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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…
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…
This was a rewatch. I thought I wouldn't remember anything because of how long it's been, but as death scenes came up, I remembered them. Not as good as The Omen, but still good. Lots of creepy scenes. The kid who plays Damien is very good, and there's lots of veteran actors in this, which you wouldn't expect for a horror movie sequel.
There's a certain death scene in Damien: Omen II that I saw years ago on a TV clip show of some sort; as I added Omens II, III, and IV to my Hooptober list, I figured this scene, completely ridiculous and so-bad-it's hilarious, would probably occur during III or IV.
I was wrong! In fact, the tone of this scene (the one with the semi-truck, FYI) is a pretty accurate reflection of the film as a whole: trying its hardest to be menacing and dark, but ending up overblown and goofy - multiple elements (script, music, acting) are to thank for this.
But at least it was all enjoyable to watch for these same reasons. I'm here for shouty, misguided Satanic fright films that try way too hard. If this is how the first sequel progressed with the original story, I'm looking forward to continuing with the next two.
Maybe it's because I'm not a huge fan of the original, but I thought this was pretty decent. The characters were fine and the deaths were creative (guys getting chopped in half by an elevator wire was a highlight). Yes, the acting is a bit hammy at times, the story is a rehash of the first and it doesn't work all that well as a horror movie, but I thought the tension between the characters was pretty well done and the direction was impressive at times. Overall, a pretty enjoyable sequel.
Sequel with Damien now in his teens. Plot: 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.
pretty sweet death scenes - better than i remembered.
Nowhere near as effective as the first. At some point you get tired of watching freak accidents play out over and over and over. It gets points though for attempting to tackle various aspects of Damien dealing with his antichristness. That's something neat I guess.
Still just whatever.
Franchise film 4 of 7.
Great music, good atmosphere, plays out more a mystery than a horror film which I like. Overall a good cast with some cheesy moments and a underwhelming 3rd act
It's not as good as the first one, yes, but I find this to be a solid follow up to the classic that is THE OMEN. Perhaps there is some bias because it was filmed primarily here in my hometown of Chicago, but I find that there's a charm to this film.
The death scenes are gruesome, particularly the elevator one and the one with the crow pecking the reporter's eyes out, and they're very well done. The performances from the cast are solid, and the score is amazing. Jerry Goldsmith's music for the entire Omen trilogy is absolutely stellar.
It can't surpass the first one, but it does a fine job of standing out on its own.
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