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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…
Film #16 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
Task 16/30: An underrated sequel
First of all, I have to say this film has always been my favorite out of the three that constitute the Omen series or trilogy. It is actually an obviously silly and unoriginal entry for the most part. On the other hand, Damien: Omen II still works on that primal level that not only makes it important within the story originally written by David Seltzer, but also probably one of the most successful continuations in the history of commercial cinema.
Damien Thorn is now a teenager being schooled in a military academy, where he excels in all things but in self-knowledge, which in his particular case should…
He's a threat to Damien. Kill him in a spectacular way. She's a threat to Damien. Kill her in a spectacular way. He could be a threat to Damien. Kill him in a spectacular way. She could be a threat to Damien. Kill her in a spectacular way. He..., well you get my point.
It’s thrilling but not as heart pounding as the first one was. This sequel to The Omen just isn’t what the first was all about.
Seven years have passed since the first film when Robert Thorn failed to kill his son Damien. Now Damien played by Jonathan Scott Taylor is now living with his Uncle Richard played by William Holden along with his Aunt Ann played by Lee Grant and his cousin Mark played by Lucas Donat. Damien and Mark are inseparable however it is despised by Richard’s Aunt Marion played by Sylvia Sidney who wants them separated for she fears Damien is a bad influence for Mark and threatens Richard if he doesn’t however she dies of a heart…
"You know, I kinda like the second one"
And thus The Omen goes forth in a state of gradual but inexorable decline that would put it in rare company: a series that provides ever-diminishing returns without so much as a dead cat bounce.
When we first see Damien here, he's still the antichrist - there he is on the ancient mural, and he walks on screen framed by fire (subtle!) - but he's still basically a 13-year-old kid, whose good-and-evil quotient for the day is largely taken up by the question of how he treats the witchy aunt who likes his cousin but clearly has it in for him. For as long as he has to be, he's dutiful and polite. What more can be asked of the…
Damien por fin tiene algo de protagonismo y en sus escenas la película vale la pena, es interesante descubrir algunos secretos del chico y ver como los va descubriendo él, la escena entre los hermanos en la nieve y el matándolo me ha llamado bastante la atención, las muertes estan demasiado auto censuradas y el estilo de esta película, en el que se pierde sutilidad del suspense de la primera necesitaba mas gore.
This film doesn't necessarily have a plot just sequences of random deaths that are only connected by the realization of characters that Damian is the devil
Why was I convinced Margot Kidder played the journalist in this?!
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