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Old 01-03-24, 02:16 PM
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

It has stuff going in reverse, reeeaally evilly. If that doesn't convince you, I don't know what will.
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

So the two priests, Fathers Spiletto (who convinced Thorne to take Damian as his baby) and Brennan (who later warned Thorne and got skewered by a lightning rod) are characters in this.
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

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It has stuff going in reverse, reeeaally evilly. If that doesn't convince you, I don't know what will.
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

I welcome this. The originals scared the living shit out of me when I was a kid - mainly the f'n score.

I still need to watch the remake as well.
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

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I still need to watch the remake as well.
You kind of don't. As I remember it, it was like a Gus Van Sant's Psycho. A carbon copy remake. Literally the only reason this movie was made was so it could get a 06/06/06 release date.
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

Surprised the prequel title on the poster isn't: 0men
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

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Surprised the prequel title on the poster isn't: 0men
That reads 'zero men', which as we all know means box office poison.
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You kind of don't. As I remember it, it was like a Gus Van Sant's Psycho. A carbon copy remake. Literally the only reason this movie was made was so it could get a 06/06/06 release date.
Oh, didn't know that....well F that then.
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

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That reads 'zero men', which as we all know means box office poison.
True, but it could pass the Bechtel Test!
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

The trailer was interesting.

Will definitely use my Regal Unlimited Plus Pass on this
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

This is out this weekend. The social media embargo lifted last week and word sounds positive.

Review embargo lifts on the 4th.
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_first_omen
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

Wow, surprisingly positive reviews!
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Really wanna see this. Shocked to see 85 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes
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He loved it.
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

Hmm, I didnít have much interest in this initially but the positive reviews are swaying me.
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

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Hmm, I didnít have much interest in this initially but the positive reviews are swaying me.
Same, I'm defintiely more interested now as well and that 70's trailer was awesome. I'm going to watch the original and some of the sequels first.
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

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Hmm, I didnít have much interest in this initially but the positive reviews are swaying me.
It isn't the positive reviews that have me intrigued . . . it is an interview with the director, Arkasha Stevenson, and co-writer Tim Smith that is selling me. That usually doesn't work on me, but she is a great interview and provides some great takes on the message she is trying to deliver.

https://www.slashfilm.com/1554292/th...ive-interview/ by BJ Colangelo


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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

Saw it this afternoon and I had zero expectations. It was surprisingly pretty good and very effective with the suspense and imagery. Nell Tiger Free is really good as the protagonist Maggie and it really felt like the 1970s with the clothes, sets and atmosphere. Overall, this felt like a 1970s style horror. They really did a good job with the budget.

I didn’t read any spoilers on this other than being slightly aware that this was a prequel. But, I won’t go into any spoilers on the specific nature of it being a prequel. But, this was a pleasant surprise for me. I give it a B+

The thing that might keep people away from this is there are no major stars other than the IP it’s associated with. I mean there are known actors like Charles Dance, Bill Nighy and Sonia Braga. Dance’s part is super small though.

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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

I saw this last week and hated it. It was, in my opinion, the worst movie I've seen this year. I found it to be really predictable and super boring. Maybe my expectations were just too high.
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I saw this last week and hated it. It was, in my opinion, the worst movie I've seen this year. I found it to be really predictable and super boring. Maybe my expectations were just too high.
Saw this last week and felt similar, though Nell Tiger Free's performance was fantastic.

I'm not sure that Religious Horror Films have anything left to say that's particularly new or original.

It was a bit hilarious that the opening 15 minutes of this film and Immaculate (2024) seem to mirror each other exactly.
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Religious horror movies are not for everyone. It's going to have some divided opinions. I'm not really a fan of the genre either. Although I was somewhat entertained by the Pope's Exorcist last year.

As I said, I had almost no expectations for this and knew very little about it going on. It wasn't even really on my radar until I started seeing some positive thoughts and I was pleasantly surprised. But, YMMV as Dave said it didn't work for him,

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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

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Saw this last week and felt similar, though Nell Tiger Free's performance was fantastic.

I'm not sure that Religious Horror Films have anything left to say that's particularly new or original.

It was a bit hilarious that the opening 15 minutes of this film and Immaculate (2024) seem to mirror each other exactly.
I saw Immaculate the week before this one and I thought it was way better (it wasn't great but I didn't hate it)
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Re: The First Omen (2024, D: Stevenson) - prequel

This prequel is good.
But the ending I was confused.

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