Omen 6/6/6

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

Cast: Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Mia Farrow, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Gambon, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. Suspense/horror. Screenplay by Dan McDermott, based on the 1976 screenplay by David Seltzer. Directed by John Moore. Opens 6/6/06.

FILM SNYOPSIS: The Omen, a remake of the 1976 classic thriller, 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 Antichrist until shattering events reveal the terrifying truth.

When the Mrs. has a miscarriage, Mr. Thorne is offered another baby to raise as their own. No questions asked; the new little family bonds, moves to England, purchases what looks like Castle Dracula, and hires the nanny from Hell (literally). Bad things start happening as Satan begins moving his offspring into a position of power. PREVIEW REVIEW: The difference between this and the Gregory Peck version? The visceral special effects. While the melodramatic Valley of the Demons storyline and stoic performances remain the same, the technical improvements allow us to see a more realistic hanging and decapitation. And other gruesomes.

Will some attendees of this contemporary gothic horror begin to question spiritual matters and want to find out what the Bible says about the end times? Perhaps. It would be naive to presume that was the studios intent. Slick, commercial, a real seat grabber, but dont expect any real spiritual enlightenment from its Hollywoodized theology.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
20th Century Fox

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Crude Language: None.

Obscene Language: 1 F-word 1 hell

Profanity: 1 GD this from the male lead.

Violence: Sudden, jolting sequences, intense violence: a woman hangs herself, the body dropping several stories in front of a startled crowd; dogs attack two men; a boy pushes his mother over a balcony, we see her fall several levels; a woman is murdered in her hospital bed, she lies there helpless as the murderer seals the fate of the victim; a priest is speared to death by a falling pole; a man is decapitated; a boy is threatened with death; a man is shot to death; etc. Along with the gory killings, there are several frightening images of demonic beings haunting the mother. Blood: Lots of blood when a man is decapitated.

Sex: None.

Nudity: None.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None.

Drugs: None.

Other: None.

Running Time: 105 minutes
Intended Audience: Mature Older Teens and Adults

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