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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,…
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…
Part of the "Hoop-Tober 2.0" challenge.
This time around, animal-lover Damien Thorn trades in his doggie for a shiny, black raven. The now twice-orphaned tween lives with his aunt and uncle who decide that the best thing for a growing boy is the character-building opportunities offered in military school. Once there, it isn’t long before someone tells Damien to read Revelations. He does, and accepting his true linage, begins using a British accent to clarify just which side of the Good/Evil fence he’s sitting on.
In this sequel, the level of the acting isn’t quite as strong, and the melodrama runs a bit high. This however is made up for by some crazy accident (murder) scenarios that the Final Destination movies couldn’t hold a candle to. I mean, that thing with the train… Holy cow.
2015 movie viewings, #59. I have FINALLY watched this classic movie, because of it being scheduled to leave Netflix Streaming on December 1st, and it did not disappoint. A seamless transition from the original "Omen," this feels like a logical progression in the story and part of the same production, all the way down to the gloriously '70s cinematography. Not much point in watching it by itself, but as a double feature with the first "Omen" it's fantastic.
This is an hour and 46 mins of watching a cast of actors die in horrific ways, except for the great Sylvia Sidney who is dispatched very quickly, in a quaint manner, by a heart attack induced by a demonic raven. Yes. The 70s was a movie era wherein aged actors of past glory years received money to be in low rent genre pictures with big budgets and then screamed, were paternal/maternal, acted angry, or were just killed. This time we get William Holden and Lew Ayres, as well.
This is a direct sequel to THE OMEN and Damien is now a teenager at a military academy and soon to be heir to Thorn Industries, a company that just seems…
What a snooooze.
Damien is twelve. :o
I like it. The cast is good and it has a pretty good creepy tone.
The crow isn't as good as the doberman but the crow kill is one of the best bird attacks outside of The Birds.
They go a little overboard on the shocking death scenes but it still works. It's a little ahead of its time in that way because it feels like Final Destination at times.
Six years after the events of The Omen, Damien is now 13 years old and in military school, living with his aunt, uncle and cousin. The forces of darkness are still protecting him, killing those who begin to suspect his true identity as the antichrist.
The main trouble with this sequel is that it retreads most of the same plot devices used more effectively in the original and most of the cast are dull with boring lives, so whenever the film strays away from Damien, it lost its grip pretty quickly.
The good is that when the film focuses on Damien or killings it's actually quite chilling. Jonathan Scott-Taylor thankfully plays the part with confidence. I was afraid going in…
I just started watching the Damien TV show and it triggered enough memories for me to hunt down and rewatch the omen films. The 2 nd one is the only one on Netflix so it's the one I watched.
And it's pretty good, predicable and a bit silly (truck death and elevator death, I'm looking at you) but I wasn't bored and it's got William holden in it, and a menacing crow. Although I preferred the menacing rottweiler from the first one.
The hysterical soundtrack and overwrought deaths are the only things the studio seems to have felt the need to replicate from the original. While these are the most fun parts of this sequel, this film remains an imitation of an already dated and tired movie.
Taking place 8 years later after the original, Damien is living with his aunt, uncle and cousin while at a military academy. People start getting killed off as they start getting too close to who Damien might really be. They even bring back some guys from the first movie who were trying to help Gregory Peck in the first movie kill Damien but they end up dying in a tomb. Most of them are caused by a black bird that I guess has to power to kill just by looking at people. The bird itself isn’t outright killing people and poking their eyes out or anything but it keeps showing up when something tragic is about to happen. It’s never…
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