it but really want to hear the original again. The original Omen is such a terrific film, convincing, beautifully cast and with a great, raw Brit Gothic feel to it. The remake is a slightly glossier affair which is enjoyable enough but doesn't really take the story in any new directions, although it hints that it will. Opening images of 9/11 and the Asian tsunami promise a new take on the tale, but with the exception of the very final scene, this doesn't really happen. The set pieces of the original were beautifully done - here they're well done but don't seem to last long enough; they don't feel 'special' enough. The cast is good but, again, it lacks the gravitas of the original. This ambassador is no Gregory Peck. Overall, this isn't a bad way to spend two hours in the cinema - it's a hundred times better and more cinematic than The Da Vinci Code for instance - but could have been a lot more than it is.
185 of 261 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this