The Omen details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow, David Thewlis, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX|
|Collections:||100 Horror Films|
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||23 Oct 2006|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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No atheists in foxholes.By JediSi (301 reviews) from Kent , 07 Nov 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]For those who never saw the original, this is a good movie. It's intense, nicely photographed with excellent surround sound, and capably acted.
For those of us who watched the original in 1976, the one that starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, we have to ask, 'What is the point of watching this?' For us - at least most of us - the original is superior, but not by a wide margin, to be fair. I have no problem with remakes if they are not cheaply presented and I was entertained by this presentation even though I knew the story.
It was interesting to see this with the updated technology both off (digital surround sound, etc.) and on the screen (laptop computers, cell phones, etc.) but the story is still similar enough that owning both of these films is questionable. Given the choice, I would stick with the 1976 film, but - I repeat: if you've never seen 'The Omen,' this movie is recommended. It's entertaining, that's for sure.
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...quite simply not that good...By SiSlayRD500 (166 reviews) from Solihull , 03 Sep 2013In short and regardless of the original film I thought this was quite simply not that good. It has a few moments that very slightly redeem it, but just not enough.
There's quite a few continuity flaws, the transitions into some of the 'next' scenes are really not very good either - as in they jump forward and sometimes having very little, or no explanation.
Now if you do compare it to the original then this is where it really falls down: in comparison and apart from the above (where the original is so much better) it has far less atmosphere, is less well acted - especially the boy Damien who is nowhere near as 'demonic' looking - and is just not as creepy / scary.
IF you've not seen either, then I'd personally recommend the original; if you have seen the original I wouldn't bother with this unless you literally want to see the differences etc... if you've seen this and not the original, then check that out - I'll be surprised (even with the original looking a bit dated) if you don't prefer it!
not that goodBy seenbetter (1 review) , 11 Aug 2012not as good as i had hoped it would be. watched it alone and didnt even jump. dissapointing for me
YER O.KBy a customer , 10 Aug 2012Fairly good film but didnt really get what the MYSTERY was with the kid,could someone EXPLAIN that to me PLEASE.
good but not as good as the orignalBy cheesekake (1501 reviews) from uk , 07 Mar 2012not a bad film, still scary and demonic, but however its not as good as the original.
the original was much more on the ball this one just seemed to miss out important bits and concentrate on ones that just well weren't that useful
Life in The Young Devil YetBy tennsy (23 reviews) from Louth , 18 Nov 2011While some critics have dismissed this as a pointless almost scene by scene remake of Richard Donners 1978 version I found it a most entertaining supernatural thriller.I think the fact that the rather self -important religious feel of the 1978 version has been toned down in favour of a more streamlined and enjoyable film and the cine-photography especially in some wintry ,chilly cemetary scenes is good.
Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles step into Gregory Peck and Lee Remicks shoes admirably and the supporting cast(especially a large menacing black dog)does not let the little devil down.
Settle in for a nice evening with the child literally from hell.