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Halloween Blu-ray review: The Final Conflict

As the conclusion to a trilogy, The Final Conflict is not even remotely satisfying. However, as I’ve said before, I prefer to look on the original Omen as a standalone film and the subsequent instalments as curious but unnecessary aberrations. As such, there’s not really a great deal to recommend here, barring the impressive performance by Sam Neill and the knowledge that, limp as it is, it is at least considerably better than the 2006 remake of The Omen and a slight - very slight - improvement on Damien: Omen II.

In which God’s followers reveal themselves to be so hopelessly inept as would-be assassins that Jesus Christ himself has to come down from the heavens to defeat Damien Thorn.

Review at DVD Times.

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 at 12:03 PM | Comments: 1
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | Halloween | Reviews



I reached much the same conclusion on this one, though I do find Damien slightly preferable; I don't enjoy Sam Neill's performance as much as you do. Don't get me wrong, the man does what he can to salvage things and the film becomes that much more boring when he's not on screen. However when he isn't on screen (and when the moronic forces of good aren't dying in amusing ways) it's interminably dull.

My favourite piece of music from the trilogy is the opening title sequence of The Final Conflict, incidentally.

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, October 31, 2008 2:41 PM

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