The Omen (2006)

Theatrical Release: June 6, 2006
DVD Release: October 17, 2006
The Omen (2006)
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Synopsis

The prophecy is clear, the signs unmistakable: Armageddon is upon us. On 6 / 6 / 06, the omen is revealed…and our darkest fears are realized. “The Omen,” a contemporary thriller based on the 1976 classic film, centers around a young boy named Damien, the son of an American diplomat and his wife. Damien’s family is unaware he is destined to become the Anti-Christ – until shattering events reveal the terrifying truth.

Dove Review

“The Omen” is a slow paced, less-than-thrilling take on the struggle between good and evil. Rife with frightening imagery and enough gore and violence not to merit the Dove seal of approval, this one should be avoided. To its credit, the film does portray a loving relationship between parents and child; the problem is that it’s hard to love your kid when he’s the spawn of Satan. Even still, the boy’s father refuses to give up on his son until the very end. The biggest problem with the movie is that it fails to explain any of the religious background which could have made the plot seem more believable. Certainly a very basic understanding of Judeo-Christian beliefs would be enough to understand the movie, but the events seemed hollow for a lack of more detailed historical information. For all the times the movie makes you jump, in the end it is basically a regurgitated plot filmed in a predictable way.

Content Description

Sex: Married couple kiss.
Language: OG-1; H-1.
Violence: Men attacked by dogs; man decapitate, woman murdered by injection, boy knocks mom off balcony, woman hangs herself, man is blown up in car, young boy attacks and scratches his mom, woman shown with wrist cut, woman hit by car; man impaled, woman attacks car with sledgehammer.
Drugs: Some smoking.
Nudity: None
Occult: Film is about Satan's son. Scary imagery throughout film, including a dead baby, skeletons, frightening masks, a scary burn victim with a deformed face, vicious dogs, etc.

Info

Company: 20th Century Fox
Director: John Moore
Producer: John Moore
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 110 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Samantha Kubik