The Omen (2006)
The prophecy is clear, the signs unmistakable: Armageddon is upon us. On 6 / 6 / 06, the omen is revealed…and our darkest fears are realized. “The Omen,” a contemporary thriller based on the 1976 classic film, centers around a young boy named Damien, the son of an American diplomat and his wife. Damien’s family is unaware he is destined to become the Anti-Christ – until shattering events reveal the terrifying truth.
“The Omen” is a slow paced, less-than-thrilling take on the struggle between good and evil. Rife with frightening imagery and enough gore and violence not to merit the Dove seal of approval, this one should be avoided. To its credit, the film does portray a loving relationship between parents and child; the problem is that it’s hard to love your kid when he’s the spawn of Satan. Even still, the boy’s father refuses to give up on his son until the very end. The biggest problem with the movie is that it fails to explain any of the religious background which could have made the plot seem more believable. Certainly a very basic understanding of Judeo-Christian beliefs would be enough to understand the movie, but the events seemed hollow for a lack of more detailed historical information. For all the times the movie makes you jump, in the end it is basically a regurgitated plot filmed in a predictable way.