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Damien: Omen II
The first time was only a warning.
Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents, 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle (Lee Grant and William Holden). Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncle's business empire - and the world. Meanwhile, anyone attempting to unravel the secrets of Damien's sinister past or fiendish future meets with a swift and cruel demise.
Damien: Omen II was what I consider to be your standard sequel downgrade. While I wouldn't really consider Gregory Peck to William Holden a downgrade, most of the remaining cast was definitely so, oh, except Lance Henriksen of course! Nicholas Pryor was a poor excuse for a David Warner-type character.
The biggest complaint I have lies within the story, there isn't much of one which leads to a rather boring movie. A rehash of people warning other people about Damien. And again, with this film, I have another annoying question as to why Damien would have a British accent, ESPECIALLY considering his AMERICAN parents died and he was sent to live in the U.S. with more Americans at the age…
"Damien: Omen II" returns its audience to the tale of the young anti-Christ and the efforts to stop him from destroying humankind in a sequel to 1976's classic "The Omen." Chilling and well-assembled, the film boasts a capable story marked by harrowing horror set-pieces and stretches of banal connective tissue. At times, the film outdoes its predecessor; at other times, it comes off as a routine follow-up. Still, the film's strengths are much more impressive than its weakness, making for an appealing and engaging horror sequel.
This second chapter in the horror saga finds Damien, the now-teenage child from the first film, enrolled in a military prep. school and learning of his supernatural heritage, while people pull the strings to…
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Damian: Omen II was another of those films I recorded off T.V. & watched over and over.
I always liked it because it continues 1 week after the events of the first film so it immediately feels like a sequel.
It's not as scary as the The Omen but does have some very memorable deaths as well.
It's a worthy follow-up.
When this film started, I was really suspicious that it would be a repetition of the original's formula, and as a matter of fact, it is. There are two things that are worth to be mentioned. At some point in the first half of the movie, a woman is attacked and blinded by a crow and then hit by a truck in what has to be the worst run over scene in cinema's history; they simply threw a human size doll on the truck and pretended no one would notice. It is so freaking bad that at some point, the wig falls from the head of the doll. That scene completely destroyed any involvement I had had until that point,…
This wasn't as good as Richard Donner's superb original, but it's a solid sequel. It lacks the unique sense of despair and menace of one's own child perhaps being the Antichrist, and the suspense is neither as taut nor as skillfully handled, but there are some great death scene set-pieces here, and it's not as bad as horror fans would let you think it is. I have a special place in my heart for the religious thriller, so perhaps I'm a tad more lenient than I should be in my grading, but I could very well say that the devil made me do it, or at the very least, his spawn. Jerry Goldsmith does another fine soundtrack, albeit not with…
De todas las veces que pasaron el maratón de The Omen en canal cinco (La Profecía), nunca vi mas que la uno.
Bueno, la secuela no está tan buena. Pierde mucho suspenso. En la primera, la tensión se crea de ver cómo el papá se va acercando poco a poco a la verdad hasta llegar al gran clímax. Aquí, cada vez que alguien descubre una pequeña pista que puede llevarlo a saber la verdad, muere al instante, entonces nunca hay tensión.
Y estuve pensando, esta es mi wishlist de una película coming of age sobre el Anticristo.
1- Más dilema moral. El lado obscuro atrae, pero un lado de él lo rechaza, porque es humano a fin de…
Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.
A solid sequel to the classic. Jonathan Scott-Taylor is creepy as Damien, and as with the original the film-makers don't try and scare you throughout and actually want to tell a story. William Holden always makes things better.
They throw William Holden, Lee Grant, Sylvia Sidney, Lew Ayres, Lance Hendrickson, Robert Foxworth etc at the big screen in this rather boring sequel - hoping something or someone will stick I suppose. But nothing really does. I would have liked to have seen Damien struggling with puberty - satanic pimples, satanic sprouting hair, satanic grunting, satanic erections, satanic staying in his room... as it was he was just a super straight military kid with a bad haircut
1 star for Lee Grant - satanic stepmother extraordinaire
Damien is basically an unstoppable force. He is protected and watched over. Any threats are taken out swiftly. Anyone who learns his secret dies in a freak "accident". After a while it becomes difficult to root for the forces of good, because you know its pointless. The lack of hope kinda kills it for me. This had so much potential..
It felt like the creators of this movie were struggling constantly to take what was great about the original and somehow make something new out of it. On the whole, they failed. The story was loose and uninteresting save for a couple of scenes, and the ending was supremely anticlimactic.
Damien: Omen II reunites us with the antichrist, now 13 years old and living with the brother of his late father and his family. He then goes off to a military academy to become a cadet, and weird things start happening again.
The plot is largely the same as the first, though it does not pack the same punch. There are sections of the film that are rather boring as well and feel somewhat irrelevant to the film. They weren't providing atmosphere either so I didn't enjoy those so much.
At its height though, this is a scary film. Thankfully Jerry Goldsmith returned for the sequel as his music makes a huge impact. Much like the first film, whenever the…
The first Omen is really about a war between rationality and swivel-eyed lunacy - its relative sophistication comes from the fact that nothing unquestionably supernatural actually occurs in it, except in the eyes of some religious fanatics who brainwash a man into trying to murder his son. Perhaps the fourth-wall breaking look that Damien gives the camera at the end of that film is the cue that the loons have won, to the extent that the filmmakers themselves have bought into the nonsense by the time of the sequel. In Omen II, Damien's been given Scanners-esque powers that allow him to squish brains and explode boilers, and the film is less interesting as a result - although it's good fun…
Corey Feldman’s rise to power is prophesied via a sassy doppelgänger, while The Omen series itself ramps up the Rube Goldberg-esque death scenes laying the groundwork for the Final Destination franchise.
The psychologist from M*A*S*H is in this! Far out.
Remember when he helped Hawkeye in the final episode realise that the guilt and responsibility he felt for inadvertently making a woman kill a chicken was in fact a repressed memory and the woman actually killed her child? She killed her child because Hawkeye told her to keep quiet because the Viet Cong was nearby. And he blamed himself. And he had a breakdown about it. That's how the series ended. Unbelievable.
Exactly as I've said many times of part 2 horror movies, this one may not be as objectively "classic" as the original, but it's always fresher due to having been less seen, discussed, and mimicked. Everything's a little bit cheaper, a little bit larger and a little bit sillier - like even Jerry Goldsmith's score at the beginning has just a little too much "electronicness" to it that I almost thought someone else had stepped in. But it's a hell of a lot of fun - and that elevator death is absolutely stunning.
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