Monday, May 6, 2024

The First Omen Review

 Hey guys welcome back to my blog. Here is another review for you!! This one i was enjoying at first but then let me explain what i mean by at first. So when i went to see it i was expecting to see an eerie , scary, and sinister feeling movie. A movie you truly believed birthed evil. WHY because the first Omen with little Damien made you feel that way. Even more so because the kid playing him was so good at being innocently creepy. ANYWAYS, that is not what i got. So i am gunna get right into it honestly. 

 Plot (Spoiler Alert please dont read this section if you have not seen it yet)

I am just going to do the short version because there are other things i kinda want to discuss about the movie a bit more than the plot.

Here is the short version. Cut to a man names Father Brennan who has been studying this convent goes to the church and meets with a man named Father Harris and asks him about an occult conspiracy; the shaken Harris gives Brennan a photograph of a baby with the name "Scianna" inscribed. Harris is killed when a falling pipe splits his head open. ( Scene Cut to)

1971 Rome , amid left-wing protests , America novitiate Margaret Daino arrives at the Vizzardeli Orphanage. Quite young and known to be a bit of a trouble maker back in the states. Only she wasn't really a trouble maker but the things she was saying and doing were justified and real. She meets with Cardinal Lawrence, Father Gabriel, and Abess Sister Silva, her roommate and fellow novitiate Luz, and nun Anjelica. Luz invites Margaret to a disco saying this is your last chance before they have to take their vows and everything. Margaret dances with a man named Paolo before blacking out after a few drinks and letting herself loose a bit in which she awakens the next day with no memory of what happened.

Margaret then is shown around and meets the elder nuns they have been taking care of and is told everything they do there , taking care of the elderly and sick, and wanders off a bit and meets a 13 old orphan named Carlita. She draws closer to this one child at the orphanage who is being misunderstood and mistreated by the other nuns there. This treatment reminder herself of what had happened to her as a child in her covenant/orphanage she stayed in. They also did those things to her as well. They are all outside one day when one of the nuns is talking to Carlita.  Margaret spots Carlita showing Anjelica a drawing of a pregnant woman being restrained; moments later Anjelica self-immolates and  tells Carlita " this is all for you" and hangs herself.

Obviously concerned she meets Father Brennan who tells her about Brennan explains that radicals within the church, desperate to regain power against the rise of secularism, seek to bring about the Antichrist to create fear and drive people back to the church, with Carlita intended to be his mother. Of course this frightens her and she does not believe him or more so does not want to. However it didn't seem so farfetched. She intended to protect Carlita at all costs. They end up taking a field trip and on their way out with the children a riot breaks out and Margaret gets caught up in the midst of it. She then started having hallucinations. Because of this Sister Silva decides to postpone her vows until she is better and orders her to distance herself from Carlita.

On her way home she spots Poalo who looks terrified and he speaks to her saying he is so sorry , he didnt know, and then he says look for the Mark. Right after is hit by a truck and smashed against the wall. Margaret tries to help him but he is split in half. She then goes back to the convent and starts to do some research. Margaret sneaks into Sister Silva's office. She uncovers a hidden, underground chamber and a series of subject files, all labeled "Scianna". Each file contains a photo of a disfigured baby with a birthmark in the shape of three 6's , with Carlita as seemingly the only survivor. She is intercepted and spots the mark on Carlita's palate before being imprisoned.

Father Gabriel frees Margaret after finding the files she hid ; as they examine the files, they discover that another baby had survived. Margaret freaks out crying as she locates the mark on her own scalp and suddenly remembers that she was forcefully impregnated in a satanic ritual the night she blacked out at the disco. The Devil will need to mate with his own spawn in order to conceive the Antichrist, and Margaret had been brought to Rome as Carlita is too young. The group drives off to have the pregnancy aborted, but another car crashes into theirs on the way. ( This next scene is something i need to talk about but later ) Margaret gets out of the car and starts basically reenacting getting pregnant by the beast and then falls to the ground in the middle of the street and her womb fills as she then starts having contractions. she passes out and awakens strapped to a hospital bed .

 She us then greeted by Cardinal Lawrence, the head of the conspiracy. She gives birth to two children, a girl and a boy; the boy of course is hailed as the Antichrist. She stabs Lawrence but cannot bring herself to kill her son. Luz stabs Margaret as the conspirators flee with the boy and set the chamber ablaze to cover their tracks. Carlita saves Margaret and her daughter and Margaret sees her assaulter, a demonic jackal, yes a jackal,  in the flames. The baby boy is given to American diplomat Robert Thorn to secretly replace the child his wife Katherine has supposedly miscarried. ( aka Damien from the original Omen ) Carlita, Margaret, and the little baby girl survive and move away. Trying to stay hidden from the world and the covenant that if found would kill them. 

One day they are eating and smiling and laughing and a priest comes to see them telling Margaret that they know and are coming for them and that Damien has started to show signs already basically and the evil has begun. She basically says i am ready for the , i don't care and o leave them alone. 

So i will get to the ratings real quick

Scary 5/10 i found nothing about this scary at all...not eerie...nothing...just shock value 

Creepy 3/10 not creepy , no evil vibes, did not give any creep factor


Acting 7/10 they were great actors and actresses 

Overall 5/10 Just unoriginal, predictable, and over used

Here is the deal. Every single antichrist origins movie is the same and this was no different. It was so predictable all the way down to it being her who was impregnated. I already knew they were not going to grape a 13 years and get her pregnant to give birth to the antichrist and i already knew that the son was going to be Damien from the first Omen. This was so badly thought out and i am so sad it didn't give me any eerie or creepy vibes. When i watched the Omen everything just seemed so eerie and had this gut wrenching feeling the whole time. Damien was so innocent and yet those eyes told stories of pure evil just waiting to come out. This movie was just all shock Value. It had nothing that made me even curious.

THE WORST SCENE EVER in that movie was the scene where she is in the middle of the street after being hit by the other car and finding out she was the one who was impregnated by the Devil. She starts to move around spastically and grunting ... she actually moans as if she were in pleasure and starts basically acting like something is having very rough sex with her and at one point she bends over as if she is getting it doggy style. Nothing about it seems painful or looks like she doesn't want it and then she drops to the floor and opens her mouth as what looks like a crap ton of semen is filling up and flowing out of her mouth as well as her downstairs pouring out. This entire scene goes on for so long you just feel uncomfortable watching it especially with people around and just seems so vulgar and unnecessary. 

One more point on this was a stolen scene. You can see almost the same exact scene in a 1981 film called Possession. This woman in the movie literally does this exact scene but in a subway. Only hers was called a miscarriage and this one in the Omen was her reenacting her getting pregnant. However the semen and blood were a bit more dramatic in the 1981 film and also poured from every single orifice in her body. Both were uncomfortable to watch and overdramatic and neither seemed angry about the hard **cking the were reenacting. Just bothers me how unoriginal this movie was. 

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