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The Prophecy 1995

The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him...

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Imdb rating: 6.6



Has there ever been a greater trio of actors playing angels in one movie? Christopher Walken as Gabriel, Viggo Mortenson as Lucifer and Eric Stoltz as Simon. Absopositively splendiferous!
Favorite quote from this movie: "Study your math, kids...key to the universe."
@Soledad You forgot Viggo's nice little performance at the end :)
I LOVE these movies.
There is also 'The Prophecy' II & III w/Walken...
Bad points - poopy acting by Madsen and Stoltz, poor script most of the time.
Good point - worth putting up with all of the above for Walken.
So... kinda enjoyable, in a cheesy sort of way. 5/10
This movie was really weird and very anti Christian. I had its good parts but I did not think it was that great. But Viggo as Lucifer yum I love this quote "Lucifer: Little Tommy Daggett... would say such *beautiful* beautiful prayers, and then you would hop into bed, afraid that *I* was under there... and
I was! " now that made me laugh!

Christopher... I love you... you may not be the best actor at allll times, but your voice (True Crime Streets of LA on x-box has his voice as well btw) and your presence have captured me since you first came on my screen in your black coat and fingertips of fire in the Prophecy. *sigh* I'd be submissive for you, Gabriel, anytime! ;-)

The Prophecy... love it! the Book of Revelations continues with the final battle between heaven and hell. Who are the good angels and who are the bad? Some have fallen since we last read in the Bible and Christian/Muslim myths... and the take on angels is more historically based and "true" in that way than most hollywood movies and society ussually are willing to go...

it gets a high rating for those reasons... but keep in mind that this is my favorite genre of movies so if you didn't like The Omen... don't watch this either.. unless you, too, drool over Walken in black. :)

Oh, and prophecy 2 is ok... 3 SUCKS. Omen 2 is psychologically better than one (watching Damien grapple with the truth) but 3 really sucks as well.
My laptop crashed today. Grrr.
I know that these are not the complete series of these films, but the movie stores a little behind in getting movies. Can you believe that no video store has Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest? I'm not paying 14 bucks for it.
Children of the Corn
Based on Steven King book, ties in a moral lesson, boring as hell. Summed it up in a sentence so digestion will be smoother. That one kid was just the most hideous looking kid. I was laughing because of the South Park spoof of this film. Stick to other horror by King if you can resist it.
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
Yeah if you don't count the other 5 sequels. Like most sequels it tries to show the processes and utterly fails on all levels. Had some good laughs but I just hate it when cats are killed in films.
The Prophecy
It's a decent film, until the end when it feels rushed and a bit hokey. Walken is a good psycho character. However, it could have been much better.
The Prophecy 2: Ashtown
Apparently there is more than one prophecy for the end of mankind. This changed story is just too weak and should have never been made.
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent
More angel crap, why stay on this Mr. Walken? Go outside or something.
Angels and the Devil have been reinvented in The Prophecy. Walken plays angel Gabriel, formerly God's primary dispenser of his wrath, but now an ignored and disgruntled former employee. He's not happy about the 'monkeys' (humans) taking center stage in God's eye, so he means to put things back the way they used to be.

The filmmakers decided that angels, having some aspects of birds, such as wings, should perch whenever possible. So a dead giveaway that whoever's onscreen is an angel is if they're perching. They stand too but thats after they must've gotten tired of perching.

Walken is good as always, and as this movie is about 10 years old, he wasn't paunchy yet. A surprise is Viggo Mortensen, doing respectable work as a profoundly evil Lucifer, who for his own devilish reasons helps the humans combat Gabriel. Madsen is the best 'monkey'/human. She has a good screen presence.

The DVD has almost no extras. It looks good and has a decent if pedestrian sound track. The DVD gets a 7/10.
Rapid fire reviews -- movies I watched this week.

Shark Tale
Crass, manipulative and ingratiating. A smorgasbord of racial and cultural stereotypes superimposed on fish, as if that makes it acceptable. Will Smith is embarrassing. Renee Zellweger is adorable, although her character is a total Plain Jane. Robert DeNiro is good, but not particularly funny. He never fits comfortably into comedic roles; he's too intense. Jack Black is unrecognizable but fine. There are a couple of geniunely funny bits, mixed in with a lot of pointless pop culture references, some potty humor, and a crapload of Will Smith doing whatever it is he does. He ought to be ashamed of himself for his role in this film, for perpetuating stereotypes, especially in a movie designed for children. In Shark Tale he plays a hip-hop dancing, bad-grammar-using, clueless, classless black man (black fish, whatever). His character's main personality traits are 1. Being stupid, 2. Using lots of slang. I'm reminded of Jamie Foxx's speech at the Oscars, where he said his grandmother used to whup him for "acting a fool." I wonder what Jamie Foxx's grandma would do to Will Smith.

An excellent suspense movie/character study. Tom Cruise delivers a flawless performance, with Jamie Foxx coming in a close second. All of the character portrayals are excellent and thought-provoking. The action scenes are great... unexpected, original, merciless. Bold decision to use popular music instead of a traditional score for key scenes--and it works. The cinematography is well-planned, meticulous, deliberate, but designed to create the opposite impression--for the audience, an effortless feeling of being inside the action. The lost main character: the setting itself, the city of Los Angeles... portrayed here as almost a malevolent force. Shots throughout the movie reinforce the theme of the city as desolate, claustrophobic, labyrinthine... all sharp edges, glass and metal, indifferent faces. The only reason this doesn't get a 10 from me is the ending. Something is missing; once the suspense part of the movie is resolved, the story just stops, leaving the character portrayals not quite finished.

The Prophecy
Not bad. Christopher Walken is by far the best thing in this movie. They gave him a great character to work with, and then there's his screen presence. Every scene with him in it is just more interesting, even if he's just standing there doing nothing. That's the magic of Walken. Not a bad little appearance by Viggo Mortensen as Lucifer. I like the movie's concept. Who knew angels could be scary? I can't wait to watch the next two and experience more twisted Walken weirdness.

Great Expectations
Surprisingly watchable. I expected it to be a low-budget movie-of-the-week affair, but it actually boasts some beautiful art direction with a surprisingly light touch, as well as some lavish set and costume design. Much more sensual than I expected, without being cheap or bawdy. Makes upper-class New York look like a truly enviable place to be... delicious, opulent, sophisticated. You usually don't see that; most movies portray it as an empty, colorless, hypocritical life, full of useless and insipid people. Gwyneth Paltrow glows in this movie. They basically filmed her through the main character's eyes; that is, through the filter of passionate love. So they drape her in expensive, flattering garments, linger on close-ups of her face, and caress her with light. It's really quite lovely. Also, they picked a wonderful artist to do the drawings and paintings for Finn, the main character. The artwork adds an unexpected richness and innocence to the feel of the movie. The biggest flaw is the musical score, which is amateurish and overdone. Most of the time it's ignorable, but in a few places it calls attention to its ungainly presence.
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