[quote=“ratlung”]The more I think about the movie I am more and more wondering if the author did want to make a political statement. He does cover a lot of recent events and the rather depressing scene in Israel demonstrating the military lock-down did not add anything to the story line. Also, I find it a bit odd, that the US president is adopting the son of one of his embassadors. And then just the point that the anti christ is now the son of a US president has also resemblence with current events.
Besides that, the movie had its good moments, but most of the rest was not that great at all.[/quote]
how can you hope to apreciate a movie fully if you miss the bits that keep it together…?
it was clearly said that the young embassador was the president’s god-son.
the original was really scary,never again will anyone manage as good a spook as in the 70’s/early 80’s.
whenever i still watch 'the omen" or “exorcist” i feel uneasy,even more so from the former,it pushed every buttons
the new version was pretty scary,but in a totally different way,it had to include snippets of scary images to make the crowd jolt,but it was overall a pretty descent remake,the one and only thing they got wrong (and the one and only thing they couldn’t afford to get wrong) was the choice for the kid,that boy was rubbish,the original movie had a kid that didn’t need to act,he was pure evil.
(i went to the cathedral where,in the original movie,the priest gets skewered (in guildford) and yeah,it makes you sweat quite a bit