Watch: The Omen 2006 123movies, Full Movie Online – When the Vatican observatory Priest sees the appearance of a comet, the Church is sure that it confirms the eve of the Armageddon. Meanwhile, the U.S. President’s godson Robert Thorn (Liev Schreiber) is informed in the maternity ward in Rome by Father Spiletto (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) that his wife Katherine (Julia Stiles) has just lost her baby and she had troubles with her uterus and would not have another pregnancy. Spiletto suggests to Robert that another just-born child that lost his mother could be the substituted for his son, and Robert accepts the child and gives him the name of “Damien”. Robert is promoted to ambassador in London after a tragic accident. When Damien’s nanny (Amy Huck) commits suicide during his birthday party, a substitute, Mrs. Baylock (Mia Farrow), comes to work and live with the family. Through the years, Katherine realizes that Damien is evil, while Robert is contacted by Father Brennan (Pete Postlethwaite), who tells him that Damien is the son of devil. When the Priest dies in a bizarre accident, photographer Keith Jennings (David Thewlis) shows evidence to Robert that the boy is the Antichrist. They travel to the town of Megiddo to learn how the boy can be stopped..
Plot: A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.
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Even by remake standards, this was creatively bankrupt on top of utilizing the terrible techniques of 21st century horror with jump scares. The cast I guess tried their best but having just recently watched the original, I was mostly bored as this pretty much follows the same exact plot, scene for scene. **1.0/5**
Usually remakes are risky. Sometimes they turn better (rarely), sometimes worse. This movie is definitely a good remake and actually better than original. Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, David Thewlis & Pete Postlethwaite deliver a powerful acting. Story is same, but better quality, better production & better acting. Movie is definitely one of my favorites.
An Unnecessary Re-make
A re-make of the original horror classic of 1976, this film offers nothing more than the original film has already given us, besides some admittedly impressive death scenes. This re-make is far below the standard set by the original film. The acting is stiff and stilted, with Liev Schreiber (as Robert Thorne) giving a thoroughly one-noted performance which proved to be quite frustrating to watch for over two hours. Even when he finds out about the incredibly terrible events that consistently occur throughout the film, Schreiber keeps an indifferent expression on his face. This undoubtedly makes many problems arise; how can the audience get involved in a movie if the actors are unconvincing in their roles? Julia Stiles does well, but she doesn’t work in her role as Robert Thorne’s wife, but Mia Farrow as Mrs. Baylock gives the film a bit of a spark in an otherwise dull film. The main thing is, is it scary? Damien is creepy enough, and there are some OK dream sequences that offer a couple of good jump scares. But this is all it offers in scares. The film is basically just a re-shooting of the original scenes, except they lack the energy and tension. There is no sense of foreboding, and it’s almost as if the film makers and actors were just bored and wanting to get it over and done with; it’s as if they hardly cared about making a good film. What was meant to be a gripping, horrific and intense viewing experience right up to the stunning climax becomes a boring and plodding time, and you just about lose interest in the whole story, and the characters. Overall, a very disappointing re-make, which begs the question: Why did they re-make it in the first place?
By Remake Standards, Better Than Average
What happens when the son of the devil is raised by an American politician and his young wife? Exactly what you’d expect: all hell breaks loose!
While I haven’t seen the original Omen in a while, I remember a few key scenes clearly and I remember I liked it. This alone is enough to make me wonder why they remade it (why remake good movies when there are so many bad films to fix?). But they did good, keeping many scenes identical but making the story very 2006 appropriate.
My favorite thing about the film was the adaptation of the plot to fit around 9/11, and the space shuttle disaster, which were obviously missing from the original. This does seem to imply that American tragedies are more important than non-American ones, though. Many people really feel the apocalypse is coming, so this was an appropriate choice. I also like the move from English characters to Americans (though this really doesn’t matter).
The demons were spooky and the new Damien is one goony looking little boy, which is great. I don’t mind a Damien that looks like Batboy from the Weekly World News. The other actors were also decent: Mia Farrow, best known to horror fans from that other Satanic child film, “Rosemary’s Baby”, was the perfect nanny and Liev Schreiber has that level of fame that makes him great for starring roles of this sort (not too big to overshadow the film, but big enough to fill the shoes). See “Phantoms” if you don’t believe me. The actors did many of their owns stunts, with Liev Schreiber even cracking a rib.
My biggest concern was Julia Stiles. I said to myself, “Self, this chick is known for over-acting in Shakespearean romances and teen comedies… can she tone it down enough for a horror film?” A few moments had Stiles poking her melodramatic head up out of the ground, but overall she played it straight and I think she was commendable.
The kid who played Damien in the original returns here as a reporter, but don’t throw out your copy of the original Omen. But don’t go out of your way to avoid this one, either. It is a solid horror film with more than competent directing and acting behind it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (cut) (Philippines)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director John Moore
Writer David Seltzer
Actors Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,171 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema